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Kiva meets Montezuma-Cortez School District conditions

After a year of financial and facilities-related obstacles, the Children’s Kiva Montessori School has met Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 requirements to reopen in fall. The charter school...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma school board discusses proposed mill levy override

As the November election draws nearer, the Montezuma-Cortez school board and staff are in talks about how to present a proposed mill levy override to help it pass this year. Staff members and...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Summer Nights spotlights artists and stories

The second Grand Summer Nights event of 2019 took over the Mancos downtown streets Saturday evening. The event is a community celebration sponsored by the Mancos Creative District, and is held...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board continues discussing encroachment issues

The Mancos Town Board continued its discussion on the use of encroachment permits and issued a revocable permit for a local resident at its meeting last week. The permit for Brent Schoradt allows...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Benton Yazzie: Art as therapy

For Benton Yazzie, art is a therapy which has seen him through difficulties, solitude, and mistreatment. Yazzie, a Navajo artist who now lives in Cortez, grew up on a reservation in western New...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rosa Belongs Here benefit concert

This Friday is the debut concert of the High Desert String Quartet, with proceeds to benefit Rosa Sabido and the sanctuary movement in Mancos. The concert will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos high-schooler competes in international science fair

Rising Mancos 11th grader Kylie Guiles is making scientific waves in the Four Corners. This past year, she was selected to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Ute Mountain Roundup: Looking back at a Cortez celebration

The 89th annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo offers a chance for wranglers, bull riders and even young mutton busters to prove their mettle. But it’s also a celebration of community, of time-honored...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez parade kicks off last day of Ute Mountain Roundup

Cortez residents lined Montezuma Avenue early Saturday afternoon for an annual tradition: the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo Parade. The parade included floats and marchers alike. Businesses and local...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

First rodeo night features military tribute

The first night of the annual Ute Mountain Roundup was filled with contests for all ages, plenty of clown banter and a memorable tribute to fallen heroes. The rodeo at the Montezuma County...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New website for RE-1

The Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 has a new website, which staff members say is more user-friendly. The updated site , in the works for several months, aims to improve communication with...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo comes to town

Bull riding, mutton bustin’, and more are coming to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds this weekend for the annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo. This is the rodeo’s 89th year, and it will take over the...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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