Carter Pape

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Staff shakeup, low test scores hit Kiva Montessori School

At 8:08 a.m. on Sept. 17, a person claiming to be a Children’s Kiva Montessori School staffer emailed CKMS board members an account of alleged mismanagement and neglect by a superior at the school....

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

Debris in McPhee will not be cut free

Although it may be unsightly, the debris on the shore near Doc’s Marina in the McPhee Reservoir will not be removed soon, according to a U.S. Forest Service official. Tires and scrap metal from a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores third-graders create, manage restaurant

Last week, Dolores elementary school students in third-grade classes taught by Angie Lowe, Meg Neeley and Melody McNeill served locally sourced meals to their parents and other community members,...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos library hopes to normalize conversations about death

Mancos has joined thousands of other cities around the world as it begins hosting a regular event known as a Death Cafe. The event is hosted by the Mancos Public Library and facilitated by the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raven Narratives brings stories of belonging to Mancos

Friday night, Raven Narratives hosted a sold-out show at the Mancos United Methodist Church, the town’s first event of its kind. Nine individuals presented stories to the audience, each related to...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos is divided over Boyle Park herbicide treatment

Tension over weed control measures reached a head in Mancos last week after the town applied the herbicide 2,4-D to Boyle Park. Residents who showed up to the park to protest said the compound...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school district is rebranding

The Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 school board on Tuesday approved $63,469 of spending from the district’s capital projects fund and heard a presentation about the district’s rebranding...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Hall now 100% solar powered

The city of Cortez has installed enough solar panels on the roof of City Hall to annually produce as much energy as the facility consumes. Shaw Solar, a solar contracting company based in Durango,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS softball is off to the state 3A tournament

The Montezuma-Cortez High School softball team is en route to Aurora for its state 3A championship. The team left at 9 a.m. Thursday for the eight-hour drive. The team, seeded No. 15 in the 3A...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School celebrates Hispanic heritage

Monday night, Cortez Middle School students, parents and teachers celebrated Hispanic heritage by showcasing student artwork and projects related to Latin American history and culture. The event...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final plans for south side park are introduced

On Wednesday, more than 50 Cortez residents attended an open house event at the Evangel Assembly of God church to see the final plans for the new south side park that will replace the demolished...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos restaurant celebrates Dove Creek artist

Cody Lyon, an artist out of Dove Creek, will take her artwork to Mancos on Saturday for a showing of her work. The show, titled “The Travelers,” will be hosted at Olio Restaurant on West Grand...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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