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Congressional candidate talks economic mobility, business experience

U.S. Congressional candidate James Iacino dropped by the Mancos Public Library Saturday to meet local voters and share his perspectives on a variety of issues. Iacino, a Democrat who moved from...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grandfather questions discipline of Dolores special ed student

A Dolores grandfather has criticized the school district for disciplinary techniques used on his grandson, but district administrators say they acted appropriately. At a meeting earlier this month,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board considers graduation, modifies calendar

The Dolores school board tackled several issues at its January meeting, including boosting funding for a graduation celebration and modifying the calendar to accommodate the event. Preparations are...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos LivWell might move to a new site

The Mancos LivWell store might move to a new location in town. Green Kiwi 5 LLC, doing business as LivWell, recently submitted an application to the town of Mancos to change locations from 449...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Burned-out light causes Kemper Elementary evacuation

All is well at Kemper Elementary School, after a burned-out light caused a smell of smoke Friday morning, leading to an evacuation of all students and the arrival of first responders from at least...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Montezuma-Cortez school board member is sworn in

The Montezuma-Cortez school board has a new member. Chris Flaherty, a parent at Lewis-Arriola Elementary School, has been appointed to represent District G, in light of Kara Suckla’s recent...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva Montessori School’s charter is renewed

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School charter has been renewed by the Montezuma-Cortez school board. The charter school, in its sixth year, has faced some turbulence recently, especially in terms...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Library director leaves Cortez

After more than five years as director of the Cortez Public Library, Eric Ikenouye is heading to Oregon, where he will continue his library work. Last week was his last in Cortez. He is moving on...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District offers arts scholarship

The Mancos Creative District is currently accepting applications for a scholarship that will be awarded to one artistic student. The Create 81328! Scholarship fund was established for public,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos approves Municode contract, continues subdivision hearing

The town of Mancos kicked off 2020 by approving a contract to help residents navigate the municipal code online. At their first board meeting of the year on Jan. 8, trustees also continued a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Women’s March focuses on rights, elections

Three years after its inception, the Women’s March is still going strong in Cortez, and Saturday morning saw a colorful array of locals turn out to circle what is now called Veterans Park – with...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez official’s Facebook post spurs City Council discussion

A Cortez official’s Facebook post in December has sparked heated exchanges on social media and at a recent City Council meeting. The thread was initiated Dec. 11 by city Planning and Zoning...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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