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Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will wrap up Southwest Colorado concerts

Southwest Colorado Concerts’ 2017-2018 season wraps up with the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. The orchestra, under the guidance of singer and director Nick Hilscher, will perform at...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Mancos school board discusses safety, calendar and walkout

Mancos School District Re-6 covered a lot of ground in its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday: security measures, test opt-outs, its four-day calendar, its walkout, and its response to a recent...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three injured as cars collide south of Towaoc

Three people were injured after a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon shut down U.S. Highway 160 near Towaoc, Colorado. The crash occurred on U.S. 160 south of the Ute Mountain Casino just after noon,...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS to hold lockdown drill and on-site evacuation

In a letter to parents on March 16, Montezuma-Cortez High School Principal Dr. Jason Wayman, announced a school wide lockout drill and evacuation set for April 5. The on-site evacuation doesn’t...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire Protection District approves purchase of bunker gear

The Cortez Fire Protection District unanimously moved to purchase nine sets of new bunker gear at their monthly meeting Wednesday evening. After discussing finances, the board agreed to pull from...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS plans walkout on anniversary of Florida school shootings

On the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the country plan walkouts on March 14 in tribute to the 17 people that...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS students bring authenticity to ‘Little Women’

Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama will premiere “Little Women,” a musical based on the book by Allan Knee, on March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ralph E. Vavak Memorial Auditorium. Shows are scheduled for...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board rejects a four-day school week

After months of discussion, the Dolores School District Re-4A board passed a five-day calendar, citing lack of evidence of school improvement. The motion to reject a four-day calendar passed...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discipline discussed at Dolores school board meeting

Board procedure broke down at the Dolores School Board meeting on March 8 as parents, students and residents spoke up during discussions about school discipline. Many of the 130 people in...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire Protection District prepares for election

The Cortez Fire Protection District will hold an election for its board of directors on May 8. Friday morning, administrators held a drawing to decide the name placement of the candidates on the...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CMS students hold mock trial about genocide

Eighth-graders at Cortez Middle School held mock trials at Montezuma County Combined Court on March 8 and 12 to cap a study of genocide. The classes, led by eighth-grade language arts teachers...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man turns passion for pork into a mobile restaurant

Ernie Padilla opened his traveling restaurant, The Wigglin’ Pig, to a hearty welcome. Padilla bought his trailer a year ago when he was working in the construction business and renovated it himself...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News