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Community Calendar  The Journal

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Update: Two girls may face charges after Cortez student is stabbed  The Journal

A male Montezuma-Cortez High School student was stabbed in the leg in an assault on Friday near Walmart. Police say there are two juvenile female...



M-CHS offers more social studies options  The Journal

World history will not be offered at Montezuma-Cortez High School next year as the school “transitions” into a more flexible schedule for students.



Cortez receives grant to buy site of old Montezuma-Cortez High School  The Durango Herald

On March 15 the Great Outdoors Colorado board awarded Cortez a grant that will allow the city to purchase land for a new park on the site of the old ...



Montezuma-Cortez graduates get inspiring send-off into the world  The Journal

As the sun set with a golden glow over Panther Stadium, the future began for 147 graduates of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Class of 2018.



Homecoming features parade, games and dance  The Journal

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Hawaiian Luau Homecoming Parade is Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. on Montezuma Avenue.



Arts Calendar  The Durango Herald

Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Groove & Grow, 10:30 a.m., Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, ...



Final plans for south side park are introduced  The Journal

On Wednesday, more than 50 Cortez residents attended an open house event at the Evangel Assembly of God church to see the final plans for the new south ...



First Cortez high school demolition phase is complete  The Journal

The retired Montezuma-Cortez High School demolition project is back on track after slipping in mid-June, and Re-1 School District Owner's...



Montezuma County schools step up security after possible threats  The Journal

Montezuma County schools went into lockout Friday morning in response to two unsubstantiated threats against Montezuma-Cortez and Mancos high...



M-CHS students bring authenticity to 'Little Women'  The Journal

Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama will premiere “Little Women,” a musical based on the book by Allan Knee, on March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ralph E....



Paper lanterns brighten Four Seasons for Luminaria Night  The Journal

A trail of paper lanterns lined the sidewalks surrounding the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery on Saturday night, guiding hundreds of guests to...



Kyra Allen, of Cortez, to compete in Miss Colorado Teen USA contest  The Journal

Kyra Allen, of Cortez, will compete in the Miss Colorado Teen USA pageant Sunday in Greeley. Allen, a freshman studying equine science at Colorado State ...



Hundreds expected for Cortez Community Christmas Dinner  The Journal

A long-standing holiday tradition in Cortez continues this year with the annual Community Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montezuma...



Rollover injures three high school students in Cortez  The Journal

A violent one-car rollover on Jarrett Avenue in Cortez sent two people to the hospital on Monday.



Cortez Council moves forward with broadband pilot  The Journal

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the fees and costs for a broadband pilot program.



Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491  The Journal

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma ...



Pickleball mania strikes Cortez at new courts’ grand opening  The Journal

About 60 pickleball enthusiasts from the Four Corners area attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cortez's new outdoor courts on Saturday.



Cortez plans for new park on old high school land  The Journal

Demolition of the old Montezuma-Cortez High School is underway, and the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board is planning a use for the land ...



Cortez council approves permit for Montessori school’s relocation  The Journal

During a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a conditional use permit to allow the Children's Kiva Montessori School to...



City of Cortez plans to expand bike trails  The Journal

The Cortez Parks and Recreation Department is planning to expand the city's bicycle and walking trails in the near future.



Montezuma County teen to attend UN conference on women  The Journal

A 15-year-old from Montezuma County hopes to leave an impression on the corridors of power next month at the 2018 session of the U.N. Commission on...



Cortez, regional leaders search for solutions on broadband  The Journal

More than 50 local government officials, candidates for office and residents filled the Cortez City Council chambers on Tuesday to discuss the goal of broadband ...



Cortez council considers charging stations for electric cars  The Journal

A representative from an alternative energy nonprofit wants to bring electric vehicles to Cortez. Laurie Dickson, executive director of the Four Corners Office for ...



Local youth basketball program hosts tournament  The Journal

For two consecutive days, Montezuma-Cortez High School's gymnasiums were alive with the sound of bouncing balls, squeaking shoes and tweeting...



Cortez City Manager Shane Hale announces resignation  The Journal

Cortez City Manager Shane Hale announced Friday that he plans to resign from his position this spring.



Community Calendar: A look at coming events  The Journal

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Taste of the Seasons fundraiser coming Thursday to Cortez area  The Journal

United Way is preparing for its biggest local fundraiser of the year, with the help of Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery in Dolores. The 2017 A Taste of the ...



Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings  The Durango Herald

Talking about suicide and asking about suicidal thoughts is hard. So audience members practiced at the Suicide Prevention Community Summit at...



2017: A year of planning and building in Cortez  The Journal

Cortez had a busy year, full of changes and new beginnings.



Panthers looking to return to state playoffs  The Journal

Racing around the practice court on the eve of its first game of the season, the Montezuma-Cortez High School basketball team appeared focused and...



Cortez junior basketball tournament grows in second year  The Journal

In its second year, the Cortez Junior Basketball Tournament again hit a swish, with more than 600 elementary and middle students competing.



Livestock Association names recipient of Distinguished Service Award  The Journal

A Montezuma County rancher and agriculture consultant received the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association's Distinguished *Service* award on Saturday.



Longtime Cortez teacher Ray Harriman dies after crash  The Journal

Montezuma-Cortez High School social studies teacher Ray Harriman likely suffered heart failure that led to a car crash near the intersection of...



Veterans Day celebrations are planned for Montezuma County  The Journal

Veterans groups in Montezuma County have several events planned for the weekend in honor of current and former military personnel.



Panthers blasted at home in season opener, 57-0  The Journal

Just before the opening kickoff of the Montezuma-Cortez High School football team's season-opening game against Grand County on Aug. 25, the scoreboard at ...



Fresh snow ushers in 29th annual Parade of Lights  The Journal

The 29th annual Parade of Lights put on a spectacular display of lights, live music and holiday cheer Saturday night on Main Street in Cortez. The *fresh* snow ...



Elana Cope, of Cortez, is named to academic all-conference team  The Journal

Elana Cope, of Cortez, has been named to the Midwest Conference's Academic All-Conference list for the 2016-17 academic year and athletic season.



Cortez parade kicks off last day of Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo  The Journal

The last day of the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo started about 1 p.m. Saturday with a parade down Montezuma Avenue.



Officials lift stop-work order on school demolition  The Journal

A stop-work order on the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School demolition project will be lifted Monday morning after a contractor agreed to closely...



Halloween events planned in Dolores and Cortez  The Journal

The Pony Expresso in Dolores will have its annual Halloween/Anniversary party at 795 Railroad Ave. from 5-8 p.m. They will have food, hot chocolate and coffee ...



Colorado's Rural School Districts Are Getting Pinched In The Teacher Salary Game  Colorado Public Radio

Colorado is hard up for teachers. Graduates from the state's teacher prep programs are down by 24 percent.



Cortez Parks and Recreation unveils youth tennis program  The Journal

Seven years after the death of longtime Cortez tennis coach Jim Harkendorff, a fund set up in his name will help start a program designed to get...



Cortez’s Geer Natural Area may get a new trail next year  The Journal

On Friday, Cortez parks and recreation advisory committee members toured the land they hope to turn into a new Geer Natural Area trail next year.



High school: a time to learn, explore and grow  The Journal

As I reflect on another year's homecoming festivities with the parade, football game and dance, I can't help but think about the important role that high school ...



Cortez Middle School to premiere 'Into the Woods, Jr.'  The Journal

Next weekend, Cortez Middle School Theater will premiere “Into the Woods, Jr.,” a twist on Stephen Sondheim's musical fairytale about the choices and wishes ...



M-CHS freshman wins national ATV racing championship  The Journal

Noah Harris, a freshman at Montezuma-Cortez High School, has been crowned the 250cc production class WORCS national champion.



Southwest Colorado Concerts announces lineup for 63rd season  The Journal

Southwest Colorado Concerts hopes to bring another year of high-quality music to Cortez, starting with The David Osborne Trio on Oct. 9.



Battle of the bands at Stocker  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

For six years in a row, the Palisade High School Marching Band has earned second place at the annual state competition.



Cortez shooting fireworks July 4, Farmington on Tuesday  Pine River Times

Folks who want to see fireworks this year will have to hit the highway for a roadtrip.



Soccer girls off to a fast start  The Daily Planet

Despite being forced to practice in the gymnasium, the Telluride High School girls soccer team hit its stride early with three consecutive (outdoor) victories to ...



Football: Aspen runs past Cortez in opener  Aspen Times

Playing under a full moon, in front of a big home crowd, the Aspen Skiers put a spell on visiting Montezuma-Cortez High School in the home football opener ...



Mesa TV celebrates three years on the air  The Journal

Cortez's only local television studio will celebrate its third year on the air on March 1. Mesa TV's broadcasts reach the Four Corners counties of Montezuma and ...



Planning begins for Paths to Mesa Verde trail  The Durango Herald

Engineering firm Loris and Associates has presented its preliminary analysis of the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde trail to the Montezuma County...



Palisade's progress  Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Game by game, play by play, the Palisade High School boys basketball team is getting better.



Later school start times slowly gain traction in Colorado  Chalkbeat Colorado

With a growing body of research demonstrating academic and health benefits for teens who start school after 8:30 a.m., some Colorado schools are delaying ...



Ignacio School District improves state rating  Pine River Times

The Ignacio School District improved its rating from the Colorado Department of Education for 2018, one of six low-performing districts in the state to earn an ...



Midsummer Night's Dream opening at BHS  Pine River Times

Bayfield High School presents A Midsummer Night's Dream, showing at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, Saturday, Nov. 10, and Nov. 15 and 16 at the Bayfield ...



Football historian Dan Fords looks at state championship games in Southwest Colorado over the years  The Durango Herald

State football championships in Colorado have been contested by high schools since 1921. Ninety-six years after the first title game was played,...



Find your Colorado 2018 SAT and PSAT results  Chalkbeat Colorado

Use Chalkbeat's tool to compare school results and statewide averages for PSAT and SAT test results.



Marching band hits right note at Grand Valley High School  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

For years, Garfield County School District 16 Activities Director David Walck has wanted to grow the marching band program at Grand Valley High School, but it ...



Schools and offices closed Wednesday because of weather conditions  Pine River Times

Icy and snowpacked roads have prompted a number of closures and warnings today across La Plata County. Here's what we know so far. This is a...



U.S. Highway 160 closed Tuesday in two spots near Bayfield  Pine River Times

U.S. Highway 160 reopened between Gem Village and Bayfield as of 12:40 p.m., but remained closed about 5 miles east of town because of a two-vehicle crash ...



'Dogs hope to tame Panthers | CraigDailyPress.com  Craig Daily Press

With the season ticking down to the final minute, the Moffat County High School boys varsity football team will need a few breaks to reach the playoffs.



Denver firm buys San Juan Basin oil wells  The Durango Herald

Encana Corp. announced Monday it has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan Basin assets, located in northern New Mexico, for $480 million to...



Movies playing in Durango Oct. 5-11  The Durango Herald

Animas City Theatre(128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com). NTLive: Julie(1 p.m. Sunday only) . Wild and newly single, Julie throws a ...



Durango Craft Spirits goes big on small-batch liquors  The Durango Herald

Durango Craft Spirits expects to open a 1500-foot expansion by the end of the month, which will mainly help it double production of its craft...



Fatal crash Tuesday near Ignacio  Pine River Times

The Colorado State Patrol and the Southern Ute Police Department responded to a three-car crash involving a death Tuesday night on Colorado Highway...



2018: a year of highs and lows in Bayfield and Ignacio  Pine River Times

Sometimes, the words of the Grateful Dead come to mind when it's time to write the annual year-in-review story. "What a long, strange trip it's been.".



5 BHS cheerleaders earn All-America honors  Pine River Times

"Off-season" at Bayfield High School? For BHS cheerleaders, the very concept is just that: a concept. Practically picking up where BHS' all-around historic ...



Tarkington is finalist for volunteer award  Pine River Times

Finalists have been named in six categories for the annual Durango Rocks event to be held Jan. 17 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...



BHS cheerleader gets call for All-State  Pine River Times

ALAMOSA - For Kaitlyn Gosney, the Colorado High School Coaches All-State Games were unusual.



15-year-old Ignacio High School student found dead Wednesday  Pine River Times

A 15-year-old Ignacio High School boy was found dead Wednesday morning at his home, authorities reported. Emergency personnel responded around 6 a.m. ...



5 things you should know before Election Day  Pine River Times

The midterm elections are coming up Tuesday, with a loaded ballot where Colorado voters will decide on a new governor, as well as several other...



BHS cheer leaps into 3rd at state  Pine River Times

After a big sendoff last week from the school and community, the Bayfield High School cheer squad jumped, yelled and soared into a third-place state finish ...



Southwest Colorado in 'exceptional drought'  Pine River Times

Both La Plata and Montezuma counties are in an 'exceptional drought' listing - the most critical drought category from the U.S. Drought Monitor -...



Sheriff notifies residents of sex offender living in Bayfield  Pine River Times

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office has notified some residents in Bayfield that Ian Vincent Taylor, a convicted sex offender, is living at 83 S....



So long, 3.2 beer; grocery stores can now sell full-strength brews  Pine River Times

It didn't happen in time for New Year's Eve revelers, but after the clock struck midnight Tuesday, grocery stores in Durango and across Colorado...



CPW: be cautious of coyotes  Pine River Times

TELLURIDE - Coyotes are fascinating creatures and the ultimate wildlife survivors; but Coloradoans should be wary of these clever canids if seen...



Wolverines mangle Moose, 30-6, for Homecoming  Pine River Times

As potent as Bayfield had heard Alamosa's quarterback-led ground game could be, the #3-ranked (CHSAANow.com Class 2A poll, Sept. 24) Wolverines as a ...



First-degree murder charge filed in connection with Ignacio man's death  Pine River Times

Multiple criminal charges were filed this week against Kevin Wade Folsom in the shooting death of James Box Jr., an Ignacio man whose body was...



Upper Pine asking voters to 'de-Gallagherize'  Pine River Times

In addition to the mill levy increase requested by the Pine River Library District, there is one more ballot issue, 7A, for residents who live in the Upper Pine River ...



Bayfield qualifies for state cheer finals  Pine River Times

The Bayfield High School cheer squad is ranked thired in 2A-3A co-ed competition at the Colorado State Spirit Championships. The team performs this...



Ignacio Middle School student found dead at home  Pine River Times

A 12-year-old boy from the Bayfield and Ignacio area died by suicide Wednesday night at his home, according to family.



Meth use flat, heroin and opioid use increasing in La Plata County  Pine River Times

When Chris Choate joined the Southwest Drug Task Force in 2012, one of the primary issues faced by task force members was meth production in the La...



Tickets for Demolition Derby go on sale Thursday  Pine River Times

The La Plata County Fair has announced that tickets for the 2018 Demolition Derby will go on sale beginning Thursday, July 19. Tickets for the...



Fall colors arrive early in Southwest Colorado  Pine River Times

The mountains can be a beautiful place to see the reds, oranges and yellows light up the hillsides every autumn, but only if you catch them in...



House District 59 candidate Paul Jones earns spot on November ballot  Pine River Times

A Gunnison man has successfully petitioned his way onto the November ballot to challenge state Rep. Barbara McLachlan for Colorado's House District 59.



Hate Crimes, Media and Two Spirits  Huffington Post

Two Spirits is a low-key, gentle and respectful recounting of Fred Martinez's life and death. He was Navajo and he was nádleehí , a man ...



All welcome to annual San Ignacio Fiesta  Pine River Times

The community of Ignacio will celebrate its 118th annual San Ignacio Fiesta on July 28.



Snow reaches Southwest Colorado; Wolf Creek Ski Area to open this weekend  Pine River Times

After a summer of drought, fires and above-average temperatures, a welcomed sight has returned to Southwest Colorado: snow. And to top it off, Wolf Creek Ski ...



BP looks to pull out of Southwest Colorado, northern New Mexico  Pine River Times

BP American Production Co. is contemplating pulling out of the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field in what could be another devastating hit to...



Legalized pot sales in Bayfield?  Pine River Times

For the first time since Colorado voters agreed to legalize marijuana sales 2011, Bayfield voters will decide if they want to have marijuana dispensaries in town ...



Sandhill cranes migrating through San Luis Valley  Pine River Times

MONTE VISTA - The annual spring migration of greater sandhill cranes is in full force in southern Colorado. If you've never seen these beautiful...



Fishing spots available for Colorado's free fishing weekend  Pine River Times

Fishing is free this weekend, and in Southwest Colorado, there are dozens of places to go. "Your fishin' is our mission," John Alves, senior aquatic biologist for ...



358 Fire at 51 acres  Pine River Times

Evacuation orders for five homes and pre-evacuation notices for two subdivisions were still in effect as of 9:30 Saturday morning because of the 358 Fire.



MCHS girls basketball going back to basics to succeed  Craig Daily Press

After losing all five starters to graduation, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team will have a new trademark this season. “Keep it simple,” ...



Bayfield Transportation open for business  Pine River Times

Bayfield now has an intrastate contract carrier. It's similar to a taxi *service*, but actually offers more flexibility to area residents, said Edward Heard, owner of ...



Crow causes power outage  Pine River Times

3 p.m. update: As an example of how wildlife can impact electricity transmission, the cause of the power outage this afternoon, which affected the 46kV ...



'Cats collect seven Crownpoint fumbles, win 21-8  Pine River Times

CROWNPOINT - Bogging down offensively in New Mexico, the visiting Bobcats knew something had to change while protecting a shaky 13-6 advantage as...



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