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School to Farm hosts pumpkin sale at Cortez Middle School

The Montezuma School to Farm Project hosted a pumpkin sale at the Cortez Middle School garden on Friday, Oct. 20. The project has seven gardens in Montezuma County, all on school grounds in an...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Q-and-A: Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District School Board candidates

In the Nov. 7 election, challengers seek to unseat two current members of the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District Board of Education. Tiffany Cheney is challenging Brian Balfour to represent...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Not just ‘horsing around’

The Medicine Horse Center in Mancos held a volunteer workshop on Saturday morning. The Center needs volunteers for therapeutic riding sessions, helping out as side walkers and leaders for children...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students rewarded for academic achievement

Montezuma-Cortez High School students who achieved Advance Placement scores were in for a surprise at Friday’s pep assembly. Colorado Legacy Schools donated $4,600 to M-CHS, and Principal Jason...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Danish gymnasts perform at Cortez Middle School

A group of Danish gymnasts performed at Cortez Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 19, to great acclaim. The Danish Gymnastic International Group, led by Kim Hahn, represents the Academy of Physical...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State, Virginia accreditation teams visit school district

Teams from Colorado Department of Education and the University of Virginia visited four schools in the Montezuma-Cortez School Re-1 School District to assess improvement. The University of Virginia...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

School board submits request to be taken ‘off the clock’

Lori Haukeness, superintendent of the Montezuma Cortez Re-1 School District, has announced that the retired high school has entered full abatement, and demolition could begin in a few months....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez named one of the ‘most beautiful places’

In an article on Flights.com, Cortez was named one of “The 10 Most Beautiful Places You Have to See in Person.” Resorts, churches and trails from Connecticut to California were named on the list....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fashion show to benefit cancer patients

Love on a Hanger will host its seventh annual “Pretty in Pink” fashion show on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery. Tickets start at $20 for general admission and $30 for...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A historic orchard in Dolores produces Teal Cider

On a back road west of Dolores lies an oasis of cool, fresh air and apples. Martha and Dusty Teal fell in love with the T Lazy T Orchard in 2009. The couple then lived in Durango and after...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Harvest Festival kicks off in Dolores

The fourth annual Dolores Harvest Festival kicked off to a beautiful autumn morning on Saturday. The festival has been taking shape for the past few years since beginning in 2011. “The Dolores...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Danish gymnasts plan to visit Cortez Middle School

A group of Danish gymnasts will perform at Cortez Middle School on Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. The group is from a organization called the Danish Gymnastic International Group. The group, led by Kim Hahn,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News