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Calkins building development plans move forward

Plans to develop the old Calkins building are moving forward, as the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a conditional-use permit to allow for a possible multifamily...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Poets come to Mancos

Tina Deschenie’s mother was always impeccably dressed. She was also tough as nails, able to drive an old pickup truck through “fierce road conditions” every day to work. And she is the subject of...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Destination Imagination team heads to global finals

The Dolores Middle School Destination Imagination team will head to the global finals to compete against teams from all over the world. Destination Imagination is an academic competition in which...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New principal at Mancos Secondary School

Mancos Secondary School has a new principal starting next year. John Marchino joins the Mancos team from Dolores School District RE-4A, where he was serving as athletic director. His selection was...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez receives Starburst Award for pickleball courts

The city of Cortez was recently singled out for the pickleball courts constructed at Centennial Park nearly a year ago. The Starburst Award is given out by the Colorado Lottery for “excellence in...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos amends state liquor law regarding open containers

In preparation for summer festivities, the Mancos Town Board unanimously approved an ordinance this week allowing for alcohol consumption in public places. Staff said the ordinance was necessary...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High School celebrates prom night

Mancos high school students got decked out this past weekend for the annual prom event downtown. Themed “Masquerade,” the Mancos Community Center was glammed up too, with glittery masks, fondue and...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fix near for Cortez’s unruly financial documentation

After running into some financial difficulties, the city of Cortez is one step closer to being able to undergo audits, and receive state and county funds. Because of a faulty software conversion...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez to see road and parking changes

Cortez streets will see a few changes in the near future. At their regular meeting Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to approve two-hour limits on parking spots by the downtown fire station,...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flooding causes cancellation of events at Dolores school gym

Winter storms brought much-needed precipitation to Southwest Colorado, but they also damaged the Dolores School District’s main gym. The gym flooded in March, and the flooring is a complete loss,...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Dolores superintendent talks educational priorities, experiences

The Dolores school board has selected Elisabeth “Lis” Richard to soon take over as district superintendent. Richard came to the Dolores School District RE-4A from Creede, Colorado, about three...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Opera House restorations begin

The Mancos Opera House restoration is underway, and its owners hope it will preserve a historical piece of the town – and provide residents with a quality community space. The space opened for...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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