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Email: cpape@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6029

Kiva’s use of emergency fund might be unconstitutional

According to a financial audit of Children’s Kiva Montessori School’s elementary and middle school, in June, CKMS dipped into a fund designated by law for emergency use. That action might have...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Auditor: Kiva Montessori might not last 12 months

An independent financial auditor expressed “substantial doubt” this month that the Children’s Kiva Montessori School’s elementary and middle school would survive the next 12 months because of its...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school district playground nearing completion

Despite delays, construction on the Mancos School District RE-6A football field was scheduled to begin this month after a Mancos Blue Jays playoff game at home against Merino High School. Following...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Olio artwork will explore ‘sense of place’

Encaustic paintings created by local artist Carol Mehesy will be featured on the walls of Olio restaurant starting Dec. 8, when a reception will be held for her at the restaurant from 4 to 6 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seats open for upcoming lessons on mosaics, making fire from friction

The Mancos School of the West, a local nonprofit, is hosting two workshops in early December for residents interested to learn from local artists and instructors about fire starting and mosaic...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search for Mancos town marshal open through Dec. 15

In the absence of former Mancos Marshal Jason Spruell, who recently retired from the position , the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is filling in to lead law enforcement efforts in the town until...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expedia: Mesa Verde 13th ‘most scenic’ destination in Southwest

Mesa Verde National Park ranked 13th in a recently published list by Expedia.com of the 21 “most scenic” destinations in the Southwest. The list was informed in part by a survey conducted by the...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos chamber unveils town’s holiday lineup

The Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the town of Mancos and the Mancos Creative District, have organized a calendar of holiday season events taking place in the area. The...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Giving Tree seeks gift donations, requests

Local charitable organization Mancos Giving Tree is bringing back its annual charity program for its 21st consecutive year. The program provides gifts, food and utility vouchers to Mancos Valley...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CKMS board: ‘No evidence’ of asbestos exposure

After finding “elevated levels” of asbestos in parts of its building, the Children’s Kiva Montessori School has moved classes out of its facility at 601 N. Mildred Road and back to Crow Canyon...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Site of retired high school is officially asbestos-free

According to an environmental consulting firm, the site of the retired Cortez high school, where the city will soon begin constructing a community park, is officially free of asbestos. The firm, LT...

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

Dolores trustees appoint Cody Folsom to board

During a regular meeting Tuesday night, the Dolores Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Cody Folsom to the board. Folsom is filling a vacancy that opened in October with the resignation...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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