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Community rallies to discuss school bullying

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin on Thursday told participants in a community meeting that school policies must adjust to the dangers of bullying. Nowlin, whose granddaughter took her own...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Mancos school district adopts truancy policy

The Mancos Re-6 school board has unanimously approved a new expulsion policy in an attempt to resolve a few truancy issues. At a board meeting earlier this month, Mancos Dean of Students Heath...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Utes, Cortez Middle School launch monthly science night

Cortez Middle School teachers are reaching out to tribal students and parents in Towaoc, offering a series of hands-on scientific experiments. “The purpose of the program is to provide an...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Children’s advocates plan robust lobby effort in Denver

For child advocates, childhood care, health and education are top priorities during the 2016 legislative session. The Colorado General Assembly convened last week. During the 120-day session, which...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Online fundraiser draws ire in Cortez

A $5,000 social media fundraiser for a woman charged with child abuse has drawn ire from multiple residents. “You know this is pathetic,” one woman posted on “And so is she.” Launched...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Minimum wage straps local workers

Across Montezuma County, a single mother with a preschooler making minimum wage must work more than two full-time jobs in order to make ends meet. The alarming statistic was recently revealed in a...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Utah judge steps down from gay foster case

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah judge who had ordered a baby girl taken away from her lesbian foster parents and placed with a heterosexual couple has removed himself from the case as criticism mounted...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New M-CHS thrills parents, students during tour

Spectacular. Impressive. Pretty cool.That’s how some students and parents described the new Montezuma-Cortez High School after touring the building earlier this week.“It’s big,” said senior Colton...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Dad gets 8 years for abuse

A 25-year-old Dove Creek father was sentenced to eight years in prison on child-abuse charges last week. Appearing via telephone at a sentencing hearing on Thursday, July 23, Durango attorney Angie...

DATE: July 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Officials search for man guilty in baby’s death

Law-enforcement officials continue to hunt for a Cortez man who pleaded guilty in the 2011 death of his 6-month-old daughter. Dylan Kuhn, 22, of South Chestnut Street, failed to appear for a...

DATE: July 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Dad faces 8 years in abuse case

A 25-year-old father from Dove Creek faces up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to felony child abuse last week. On Thursday, May 21, District Court Judge Todd Plewe tentatively...

DATE: May 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Man faces child abuse for infant’s 17 fractures

Linked to a murder plot of a school principal and sheriff six years ago, a Dove Creek man now faces multiple charges of child abuse. Charged as a habitual offender, Cody Barr, 25, faces three...

DATE: April 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news