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Cortez Farmers Market returns, with coronavirus restrictions

On a blustery Saturday, the Cortez Farmers Market sprouted up at Elm and Main streets, and will continue through its usual summer season, but with some COVID-related adjustments. The market opened...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores vigil draws crowd to honor George Floyd

Over 100 people turned out to Joe Rowell Park in Dolores Saturday evening for a peaceful vigil honoring George Floyd and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the nation. The...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy storms sweep through Four Corners

Severe storms have been sweeping through the Four Corners region Saturday, with flash flood advisories in effect at least through mid-afternoon. Southeastern Utah appears to have received the brunt...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Rec Center reopens Monday with some restrictions

The Cortez Recreation Center is officially reopening Monday — although with some restrictions. The Rec Center has been closed for a few months because of the coronavirus, but after the Colorado...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market returns to downtown Cortez

Warm weather has arrived, and despite the upheavals caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Cortez Farmers Market will go on. The market opens up tomorrow morning and will run through Oct. 31. It...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Superintendent Brian Hanson plans to retire

Mancos Schools Superintendent Brian Hanson and Transportation Director Sharon Crook have announced they will resign. After over a decade as superintendent, Hanson plans to resign after the 2020-21...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council approves water lease

The city of Cortez is leasing out part of its unused water supply to the Dolores Water Conservancy District, to go to local irrigation needs. Right now, the city has at least 1,000 acre-feet of...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWOS students set commencement for July 31 in Cortez

High school graduation season is not yet over in Montezuma County: Southwest Open School’s ceremony is set for July 31. While other high schools in Montezuma County held drive-thru commencements,...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Underground musicians kick off virtual relief concert

Day 1 of a virtual concert in support of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo nations kicked off Saturday, featuring a variety of musicians from the Four Corners region and beyond. The two-day Solidarity...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High grads focus on good memories, perseverance

The Mancos High School Class of 2020 graduated Friday evening to honking horns and blaring sirens. As with its neighboring school districts, the Mancos ceremony took a unique format this year to...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School principal retires

After three years as principal of Montezuma-Cortez Middle School, Kate Ott is stepping down, and assistant principal Drew Pearson will take the helm. Ott is retiring, although she will still remain...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos musician earns Creative District award

A budding musician has been awarded the Mancos Creative District’s Create 81328 Scholarship. Adam Yoder was this year’s recipient of the $1,000 scholarship, which seeks to honor young creatives in...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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