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Phone Number: 970-564-6036

CMS bands receive superior scores

The Cortez Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade bands received superior ratings at the Northwest New Mexico Music Educators Associate Large Group Evaluation. The evaluation was held at the...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters battle brush fire north of Cortez

Firefighters responded to a brush fire north of Cortez at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to officials with the Cortez Fire Protection District. The fire started at 13627 Road 29, and put out a...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Democrats and Republicans choose delegates at caucuses

Mancos Republicans and Democrats met at their respective Precinct 11 caucuses to choose the delegates they would send to the county assembly on March 16. Colorado uses the caucus system to choose...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group of Dolores students aims to improve school culture

When a group of Dolores high-schoolers saw major changes in their school culture, they decided to do something. Shortly after the shooting at Parkland, Florida, and a fight video from Dolores High...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver unhurt after running off Colorado 145 in merge lane

A two-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon ended with an SUV veering into a field off Colorado Highway 145. According to Colorado State Patrol’s preliminary investigation at the scene, the incident...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Parks Committee brainstorms with community members

The newly formed Dolores Parks Committee met for a work session on Tuesday evening to discuss planning for a new playground. According to committee member Mike Riley, the work session is held in...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board meets with state representative

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board met Tuesday with Randy Black, Colorado Association of School Boards director of member relations, to do some strategic planning work. One of the main focuses...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pickup runs off Road G, rolls over; driver injured

A driver was injured in a rollover Thursday on County Road G after running off the road and crashing at the bottom of an embankment. According to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, the crash...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board meets with students to discuss concerns

The Dolores School Board held its annual linkage event last Thursday afternoon. “Linkage” is a time for students to speak with the board in a casual setting, on their own turf. The board met with...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Middle and High School honor roll

Middle School Quarter 2 Honor Roll Seventh Grade Principal’s Honor Roll Joel Hoffman, Micah Hoffman, Grayson Hogue, Evan LaMunyon, Taylor LaRose, Hailey Melvin, Grace Mitchell-Paul and Hazel Smith....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patsy Ruth Howard Brown, a longtime ‘pillar’ of Cortez, dies at age 85

Patsy Ruth Howard Brown passed away at age 85 after a life of service on Feb. 13. Cortez has lost a prominent member of the community. Brown was raised on a ranch in Powderhorn, graduated from...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez student speaks at national conference

Kenneth Walker of Cortez spoke on a panel at the American Indian Studies Association’s national conference in Tempe, Arizona, on Feb. 1-2. The panel, titled “Upsetting Settler Nationalism: Fort...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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