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Cortez Quilt Co. makes Top 20 list

Cortez Quilt Co. has been named one of the top 11 quilt shops in North America by the Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler Magazine. The magazine is published twice a year, and 20 shops are...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez’s participation in April student testing expected to rise

State assessment testing begins next month for Cortez schools, and administrators are anticipating improved student participation on standardized tests. “Our projection for PARCC testing is very...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man confesses in Phoenix to 1996 Cortez killing

More than 20 years after 37-year-old Milton Lee was found dead in a pool of blood at Cortez City Park, a man has confessed in his slaying, according to an affidavit. Sergio Tito Rivera, 38,...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh students build apple orchard in Cortez

Students at Manaugh Elementary School broke ground on a 19-tree apple orchard at the school Monday. The orchard is the first part of a Montezuma School to Farm Project effort that also will include...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mancos Melt golf tournament is March 18

The eighth annual Mancos Melt putt-putt golf tournament will once again welcome the beginning of spring on March 18. This year’s theme is “Circus Circus,” and proceeds will benefit the Mancos...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez schools get vote of confidence from state board

DENVER – A turnaround plan for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District received preliminary support recently from the Colorado Board of Education. The board voted unanimously to instruct the...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mancos Brewery to expand with move this spring

The Mancos Brewing Co. is preparing to move to a new, larger space this spring, co-founder and brewer DeWayne Jackson said. Currently at 500 W. Railroad Ave. in Mancos, the brewery will move to the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado ranks 36th in U.S. for amount of college debt

Coloradans have less college debt than most Americans, according to a report by LendEDU.com, a student-loan website. Colorado borrowers have an average of $26,095 in student loan debt, the...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservior levels look promising for boating release

The drought is over, and the 2017 water season is looking good for the region. “We’re in good shape to fill the reservoir. We’ve got enough snow on the ground,” Dolores Water Conservancy District...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Battle Rock school looks ahead after 100 years

As schools face academic and financial pressure in a fast-changing education world, the tiny, 102-year-old Battle Rock Charter School preserves its legacy with hands-on, nature-focused education....

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Mancos trustees talk traffic code

Mancos officials discussed lowering the town’s speed limits at a recent Board of Trustees meeting. Speed limits vary from 15-20 mph on town roads and go up to 45 mph on Colorado Department of...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez hospital considers options on aid-in-dying law

Though Southwest Health System officials announced earlier this month that Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez will opt out of Colorado’s aid-in-dying law, CEO Kent Rogers said Friday it will...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News