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Is Dolores in or out of CHSAA? State official weighs in

Has the Dolores School District opted out of the Colorado High School Activities Association? That question was largely unanswered during a sometimes heated and confusing public discussion at...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School to premiere ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

Next weekend, Cortez Middle School Theater will premiere “The Phantom Tollbooth,” a play about making learning fun. It shows on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. and repeats on Saturday, April 21, at 2...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board discusses Trusler resignation, CHSAA, clinic

The Dolores School District Re-4A on April 12 met in executive session with Superintendent Scott Cooper, then unanimously accepted the resignation of athletic director and football coach Chris...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Montezuma students are awarded esteemed Daniels scholarships

Four local high school seniors have received the Daniels Fund Scholarship to any two- or four-year accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States. Josie Sitton, Ben Chupp, Maddi...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores athletic director and coach Chris Trusler reportedly may resign

The Dolores School Board on Thursday was scheduled to consider the resignation of athletic director and football coach Chris Trusler, who has drawn mounting criticism from parents and residents...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS holds lockdown drill and on-site evacuation

Montezuma-Cortez High School Principal Jason Wayman thanked students, staff and emergency personnel for participating in its lockdown and evacuation drill on Thursday. According to district Safety...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Children’s Kiva receives go-ahead from Planning and Zoning

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday approved an application for a conditional use permit for the Children’s Kiva Montessori School to move into the former Montezuma County Justice...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS appoints Matt Keefauver as new director

Matt Keefauver is the new director of Southwest Open School, according to an announcement on the school’s Facebook page on April 3. Previous director Charlotte Wolf announced her upcoming...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition seeks to recall two Dolores School Board members

A petition filed with Montezuma County seeks to recall Dolores School Board President Dee Prock and school board member Vangi McCoy. The petition claims that both school both members have failed to...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glenn Miller Orchestra gets Cortez crowd dancing

Southwest Colorado Concerts’ 2017-2018 season wrapped up Monday evening with the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. The orchestra, under the guidance of singer and director Nick Hilscher,...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos native to run 12th consecutive Boston Marathon

Mancos native Rosy Spraker will run her 12th Boston Marathon on April 16 in honor of her mother and to raise awareness for 261 Fearless Inc. Spraker met the founder of 261 Fearless Inc., Kathrine...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Dolores Schools to register kindergarten and out-of-district students

The Dolores School District will open registration for kindergarten and out-of-district elementary students on April 5 from noon to 6 p.m. at the elementary school. To register a new student, the...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News