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Girls on the Run ends season in Durango

Area Girls on the Run programs will conclude their 2016 season with a 5-kilometer run in Durango on Saturday. The program, for third-through eighth-grade girls, started in 2000 in North Carolina...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: More sports

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No spike in teen marijuana use after legalization

DENVER – Teen marijuana use has not increased since the state legalized the drug, according to state health officials. But anti-marijuana groups remain concerned that the normalization of the drug...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Turnover plagues child care in Southwest Colorado

Across Southwest Colorado, early childhood education centers are facing high staff turnover rates and many have waiting lists because there is not enough care available for families. A survey of...

DATE: April 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez Easter egg hunt, services this weekend

The annual Easter egg hunt in Cortez will be held Saturday, March 26 on the west side of City Park, between Montezuma Avenue and Main Street at Park Street.Areas will be marked off for youngsters...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

The best Valentine’s present – your presence

By Mary Dodd MECC Chief Knowledge Officer In February our thoughts turn to all the ways we can show our loved ones how much we care about them – and children need us to show our love not by buying...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Grant helps help region’s parents find child care

More parents have been able to find licensed child care for their infants and toddlers thanks to grants through the Southwest Colorado Early Childhood Collaborative. In the first year, the grants...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Area kids face hardships

Nearly 2 in 3 Montezuma County children under the age of 6 reside in homes that face financial hardships. While only about a third of Montezuma County children live below the federal poverty level,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lt. Gov. Garcia reads to area preschoolers

Earlier this year, pediatricians at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that reading to a toddler activates brain networks that support budding literacy. This week, Colorado Lt....

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Health agency faces legislative scrutiny

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are frustrated with the response from human services officials after the majority of the Legislature sent a letter of no-confidence earlier this month. Several lawmakers...

DATE: June 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hickenlooper defends state’s child-welfare system

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday joined the head of the Colorado Department of Human Services in defending the department against allegations of incompetence. Hickenlooper spoke publicly...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

School board prepares for election

Current Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school board members whose terms expire this year have been told to actively start recruiting their successors. At a workshop meeting last week, Colorado Association...

DATE: May 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Start with kids, and start early

At a film screening this week, more than 50 local residents learned that America continues to pay for failure instead of investing for success. An upcoming documentary series, “The Raising of...

DATE: April 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news