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Cortez Fire donates medical supplies to mounted patrol

Last weekend, the Cortez Fire Protection District donated medical supplies to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office’s mounted search and rescue unit. The donation officially took place on April 14...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opera House and Common Press opening doors

Two historical Mancos sites are opening their doors for tours all day Saturday. The Mancos Opera House has been closed for restorations in recent years, as has the old Mancos Times-Tribune...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council OKs ‘blank check’ to catch up with 3 years of audits

The Cortez City Council on April 9 authorized City Manager John Dougherty to fix the city’s financial services software, regardless of cost. The city’s financial audits have been out of date since...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board selects superintendent from Creede

After a monthslong application process, the Dolores School District RE-4A has a new superintendent. At a special board meeting Thursday night, directors voted 3-2 to offer the job to Elisabeth...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green Beret Will Lindsay memorialized in Colorado Springs

Cortez native Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay was honored and remembered Saturday in an emotional memorial service at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. A Green Beret based at Fort Carson, Lindsay...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s careers à la carte for eighth-graders at Cortez Middle School

Workers of all sorts descended this week on Cortez Middle School for the school’s second career fair. The fair allowed students to meet people employed in a variety of professions. Participants...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School performs ‘The Miracle Worker’

Communication themes take center stage at Cortez Middle School, as theater students tackle the 1957 drama “The Miracle Worker.” The play tells the story of Helen Keller, the famous deaf-blind child...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Public Library plans surprise at storytime

The Mancos Public Library is hosting a special storytime event on Monday morning. The library is partnering with One Book Colorado and local business Alpacka Raft to provide every 4-year-old in the...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez and Mancos proclaim March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Last week, the city of Cortez and town of Mancos both passed proclamations declaring next March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The proclamations were issued at respective council...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez-wide Cleanup Week coming up in May

The city of Cortez is holding a Cleanup Week in early May, and volunteers are currently being sought to help out. The city encourages residents to clean out their garages, yards, and “beautify the...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos board approves Town Hall roof replacement

The Mancos Town Board unanimously approved two contracts for maintenance-related issues Wednesday night. One of the approved contracts was for the Town Hall roof replacement, and the other was for...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Country to operate Welcome Center

The Cortez City Council has approved a proposal for Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information Bureau to assume operations of the city’s Colorado Welcome Center. The proposition sparked some...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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