M-CHS Panthers prepare for Bayfield

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers (2-4) controlled the game on the way to a 10-7 win over Pagosa Springs (1-5) last week. A long drive to start the second half drained clock, allowing the Pirates to...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Community Calendar

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DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Re-1 votes 3-2 backing plan for hospital tax

During a rare public debate, Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 board members split over a request to back a proposed tax increase for Southwest Memorial Hospital. At the Re-1 board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver companies recall marijuana grown with pesticides

Two Denver marijuana cultivation facilities voluntarily recalled a wide-ranging group of products Wednesday over concerns they contained residues of disallowed pesticides. TruCannabis and Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Taxes at a glance

2015 Distribution 10% Retail Marijuana Tax Cortez Durango Telluride August $7,592 $27,289 $5,511 July $7,162 $18,416 $5,813 June $5,837 $19,248 $5,164 May $5,922 $18,796 $1,874 ...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Locals seek work on flume; intersections also get attention

Two local contractors have submitted the low bids to do the work on the historic McElmo Flume project on U.S. 160 next to the fairgrounds.It was reported at the commission meeting last week that...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Kiva seeks GOCO grant for Montezuma Park playground

The Children’s Kiva Montessori Charter School is seeking a Great Outdoors Colorado grant to add a playground to Montezuma Park in Cortez. The school hopes to enhance the pocket park with a play...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

CSD unveils $3.8M budget for 2016

Combining operations and upgrades, the Cortez Sanitation District has proposed spending more than $3.8 million in 2016. The proposed expenditures in the 2016 budget include $1,590,486 for operating...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado pot grower faces pesticide suit

Two Colorado marijuana consumers filed a lawsuit Oct. 5 in state court, arguing that Denver-based LivWell, which owns Beacon Wellness Group dispensaries in Cortez and Mancos, inappropriately used a...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-tech and scheduling glitches linger at new M-CHS

It’s been seven weeks since the new Montezuma-Cortez High School opened its doors, but teachers and students remain disconnected from some of its state-of-the-art technology. High school junior...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools promise academic gains

When can the community expect to see notable academic gains at Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 elementary schools? That was the question posed to Superintendent Alex Carter after his update on a University...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

‘Stop Common Core’ is subject of presentation

For The Journal “Stop Common Core” is the theme of a special public event on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Baymont Hotel in Cortez. Speaker Anita Stapleton’s presentation will address Common Core and...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

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