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Mancos water restrictions approved

It’s been a dry year, and extra water restrictions are now in place for the town of Mancos. The restrictions were announced July 13, and on Wednesday night, the Town Board voted to keep them in...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students question presence of officers on campus

A group of Montezuma-Cortez students is asking school administrators to reconsider using school resource officers on campus. Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has the equivalent of 1.5 SROs...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s all in the colors, says Mancos artist

June McCartney remembers being inspired by color as a child during an art class at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. “I’ll never forget it, I remember the light coming in the room, and I...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gear lending library up and running in Cortez

COVID-19 may have disrupted normal operations of almost everything this year, but the great outdoors is still readily available — and the School Community Youth Collaborative wants to help young...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores schools adopting new curriculum series

The Dolores School District Re-4A is implementing a new curricular series for students in kindergarten through third grade. It’s called the Core Knowledge sequence, and it aims to align learning...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County schools, Pueblo Community College prepare to reopen

The beginning of the school year is fast-approaching, and Montezuma County schools are working to solidify what that will look like. Right now, all three K-12 districts, along with Pueblo Community...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana dispensary approved by Cortez City Council

Nearly two years after denying a retail marijuana license for NuVue Pharma LLC, the Cortez City Council on Tuesday approved the store’s request to open. The approval came after months of...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez program quantifies the effect words have on learning, development

Language defines how we communicate with one another, how we interact with the world. But language development is just as vital, impacting our learning abilities and shaping how we think. That is...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Melt returns, summer style

The 11th annual Mancos Melt took over town Saturday — about four months later than usual. The event usually takes place around March as a way to usher in spring and burn away the winter blues with...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos allowing to-go alcohol at GMC lot

To help support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Mancos is temporarily loosening its open-container laws, although there will be some restrictions. As of July 10,...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire burning in Bear Creek area northeast of Dolores

A small fire is burning between Dolores and Rico, just south of Colorado Highway 145 on San Juan National Forest property. Dubbed the Bear Creek 2 Fire, the blaze was first reported about 8 a.m....

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh students help plan new play area

A revamped play area is in the works at Manaugh Elementary School, thanks to a Great Outdoors Colorado grant the school received in March. Manaugh was awarded a $110,000 School Yard Initiative...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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