Swimmers, parents raise concerns about coach change

A preseason Montezuma-Cortez swim team meeting on Friday evening turned into an impromptu and passionate discussion about the recent departure of former head coach Ian MacLaren. The meeting had...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

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DATE: Nov. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Re-1 board oaths, interviews planned

At a special swearing-in ceremony on Friday, Nov. 20, Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 officials are expected to conduct interviews with potential board members. To date, three county residents have expressed...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Porter named to all-conference team

The American Southwest Conference released its all-conference teams for women’s soccer last Tuesday, and 2013 Montezuma-Cortez graduate Allison Porter was selected to the ASC-First Team. Porter...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS names new swim coach

Montezuma-Cortez High School Director of Activities Stacey Hall said on Thursday that Gayle Earley will be taking over as head coach of the girls swim team. Hall said former head coach Ian MacLaren...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS debuting ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

The Montezuma-Cortez High School drama department is debuting its production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, “You Can’t Take It With You” this Friday. M-CHS drama instructor Nicholaus Sander...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Sheriff reports case of smashed mailboxes is solved

It took local authorities nearly three weeks to crack the case connected to 35 smashed mailboxes last month. Earlier this week, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office posted a press release on its...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nowlin signs demand to keep Gitmo prisoners out of Colorado

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin has joined 40 sheriffs in opposition to housing suspected terrorists in Colorado. On Monday, the County Sheriffs of Colorado sent a letter to President Barack...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law officers helped make a great Veterans Day

I want to express my thanks and appreciation to the MCSO and the CPD for the great job they did on the Veterans Day procession.It was a great day for all involved in the event. A much appreciated...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

M-CHS moves down to Class 3A

In January, the Colorado High School Activities Association bylaws were amended to allow schools to be reclassified, rather than just play down. And on Tuesday, Montezuma-Cortez High School became...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cheer and dance teams take first

The Montezuma-Cortez cheer and dance teams both took home first-place awards in the Four Corners Regional Spirit Competition on Saturday in Durango. The dance team finished first with its hip-hop...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Strange streak in sky sparks speculation

A strange streak of light across the sky Saturday night erupted a flurry of speculation on a local Durango social media site, with theories of a meteor showers, military rocket testing and a...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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