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Art vending machines heading to Mancos

Fritos bags and Coca-Cola bottles are normal vending machine sights, ready to be dispensed at the touch of a button. But artwork? Two art vending machines are headed to Mancos, to be stationed by...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cortez cancels Fourth of July fireworks

After some deliberation, the city of Cortez has canceled the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. City staff and the Cortez City Council agreed to cancel the show as a result of the...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Rec Center reopens Monday with some restrictions

The Cortez Recreation Center officially reopened 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 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional 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 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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

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 opened Saturday morning and will run through Oct. 31. It...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High grads focus on good memories, perseverance

The Mancos High School Class of 2020 graduated May 29 to honking horns and blaring sirens. As with its neighboring school districts, the Mancos ceremony took a unique format this year to comply...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Without schools, how are students accessing counseling?

As public schools and colleges move to remote learning to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, students and counselors are faced with a new challenge: How do students access school-based...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school construction in final phase

The campus-wide renovation project for the Mancos School District Re-6 is in its final stretch, with the bulk of the work remaining at the Performance Center. After almost two years of...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools, city of Cortez end the year with unresolved money problems

As 2019 wraps up and Cortez looks ahead to 2020, it’s with fiscal responsibility in mind so that operations can resume normally. And while finances may have overshadowed city meetings and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School District mill levy rejected

Voters in the Montezuma-Cortez School District once again rejected the district’s request for a property tax increase to raise teacher salaries. It was a solid no vote for Ballot Measure 4A Tuesday...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Take a Boater Farming’ brings Dolores River stakeholders together

The Dolores River is the lifeblood of Montezuma County – and has a whole host of stakeholders, including boaters, farmers and recreationists. In recognition of this, the Dolores River Boating...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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