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Cortez high school will host All-District Band Night  The Journal

The Montezuma-Cortez school district will present the All-District Band Night at 7 p.m. April 30, at Montezuma-Cortez High School's main gym. This...



Principal Jason Wayman resigning from Montezuma-Cortez High  The Journal

Montezuma-Cortez High School will be seeing some new leadership soon, as Principal Jason Wayman has decided to step down at the end of this school...



‘The Music Man’ coming to Cortez in high school production  The Durango Herald

Trombones, conniving salesmen and a barbershop quartet are marching in to Montezuma-Cortez High School next week, for the high school theater...



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...



Cortez Women’s March calls on women to run for office  The Journal

Just before joining nearly 300 people in the Cortez Women's March for Unity on Saturday, 16-year-old Annika Lewis recalled a time when she was...



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.



Panthers open state tournament against a big Sterling team  The Journal

When members of the Montezuma-Cortez High School basketball team take the court at Denver University on Thursday night, they will do so with the...



Montezuma-Cortez track star Aryelle Wright signs with School of Mines  The Journal

Aryelle Wright of Montezuma-Cortez High School has signed a letter of intent to run track at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.



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.



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.



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 ...



Dean Hanson Memorial Scholarship accepting applications  The Journal

The Four Corners Board of Realtors is now accepting applications for the Dean Hanson Memorial Scholarship.



Cortez students taking part in Colorado All-State Band  The Journal

Three Montezuma-Cortez High School students are taking part in the Colorado All-State Band, after competing against 886 students from 158 schools...



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 ...



Sheriff: Deputies face disciplinary action after school security incident  The Journal

The Montezuma County sheriff on Friday night said that a deputy faces dismissal or reassignment after he reportedly entered a classroom in Dolores...



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...



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. Related Story. Oct. 26, 2018. Halloween events planned for ...



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...



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...



Cortez City Council to vote on new park design services in Tuesday meeting  The Journal

In its meeting Tuesday, the Cortez City Council will vote on the next step toward building a park on the site of the old Montezuma-Cortez High School.



Local wrestlers advance on opening day of state wrestling tournament  The Journal

Competing under the bright lights of the Pepsi Center in Denver on Feb. 21, Montezuma-Cortez High School seniors Matthew Broughton and Swayde Noyes...



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 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.



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...



Arts Calendar  The Durango Herald

Friends of the Durango Public Library Book Sale, 9:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Midge Kirk & Terri Helm present HER-Story, 10 a.m., ...



Eighteen Panthers earn all-league accolades  The Journal

With the fall season officially in the books, Montezuma-Cortez High School athletes from four fall sports have been recognized for their stellar...



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.



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 teachers walking for pay raise, new buses  The Journal

Teachers from Montezuma-Cortez school district are conducting a series of neighborhood walks in support of a proposed tax to pay for buses,...



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 ...



State rejects demolition plan for old Cortez school  The Durango Herald

An attempt by the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District to cut $1 million from the cost of demolishing the retired high school has been rejected by...



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 ...



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...



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

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



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 ...



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 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...



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.



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.



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.



Pro basketball player to host free camp in Cortez  The Journal

Fifteen years after he helped lead the Montezuma-Cortez High School basketball team to the Class 4A state championship, professional basketball...



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.



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.



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.



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...



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 ...



Community Calendar: A look at coming events  The Journal

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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 ...



Phase 2 of high school demolition awaits state OK  The Journal

The Montezuma-Cortez school district has completed phase 1 of demolishing the retired high school, and is awaiting state approval to begin phase 2,...



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 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 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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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,...



Bluejays defeat Telluride in district semifinals  The Journal

Thanks to the steady shooting of Caleb Yoder and standout performances from numerous role players, the Mancos High School boys basketball team...



Palisade's progress  Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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



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 ...



'Dogs hope to tame Panthers  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.



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...



MCHS boys basketball win season opener  Craig Daily Press

It may not have been the prettiest win, but an early-season victory is a win all the same. The Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team was able to ...



2018 Daily Sentinel Sports Awards, gallery #1. | Multimedia  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Daily Sentinel Sports Awards honor top School District 51 high school athletes for excellent 2017-2018 performance in their CHSAA sports. Be sure to ...



Find your Colorado school's 2016 PARCC English and math results  Chalkbeat Colorado

The green bars represent the number of students who scored at or above the state's benchmark for college or career readiness.



Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.



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