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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

Montezuma-Cortez singers audition for state choir

Twenty-six students from Montezuma-Cortez High School have been selected for the Fort Lewis College Honor Choir. They will perform in a concert at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the FLC Community Concert...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS Marching Panthers to perform free concert

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Marching Band will perform a Community Appreciation Concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 28 at Panther Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. On Oct....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fashion Show benefits Cancer Alliance

Love on a Hanger hosted its seventh annual “Pretty in Pink” fashion show on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery. The fashion show donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School to premiere ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’

Next weekend, Cortez Middle School Theater will premiere “Into the Woods, Jr.,” a twist on Stephen Sondheim’s musical fairytale about the choices and wishes we make in life. It shows on Friday,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed school tax raises questions about spending

As the Nov. 7 election draws near, voters are discussing the mill levy resolution. If approved by voters in the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District, the tax would raise about $2.7 million in...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News