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Cortez Fire Protection District Board candidates answer questions

Six candidates are running for three open seats on the Cortez Fire Protection District board on May 8. The two incumbents are Sherri Wright and Buck Woodman. The other candidates are Jim...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores FFA students receive state degrees

Seven members of Dolores High School’s chapter of the National FFA Organization will be awarded state degrees at the Colorado annual convention in Pueblo from June 6-7. The students are Jasper...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez’s Olivia Story wins scholarships for theater presentation

Olivia Story will graduate from Montezuma-Cortez High School with an honors diploma and $1,500 in scholarships for her honors presentation. Story won the scholarships for her honors diploma...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 School Board discusses safety survey, suspensions, mill levy

The Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 school board on Tuesday discussed topics including the results from the district’s safety survey, suspensions resulting from a recent student get-together, the...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Dolores in or out of CHSAA? State official weighs in

Has the Dolores School District opted out of the Colorado High School Activities Association? That question was largely unanswered during a sometimes heated and confusing public discussion at...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board discusses Trusler resignation, CHSAA, clinic

The Dolores School District Re-4A on April 12 met in executive session with Superintendent Scott Cooper, then unanimously accepted the resignation of athletic director and football coach Chris...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores athletic director and coach Chris Trusler reportedly may resign

The Dolores School Board on Thursday was scheduled to consider the resignation of athletic director and football coach Chris Trusler, who has drawn mounting criticism from parents and residents...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition seeks to recall two Dolores School Board members

A petition filed with Montezuma County seeks to recall Dolores School Board President Dee Prock and school board member Vangi McCoy. The petition claims that both school both members have failed to...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three injured as cars collide south of Towaoc

Three people were injured after a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon shut down U.S. Highway 160 near Towaoc, Colorado. The crash occurred on U.S. 160 south of the Ute Mountain Casino just after noon,...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver unhurt after running off Colorado 145 in merge lane

A two-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon ended with an SUV veering into a field off Colorado Highway 145. According to Colorado State Patrol’s preliminary investigation at the scene, the incident...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 board meeting focuses on safety

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 board on Tuesday focused on school safety after a weekend investigation into an alarming social media post. “There were community members, specifically parents of some of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Grange to hold MLK pancake breakfast

Mount Lookout Grange in Mancos will host a pancake breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. The breakfast has become an annual tradition for the town after it was...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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