Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1

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Photo: Getting a jump on summer football

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez schools declare critical teacher shortage

Cortez school board members on Tuesday voted to declare a critical teacher and bus driver shortage. Assistant Superintendent Dan Porter said 31 district staff members have resigned since the end of...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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First Cortez high school demolition phase is complete

The retired Montezuma-Cortez High School demolition project was back on track Monday morning after slipping over the weekend, and Re-1 School District Owner’s Representative Jim Ketter said Tuesday...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez celebrates teacher Ray Harriman’s life

Cortez said goodbye to beloved educator Ray Harriman at a celebration of life service Friday evening at Panther Stadium. Harriman died June 6 at age 61 after he likely suffered heart failure,...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado vaccination rates lower than average

Most students at Montezuma County schools are up-to-date on vaccines, but some area schools have higher vaccination exemption rates than the state averages, according to data released this month by...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Officials issue stop-work order after report of school demolition dump

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District officials have issued a stop-work order on the retired high school demolition project after a report that a contractor on the project has been dumping...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez school district courting Air Force JROTC program

Representatives from the U.S. Air Force visited Montezuma-Cortez High School this week to gauge the school’s potential as a JROTC host. R. Wayne Barron, director of Region 6 of the Air Force Junior...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Congratulations graduates, may you soar and succeed!

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 133 graduates from Montezuma Cortez High School and Southwest Open School. I am incredibly proud of all of the hard work that our students...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Education Update

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Cortez schools budget expected to rise

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District budget outlook for the 2017-2018 school year is full of “very good news,” according to Finance Manager Carla Hoehn. Hoehn presented the district’s...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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BOCES program encourages physical activity in schools

The first year of a new grant program designed to encourage more physical activity in Southwest Colorado schools has been a success, the program’s organizer said. Take 10 is an initiative of the...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Bikers give Lewis-Arriola student a ride home

Motorcycle riders escorted a Lewis-Arriola Elementary School student home Wednesday after reports that the student had been bullied. Bikers Sharon King, Dawn Lingo, Bill Bone and Rus Bone gathered...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez kids meet the Broncos during junior training camp

More than 100 Montezuma and Dolores county students had football practice with some very special guests at Cortez Middle School on Friday. Two Denver Broncos players, two cheerleaders and Miles the...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News