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Town stalls on solar proposal

A plan to treat drinking water using the sun was met with silence last week by Mancos officials. After town officials were presented with a proposal to install a 60-kilowatt DC photovoltaic energy...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

For ‘Mr. Dan,’ the first day of school, one last time

Noel Daniel Imel will walk the hallways at Kemper Elementary on the first day of classes tomorrow, but it will be his last first day of school. “I’ve learned a lot from this job, even from the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sparsely financed

Last year, the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument received $2.40 per acre in federal funding. Mesa Verde National Park, in comparison, obtained more than $30.50 per acre. With upwards of...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

District attorney’s office investigates fired deputy

A former Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputy is under investigation for alleged sexual abuse that occurred during a traffic stop last November. Montezuma County court records show former...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abby Lock is ready to lead Panther Press

Tapped as an outstanding career and technical education student, senior Abby Lock will serve as editor-in-chief this year of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Panther Press. Last year, she led the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Fungi business mushrooming

Farmers aren’t flocking to the semi-arid region of the Four Corners to produce mushrooms, but on a hilltop south of Mancos, the fungi are fruiting inside a 48-foot refrigerated tractor-trailer. At...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Residents can learn how to fight fire

A firefighter is defined as an individual employed to extinguish fires and rescue people. But what exactly does that mean? The Cortez Fire Protection District is preparing to offer its next...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Marshal issues warning about school-zone speed

The first day of classes in Mancos was Tuesday, and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to obey posted speed limits. The friendly reminder to obey the posted 20 m.p.h. speed limit...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Cortez Sanitation District shelves rate study for now

Some Cortez Sanitation District customers could see their rates double, or even triple, when a new rate structure is adopted next year. CSD board chairman Dave Waters issued the warning of...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot-sale ban inches forward

The City of Cortez has opted to see how the state experiments with marijuana, proposing to adopt a temporary prohibition on recreational marijuana sales. In a wait-and-see mode, city council...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand jury indicts Cronk

Former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk is back behind bars, accused of using taxpayer money to purchase nearly $7,500 of personal items. An 18-count indictment handed down by a Montezuma...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Back to school

“Everyone comes back knowing that anything is possible.” That’s what Montezuma School District Re-1 superintendent Alex Carter said he likes best about the first day of the school. He gave a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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