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High school adjusts schedule

Officials at Montezuma-Cortez High School are working to adjust the school’s master schedule in an effort to boost student achievement. The change will have freshman and sophomore students...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recall election draws 1 candidate

The deadline for new candidates in the Cortez recall election passed Wednesday with only one potential replacement candidate, Justin Dodson, successfully filing paperwork to run against Mayor Dan...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four States Ag Expo Board of Directors will elect officers

The board of directors of the Four States Ag Expo will meet at the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce conference room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the conference room at the Cortez Area Chamber...

DATE: April 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monument gets manager

Eaton will head Canyons of the Ancients

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City OKs walks

The Cortez City Council approved funding for several pedestrian projects on the Southern edge of Cortez Tuesday.The projects include paved sidewalks along Seventh Street and a paved path from town...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

S. Ute Tribe elects Casias

DURANGO — Southern Ute Indian tribal members elected the tribe’s first woman chairperson in a special election Tuesday.Among five candidates, Pearl Casias won the race with 37 percent of votes,...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Board eyes school sites

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 Board of Education considered 10 prospective sites for a new high school complex Tuesday night at the regular board meeting.Mindy Rosenbaugh of MCM Real...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 faces $2M cut to funds

Recent budget adjustments at the state level have provided some comfort for Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1, but the district is still facing a $2 million cut in next year’s funding.The new...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Watts remains in custody for alleged assault

A Towaoc man is in federal custody for allegedly assaulting two men with a baseball bat.Benny Watts, 23, is charged with two counts of assault for allegedly attacking Steven Root and Sandoval...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse rec advances

DURANGO — A plan for recreation at Lake Nighthorse — a long shot two years ago when State Parks said it was too broke to take on the job — is almost done.But boat launching, angling or swimming are...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market hopes to grow this season

As the weather begins to warm and signs of spring appear around Montezuma County, organizers of the Cortez Farmers Market are busy making plans for the 2011 market season.The market will open...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys posse building

A predawn blaze destroyed the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Posse meeting hall early Saturday.“It’s a great loss for the posse,” said Captain Wanda Martin, posse treasurer. “We lost a lot a lot of...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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