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Cortez Fire donates medical supplies to mounted patrol

Last weekend, the Cortez Fire Protection District donated medical supplies to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office’s mounted search and rescue unit. The donation officially took place on April 14...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s prom time in Dolores and Cortez

Cortez and Dolores high school students were decked out in bow ties, gowns and heels this weekend, with both school districts holding senior prom on Saturday night. The Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez-area youth services seek to collaborate

There is a wide array of services that support youths in Montezuma County, but services are not always connected. Representatives of local organizations met Tuesday to address that challenge,...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire prep course offered in Mancos

A wildfire preparation course is being hosted at the Mancos Public Library this Saturday. The all-day Home Ignition Zone Workshop is being hosted in partnership by local nonprofit Wildfire Adapted...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Opera House and Common Press opening doors

Two historical Mancos sites are opening their doors for tours all day Saturday. The Mancos Opera House has been closed for restorations in recent years, as has the old Mancos Times-Tribune...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos looking to meet preschool needs

The Mancos preschool is at capacity, and a new one is coming in to meet the demand. Preschools fill a dual need, providing working parents with child care and serving as an introductory schooling...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

School of the West fundraiser

The Mancos School of the West will soon be hosting its annual wine tasting fundraiser. The “Wine and Whimsy” event will take place at the Olio restaurant, 114 Grand Ave. The fundraiser will happen...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council OKs ‘blank check’ to catch up with 3 years of audits

The Cortez City Council on April 9 authorized City Manager John Dougherty to fix the city’s financial services software, regardless of cost. The city’s financial audits have been out of date since...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum considers possible effect of climate change on Cortez water

Climate change will affect the local water supply, according to a forum Thursday in Cortez. The forum was led by climate scientist Seth Arens, part of a group that partnered with the city in the...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Artists repurpose ReStore items for Habitat fundraiser

An “upcycle” art show is coming to town on Earth Day, with proceeds benefiting the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. At the April 20 event, the nonprofit will auction off upcycled artwork – work...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s annual Easter egg hunt is coming up

Spring has arrived, which means that the Cortez Rotary Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is coming up. The event will be held April 20 at City Park, starting at 10 a.m. sharp. The Easter bunny is...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos debates possible water dock ‘membership’

The Mancos Town Board debated the possibility of selling “cards” or “subscriptions” to use the town’s water dock at this week’s regular meeting. The idea arose last year as a way to limit the...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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