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Mancos to hold annual Giving Tree Program

Mancos will hold its annual Giving Tree program throughout the holiday season. The program is a way to help families in need, anonymously. Forms for needy families, not always filled out by the...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cast and crew of ‘Noises Off’ keep audience laughing

The Montezuma-Cortez High School drama club performed “Noises Off,” a “comic farce” by Michael Frayn, Nov. 7-18 at the Ralph E. Vavak Memorial auditorium. The play was a play within a play,...

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

Mancos High School graduate interns at NASA

Aimee Johnson, who graduated from Mancos High School in 2012, spent this summer interning for NASA. Johnson was one of 10 college students chosen for the program’s nationwide search. The...

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

Montezuma-Cortez school board resumes mill levy campaign

Meeting for the first time since voters rejected its property tax increase, the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board on Tuesday discussed short-term solutions for its budget until it can put the tax...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools update prevention policies in light of recent teen suicides

After two high-profile suicides of teen girls in Dolores and Montezuma counties last year, local school districts were pressed to update their policies on bullying and suicide prevention. Dolores...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez faces suicide crisis with open discussion

Although Montezuma County has the second-highest per capita suicide rate in Colorado, according to Coroner George Deavers, it’s still a difficult subject to discuss. But after two girls took their...

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

M-CHS freshman wins national ATV racing championship

Noah Harris, a freshman at Montezuma-Cortez High School, has been crowned the 250cc production class WORCS national champion. His 10-year-old brother, Marcus Harris, raced in the same class and...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos Valley Chorus returns for another season

The Mancos Valley Chorus’ December season kicks off soon. It has been practicing since early September. Performances are free to attend. The chorus has 32 members led by director Kriss Larsen and...

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

Mancos School Board announces vacancy

The Mancos Board of Education accepted and approved a resolution to declare a vacancy at the Nov. 13 meeting. To be eligible for the position, candidates must be a Mancos resident for at least one...

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

Re-1 School Board meets to discuss new developments

The failed mill levy ballot measure was on everyone’s mind Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board. However, the newest development in the district is its...

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

Montezuma-Cortez School District is ‘off the clock’

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District Superintendent Lori Haukeness on Tuesday announced that the Re-1 School District is off the accountability clock. The district received notification last week from...

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