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Mancos hires superintendent to replace Hanson

Mancos School District RE-6 has decided on its pick to replace longtime Superintendent Brian Hanson. Todd Cordrey, a former superintendent of Rangely School District who also led two Colorado...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile vaccination clinics coming to Cortez, Mancos and Dolores

Mobile clinics offering the Moderna coronavirus vaccine to anyone age 18 and up are coming to Montezuma County. According to a news release from the Montezuma County Public Health Department, the...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos teacher arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of student

A Mancos High School teacher was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student. Armando Lee-Martinez, 28, was taken into custody by the Mancos Marshal’s Office after an...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Locals turn out for cleanup of Carpenter Natural Area

In an effort to beautify the Carpenter Natural Area, friends and neighbors from throughout Cortez donned gloves and set off with trash bags in all directions on the preserve Saturday morning. It...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market to have 15 new vendors

Organizers of the Cortez Farmers Market expect more vendors and higher turnout this year as the event opens next month. The market will run on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 6 through...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amy Huckins steps down from City Council position

Cortez City Council member Amy Huckins has stepped down from her position with the city’s governing body. Huckins was elected to the seat in April 2020. “It is with regret that I tender my...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resource carnival for local youths and families set for Thursday

The School Community Youth Collaborative will host its first resource fair for youths and families from Montezuma and Dolores counties. The Healthy Youth & Healthy Schools event targets people who...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

No reported injuries in fire south of County Road G

No injuries were reported in a small structure fire south of County Road G Wednesday afternoon. A Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy reported a “shop on fire” at 2:33 p.m. after seeing smoke while...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bar and grill at Echo Basin Resort to reopen May 7

Echo Basin Resort’s seasonal bar and grill in Mancos will reopen May 7. After shutting down last October because of a slowdown in business, owner Tom Carr feels that people are once again ready to...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board announces new candidate for superintendent

The Montezuma-Cortez Board of Education announced an additional finalist for the superintendent job late last week. The board had previously narrowed down its list candidates to just two. Dr....

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New neighborhood group formed to clean up Carpenter Natural Area

Local residents have formed a new group in order to clean up and maintain the Carpenter Natural Area. In collaboration with the Cortez Parks and Recreation Department, the Friends of Carpenter...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools getting millions in aid. Here’s how they’ll spend it

Local school districts are set to receive hefty chunks of federal dollars in the latest round of coronavirus relief aid, leaving administrators with big decisions on how to spend the money. The...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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