Cortez

Manaugh Elementary faces outside management to improve performance

The Colorado Department of Education announced on May 10 that Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 will work with outside management organizations to improve student performance at Manaugh...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agriculture teacher Ed Rice to retire after 28 years

Agricultural education teacher Ed Rice’s office was covered in awards and thank-you notes from students as he prepared a monthly meal for his students on Friday morning. He usually cooks for his...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar power, medians on agenda for Cortez City Council

In a meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council will vote on whether to turn City Hall into a fully solar-powered building. During the regular meeting, which starts 7:30 p.m., the council will...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sheriff’s mounted patrol celebrates a year on the job

A year after the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office started a mounted patrol program, the county has received official ownership of its three horses. The patrol horses now named Cody, Charley and...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez bids farewell to Shane Hale

About 40 Cortez employees and well-wishers gathered at City Hall on Friday to say goodbye to outgoing City Manager Shane Hale. The city held a public farewell party for Hale, who is leaving for a...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez board discusses trimester system, CMS mascot change

The Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 school board on Tuesday discussed the 2018-2019 trimester system and Cortez Middle School’s plan to change its colors and mascot to match Montezuma-Cortez High...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chase involving stolen vehicle crashes in Cortez

A suspect in a stolen vehicle led Cortez police officers on a chase Thursday night that ended in a crash on South Elm Street in Cortez. The incident started about 10:30 p.m., when the Montezuma...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

International Peace Run reaches Montezuma County

A group of international runners passed through Montezuma County last week. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run , an international torch relay, stopped at Kemper Elementary School on Thursday...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District switches contractors for alley project

The Cortez Sanitation District voted Monday to switch contractors for a sewer relining planned to coincide with the city’s Main Street median project. In addition to installing medians and...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where’s the worst traffic in Cortez?

As the city of Cortez works to improve traffic safety on Main Street, law enforcement data show the northeast quarter of Cortez is the most dangerous area to drive. The Cortez Police Department...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News