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Mancos breaks ground on construction project

On the last day of school for the 2017-2018 school year, Mancos officials broke ground on their campus construction project in front of the student body and staff. Superintendent Brian Hanson...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Locals perform concert of classical music at church

Eight musicians performed a classical concert at the Cortez First United Methodist Church on May 20. According to a news release from Joe Curry, the musicians performed in groups of one to four....

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student first in her family with high school diploma

The Durango Adult Education Center will hold its graduation on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Durango Public Library. According to Cortez site manager Al Huckins, one of the Cortez graduates...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS offers more social studies options

World history will not be offered at Montezuma-Cortez High School next year as the school “transitions” into a more flexible schedule for students. In an email to The Journal, Principal Jason...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Twelve sophomores inducted into Mancos National Honor Society chapter

Twelve Mancos sophomores were inducted into the Cyril Conway chapter of the National Honor Society on May 14. According to an email Tuesday from faculty adviser Adyan Farrar, students with a...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board talks construction and budget

The Mancos School District Re-6 board on Monday discussed upcoming school construction. The district planned a groundbreaking ceremony for May 24 at 1:30 p.m. Owners representative Monty Guiles...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions to recall two Dolores school board members deemed insufficient

Petitions to recall Dolores school board President Dee Prock and board member Vangi McCoy have been found insufficient, according to the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Each petition...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh Elementary faces outside management to improve performance

The Colorado Department of Education announced on May 10 that Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 will work with outside management organizations to improve student performance at Manaugh...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agriculture teacher Ed Rice to retire after 28 years

Agricultural education teacher Ed Rice’s office was covered in awards and thank-you notes from students as he prepared a monthly meal for his students on Friday morning. He usually cooks for his...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez board discusses trimester system, CMS mascot change

The Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 school board on Tuesday discussed the 2018-2019 trimester system and Cortez Middle School’s plan to change its colors and mascot to match Montezuma-Cortez High...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

International Peace Run reaches Montezuma County

A group of international runners passed through Montezuma County last week. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run , an international torch relay, stopped at Kemper Elementary School on Thursday...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores moves forward with school-based health clinic

After hearing from citizens and Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, the Dolores School Board approved a contractor for a school-based health clinic. The motion was made by District Re-4A Board...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News