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Montezuma-Cortez considers cuts after school tax fails

Voters rejected the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District’s request to raise property taxes on Tuesday night, and the district quickly warned that budget cuts were likely. In other county...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

28th Parade of Lights prepares to light up Main Street Cortez

The 28th annual Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights will be Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. on Main Street in Cortez. The parade’s theme is “Back-Country Christmas.” In a news release,...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools celebrate Dia de los Muertos

The Mancos School District held its fourth annual Dia de los Muertos Festival on Thursday. Dia de los Muertos is a cultural holiday celebrated throughout Latin America and the United States....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School premieres 'Into the Woods, Jr.'

Cortez Middle School Theater premiered “Into the Woods, Jr.,” a twist on Stephen Sondheim’s musical fairytale about the choices and wishes we make in life. The show premiered on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early child development training is coming to Cortez

The Coordinated Approach to Child Health Early Childhood development program training will come to Cortez from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13-14 and 8 a.m. to noon on Nov. 15. CATCH is a physical...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Collision injures two on U.S. 491

Two people were seriously injured Friday afternoon in a rear-end collision at U.S. Highway 491 and County Road P, according to authorities. A northbound pickup truck containing two adults was...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez district releases plan for tax spending

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 Superintendent Lori Haukeness on Friday outlined plans for new buses, improved technology and increased salaries and benefits as Tuesday’s vote on the proposed mill levy...

DATE: Nov. 3, 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. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Osprey donates packs to Montezuma County students

Osprey Packs donated backpacks to students throughout Montezuma County in the past few weeks. According to Trina Lee, English language learner coordinator for School District Re-1, Osprey has been...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County clerk recommends dropping off ballots

If you haven’t mailed in your ballot for the Nov. 7 election, you should consider hand-delivering it. The Montezuma County Clerk’s Office deadline for voters to request a ballot be mailed to them...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kids go trick-or-treating with a Cortez firefighter

At the tip-a-firefighter fundraiser at JFargo’s on Saturday, two families won the opportunity to go trick-or-treating with a firefighter. The winning families gathered Monday at the Cortez Fire...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash on Main Street sends one to hospital

Two vehicles collided Saturday about 11:15 a.m. at the intersection of Main and Market streets. The driver of one vehicle was taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital. The truck involved in the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News