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Mancos teacher arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of student

A Mancos High School teacher was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student. Armando Lee-Martinez, 28, was taken into custody by the Mancos Marshal’s Office after an...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools getting millions in aid; here’s how they’ll spend it

School districts across Southwest Colorado are set to receive hefty chunks of federal dollars in the latest round of coronavirus relief aid, leaving administrators with big decisions about how to...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos bridge replacement slated to run from May to August

The historic Main Street bridge in Mancos will be closed for four months beginning May 3 in order to widen it and bring it to load and rating standards. According to a news release, motor vehicle...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board announces finalists for superintendent job

The Montezuma-Cortez Board of Education has narrowed its search to replace longtime Superintendent Lori Haukeness to two candidates. With Haukeness set to retire at the end of the school year, the...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

Like many other parts of the country, Montezuma County has experienced an uptick in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks. According to data from the Montezuma County Public Health Department,...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School again wins national music award

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School this week was among only 80 schools in the country to receive a SupportMusic Merit Award for its commitment to music education. The award, presented by the National...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board hopes to hire superintendent this month

With longtime Superintendent Brian Hanson set to retire at the end of the school year, the Mancos school board hopes to finalize the selection of his replacement by the end of April. According to...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez closes in on new city manager hire

Cortez City Council plans to narrow its list of candidates for the city manager position to 10 next week. City Manager John Dougherty announced his resignation earlier this year, agreeing to stay...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man in tree holds officers at bay for three hours in Cortez

A man who refused to climb down from a tree kept Cortez police officers and Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies waiting for three hours before he climbed down, fled over a fence and was arrested....

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home and Garden Show returns Friday to Montezuma County Fairgrounds

Organizers estimate more than 2,500 people will turnout for this year’s Four Corners Home and Garden show at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The show is a venue for businesses to promote...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez approved for Rural Jump-Start Program

Cortez has been reapproved to be a part of the state’s Rural Jump-Start Program in an effort to attract new businesses and jobs to the city. The idea behind the program is to help rural,...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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