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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: 16 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez named one of the ‘most beautiful places’

In an article on Flights.com, Cortez was named one of “The 10 Most Beautiful Places You Have to See in Person.” Resorts, churches and trails from Connecticut to California were named on the list....

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

Fashion show to benefit cancer patients

Love on a Hanger will host its seventh annual “Pretty in Pink” fashion show on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery. Tickets start at $20 for general admission and $30 for...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 19 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A historic orchard in Dolores produces Teal Cider

On a back road west of Dolores lies an oasis of cool, fresh air and apples. Martha and Dusty Teal fell in love with the T Lazy T Orchard in 2009. The couple then lived in Durango and after...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Harvest Festival kicks off in Dolores

The fourth annual Dolores Harvest Festival kicked off to a beautiful autumn morning on Saturday. The festival has been taking shape for the past few years since beginning in 2011. “The Dolores...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Danish gymnasts plan to visit Cortez Middle School

A group of Danish gymnasts will perform at Cortez Middle School on Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. The group is from a organization called the Danish Gymnastic International Group. The group, led by Kim Hahn,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire district holds monthly meeting

The Cortez Fire Protection District board last week received updates on construction of the new fire station and a fire that gutted a house northwest of Cortez. Vergil Gray, building division...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac will defend title at Monster Energy Cup

National motocross champion Eli Tomac, of Cortez, will defend his title in the Monster Energy Cup Supercross in Las Vegas, racing for a $1 million prize. To bring home the grand prize, Tomac must...

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

Video and story: Southwest Colorado Concert season opens to full house

David Osborne, known as “pianist to the presidents,” wowed the crowd at his Monday night performance, accompanied by Denny Morales on bass and Paul Stubblefield on drums and vocals. The David...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez rider picked to race at Las Vegas Supercross

Alex Vestal has been invited to compete at the Monster Energy Cup Supercross this weekend in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the Monster Energy Cup Supermini is by invitation only, and it...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos students’ posters will compete for state prize

Winners of a fifth-grade poster contest were announced at the Mancos Public Library on Oct. 3. The Colorado Association of Conservation Districts and the National Association of Conservation...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News