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Homecoming parade brings out Cortez school spirit

The Montezuma-Cortez school district kicked off the 2017 homecoming celebration with a crowded parade down Main Street on Thursday. Students, teachers and parents from schools throughout the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New public roads trigger lawsuit against county

When Montezuma County commissioners approved public roads at a Summit Lake West subdivision for access to Bureau of Land Management land, it put an unfair maintenance burden on residents, according...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Caravan’ of sanctuary advocates is headed for Mancos

Representatives from sanctuary churches and coalitions from across Colorado will meet in Mancos this weekend to show support for immigrants at risk of deportation. According to a news release from...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

State, Virginia accreditation teams visit school district

Teams from Colorado Department of Education and the University of Virginia visited four schools in the Montezuma-Cortez School Re-1 School District to assess improvement. The University of Virginia...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

School board submits request to be taken ‘off the clock’

Lori Haukeness, superintendent of the Montezuma Cortez Re-1 School District, has announced that the retired high school has entered full abatement, and demolition could begin in a few months....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 17 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife gives away kokanee salmon

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials gave away about 1,500 kokanee salmon at Joe Rowell Park on Thursday, and plan another giveaway on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Oct. 26. To be eligible for the giveaway,...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ride the Ancients raises money for cancer patients

Ben Voymas, an Osprey employee out of Ogden, Utah, had the fastest time in the Ride of the Ancients century ride Oct. 8. He completed the 100-mile course that circles Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 19 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Trump’s health subsidy cuts may not hit local enrollment

Local organizations expect enrollment in the state’s health insurance exchange to be strong, despite President Donald Trump’s recent elimination of cost-sharing payments to insurance companies....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 17 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Chuck McAfee wins esteemed El Pomar award

Chuck McAfee, of Cortez, is the inaugural recipient of El Pomar’s Award for Leadership and Service for his commitment to Lewis, Colorado, and Southwest Colorado, as demonstrated by his volunteer...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County hears offer to continue funding CSU Extension

Montezuma County commissioners are reconsidering their preliminary decision to defund the Colorado State University Extension office, which includes the popular 4-H program. The commissioners said...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Tuesday, Oct. 10 5:34 p.m. : A woman at a residence in the 35400 block of County Road P.4 was cited for possessing an uncontrolled dog after a man complained that three dogs had clawed at his car...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two investigated after pot is found in traffic stop

Two men face a federal investigation after they were pulled over near Towaoc on Oct. 10 with a large amount of commercial marijuana in their vehicle. Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News