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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

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Cortez offers incentives to businesses that improve their look

The city of Cortez has announced a plan to compensate businesses that improve the look of their landscaping or storefront look this year. The Parks and Recreation Department has promised Cortez...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Researchers flock to Lower Dolores for ecological studies

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam. Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Whitewater boating season begins on Dolores River

The whitewater boating season has begun on the Dolores River. Flows on the Upper Dolores River above McPhee Reservoir were at 1,000 cubic feet per second as of Sunday. Below McPhee Dam, a 60-day...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Cortez Parks Department approves tobacco-free policy

After reviewing the results of a two-month public survey, the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry advisory board voted Friday to bring a tobacco-free policy before the City Council. In January,...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bayfield woman teaches herd dog clinics at Ag Expo

CORTEZ – Mia Stovall has been training dogs to herd farm animals for much of her life, and this year she passed on some of her knowledge to attendees at the Four States Agricultural Exposition at...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Montezuma irrigation company eases Narraguinnep boating ban

The Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. has retreated from its boating ban at Narraguinnep Reservoir and agreed to allow some hand-launched, non-motorized watercraft. MVIC , which owns the lake, had...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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

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Cortez Ag Expo gives kids their moment in the rodeo arena

CORTEZ Forty children got a chance to enter a rodeo arena Thursday during a debut event at the Four States Ag Expo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The Ag-ceptional Rodeo gives local youths...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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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

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Overturning Bears Ears an uphill challenge, lawyers say

BLUFF – Utah legislators and the San Juan County, Utah, commission are urging President Donald Trump to undo the controversial Bears Ears National Monument. But at a legal forum last week put on by...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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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