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Sheriff awards first annual $1,000 scholarship

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office awarded its first annual scholarship to Mancos High School’s Ashley Cole. According to a news release, the Sheriff’s Office offered a scholarship award of...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva Montessori School conducting fundraiser for new building

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School is holding a fundraiser through May 31 to help raise funds for a new school. The school is collecting aluminum cans to recycle. The program is called “Cans 4...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birding festival brings out a variety of birds and humans

This year’s Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival drew bird-watchers of all ages to Montezuma County. Festival organizer Diane Cherbak said festival-goers spotted dozens of species during tours...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores accepts Cooper’s resignation, moves forward with health clinic

The Dolores School District Re-4A on May 10 met in executive session with Superintendent Scott Cooper, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin and District Attorney Will Furse about the sheriff’s...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youths and families raft the upper Dolores River

The city of Cortez Recreation Center and The Dolores River Boating Advocates partnered to provide a youth and family rafting trip on the upper Dolores River on April 28. The two partnered to...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup crashes in Yellow Jacket; no injuries reported

A pickup truck crashed in a field off U.S. Highway 491 at County Road 18 at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle went about 60 feet off the highway into a field and rolled onto its top, according to...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores rejoins 1A Southern Peaks Conference, CHSAA says

The Dolores High School football team will play in the 1A Southern Peaks conference this fall, according to Bert Borgmann, assistant commissioner at the Colorado High School Activities Association....

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board holds open house about construction

Mancos School District Re-4A held an open house Monday night to answer community questions and concerns about upcoming construction. Owner’s representative Monty Guiles led the meeting, presenting...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC opens new nursing division on July 1

Pueblo Community College has created a Division of Nursing to accommodate growing demand and the addition of a bachelor’s degree in nursing, according to a news release. The division will begin...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions to recall two Dolores school board members filed with county

A group has turned in its petitions to recall Dolores School Board President Dee Prock and board member Vangi McCoy, according to the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. “We have only...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh to hold Cinco de Mayo fun run to help fund playground

Manaugh Elementary School will host a Cinco de Mayo fun run on May 5 at 10 a.m. to raise money for a new playground. According to assistant principal Whitney Stewart, the school wants to update the...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former professional baseball player speaks at Mesa Elementary

Former pro baseball player Adam Morrissey spoke to Mesa Elementary students on Thursday about “living with a champion mindset.” He encouraged students to believe in themselves, have a good work...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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