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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

Pleasant View woman celebrates 100th birthday

Lois Todd Smart, born March 20, 1918, celebrated her 100th birthday at her home with family and friends on March 18. Smart was born east of Pleasant View and lived there most of her life. She...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A durable finish for metal objects comes to Cortez

Sheldon Randall opened STR Custom Coatings in August after seeing companies ship items out of state to be powder-coated. Randall’s powder-coating process starts with sandblasting to give it a...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores to hold special meeting to address school discipline

Dolores School District Re-4A on Friday announced the agenda for its special meeting to address reported discipline problems. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, from 6-8 p.m. in the...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies respond to brush fire near Narraguinnep Reservoir

Multiple fire agencies on Friday afternoon were fighting a brush fire west of Narraguinnep Reservoir off County Road 23 north of Colorado Highway 184. Dispatch called for assistance from the...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Collision on U.S. 160 east of Cortez sends driver to hospital

A collision on Thursday evening closed the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 160 and sent one vehicle off the highway and into a fence at the Vista Verde Village east of Cortez. The driver of a white...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

School board discusses trimester system, mill levy

The Montezuma-Cortez school board on Tuesday decided to consider a mill levy for the November ballot and discussed replacing the semester system with a trimester system in the high school and...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power duo returning to Mancos for spring tour

Arizona musicians Johnny Zapp and Bernie Lezotte will return to Mancos on April 21 as a stop on their spring tour. The “power duo” will perform at The Mancos Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. with no cover...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores student is awarded coveted Boettcher Scholarship

Dolores High School senior Cameron Elder has been awarded the Colorado Boettcher Scholarship, which provides a full scholarship to any in-state school. Elder, a Dolores student since kindergarten...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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