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Manaugh goes ‘interstellar’ for learning

Manaugh Elementary School held its fourth annual Spring Fling on Thursday evening. The event is an opportunity for students to learn in a hands-on environment and for residents to see what the...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire Protection District Board candidates answer questions

Six candidates are running for three open seats on the Cortez Fire Protection District board on May 8. The two incumbents are Sherri Wright and Buck Woodman. The other candidates are Jim...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores FFA students receive state degrees

Seven members of Dolores High School’s chapter of the National FFA Organization will be awarded state degrees at the Colorado annual convention in Pueblo from June 6-7. The students are Jasper...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash closes U.S. 160 south of Cortez; driver faces DUI charge

U.S. Highway 160 was closed Thursday for about 45 minutes after a two-vehicle crash at County Road C south of Cortez. The Cortez Fire Protection District, Colorado State Patrol and other emergency...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez’s Olivia Story wins scholarships for theater presentation

Olivia Story will graduate from Montezuma-Cortez High School with an honors diploma and $1,500 in scholarships for her honors presentation. Story won the scholarships for her honors diploma...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community college gives students a second chance

Pueblo Community College is giving students an opportunity to return to school to finish their degrees. The initiative provides scholarships for students who had to leave PCC shortly before...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CMS Theater keeps audience laughing with ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

The Cortez Middle School Theater premiered “The Phantom Tollbooth,” a play about making learning fun, to a packed auditorium on Friday night. The play was directed by Angela Gabardi, computer and...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 School Board discusses safety survey, suspensions, mill levy

The Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 school board on Tuesday discussed topics including the results from the district’s safety survey, suspensions resulting from a recent student get-together, the...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Friends of the NRA presents donations at banquet

The Four Corners Friends of the NRA awarded $14,997.75 in donations to four organizations at a banquet Saturday evening at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Each organization was presented a check by Vanessa...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in threat to Montezuma-Cortez schools is identified

The suspect who allegedly made an unsubstantiated threat toward Montezuma-Cortez schools was apprehended Friday afternoon in Cortez after the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office located his car. “The...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Mancos School Board plans for the future and hears concerns

At Monday night’s board meeting, the Mancos Re-6 School Board unanimously approved changing insurance providers for the district. The board also heard comments about the nonrenewal of a special...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two local Destination Imagination teams headed to global competition

Two local Destination Imagination teams are traveling to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Global competition on May 23. The competition includes 15 countries, 10 events and 17,000 attendees at the...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News