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Skate competition casts light on mentoring program

The Piñon Project has teamed up with Colorado Skate Collective to put on the inaugural Youth Mentor Skate Jam, a kid-friendly skate competition at Parque de Vida scheduled for Saturday. The free...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Box, Plentyholes elected to UMU tribal council

TOWAOC - After her fifth campaign attempt, Marissa Box has finally landed a seat on the Ute Mountain Ute tribal council. Incumbent Juantita Plentyholes was also re-elected. “I had a dream, and now...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A few productive thoughts about produce

Last month, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the year’s first produce infection outbreak. Imported cucumbers (American slicer) were contaminated with salmonella in...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

‘True colors’

Almost 400 people packed into the brand-new Ralph E. Vavak auditorium at Montezuma-Cortez High School to see the San Juan Symphony Orchestra and its special guests, guest conductor Blake Richardson...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Pet of the Week

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Pet of the Week

Colorado piñon pines are at their peak

If you like wild food, or local food, or raw food, or free food – this is the time of year and perfect location to take advantage of something luscious. Now and for the next several weeks, with...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Mormons select three leaders from Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church didn’t go far to select three new members for a top governing body that sets policy and runs the worldwide faith’s business operations – choosing two former...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

State’s schools expand search for teachers

DENVER – About 1,000 freshly minted teachers graduated in Colorado last year with credentials in elementary education. Genoa-Hugo Elementary school, an hour east of Denver, only needed one of them....

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Girl Scout advocates new status quo

A 14-year-old Girl Scout is challenging the status quo when it comes to educating local students. Alexx Earley, who recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, said she was motivated to raise...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

An legacy of debt

WASHINGTON – A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre’s ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he’s still paying the price of admission. After a decade of repayments, Aguirre still...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Panthers heading to Pagosa Springs

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers (1-4) have a winnable game on the horizon. But in order for the Panthers to tally their first conference victory on Friday against Pagosa Springs (1-4), they’ll have...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Court briefs

Motion denied in homicide case The court rejected a defense argument to disqualify the district attorney from prosecuting a woman charged with vehicular homicide. At a motion’s hearing this week,...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News