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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...



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...



‘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...



Schools, communities respond to Towaoc teenagers’ deaths  The Journal

Two Montezuma-Cortez Middle School students died by suicide this weekend, and two high school students attempted suicide in the past week, shaking...



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...



Two Cortez Middle School students die by suicide  The Journal

Over the long weekend, two Cortez Middle School students died by suicide, and one district high school student attempted suicide, according to...



Dolores superintendent search nears end  The Journal

The Dolores school board has selected four final candidates to assume the district's superintendent position, and community members are invited to...



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.



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 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.



Kiva Montessori breaches contract with school district  The Journal

The Children's Kiva Montessori School will survive through at least the end of the school year, but Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 Board of...



Arts Calendar  The Durango Herald

Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. STEAM Lab, 3:30 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Family First ...



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.



Mancos school board sets next year’s calendar  The Journal

The Mancos school board unanimously approved next year's academic calendar during its regular meeting March 18.



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...



Dolores school board finalizes salary range for superintendent  The Journal

The Dolores school board decided on a salary range and benefits package for the new superintendent as it moves forward in its search process.



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 ...



Joining forces: County, city conduct first joint meeting  The Journal

Leaders from Montezuma County and the city of Cortez met for an informal joint meeting Tuesday night to discuss mutual interests in statewide...



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...



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 ...



RE-1 outlines deep concerns with Kiva Montessori, will meet tonight  The Journal

In consecutive meetings on Monday night, Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 administrators laid out “deeply concerning” issues with the Children's Kiva ...



Ideas for possible Cortez-area convention center expand  The Journal

Continued discussions to build a convention and events center include a new idea of locating it at the old Walmart building in the Cortez Plaza.



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...



Update: Deputy, recruit recovering after close call with chase suspect  The Journal

A man on Sunday led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed, 50-mile chase through Dolores and Mancos before he crashed and was arrested on...



These grants are helping make our schools safer  The Journal

We want all our students to be learning in a safe, welcoming, and engaging environment.



Alternative high school gets new campus  The Journal

A lesser known charter school in Cortez is gaining in popularity and has recently moved to a larger campus. Goal Academy High School, 2531 E. Main St., is an ...



Gym owner presents idea for Cortez youth sports complex  The Journal

The owner of a downtown Cortez gymnastics studio pitched an ambitious concept of creating a large, multifunctional sports complex or field house...



Update: One person dies in crash south of Cortez  The Journal

One person died Thursday night on U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez after a semitrailer and pickup truck collided on the McElmo Creek bridge,...



Storm falters early Thursday, kicks up in evening  The Journal

A winter storm moving over Cortez since Wednesday evening faltered Thursday, but picked up in the evening.



CKMS board: ‘No evidence’ of asbestos exposure  The Journal

After finding “elevated levels” of asbestos in parts of its building, the Children's Kiva Montessori School has moved classes out of its facility...



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.



Montezuma commissioners declare county a gun sanctuary  The Journal

Montezuma County commissioners on Thursday declared the county a gun sanctuary in response to a proposed gun control law in the Colorado Legislature.



Ute Mountain Roundup adds exciting chapter to storied history  The Journal

Thursday through Saturday, the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo thrilled a packed grandstands at the Montezuma County Fairground to see cowboys and...



Drought level drops a notch for Montezuma County  The Journal

A drop in drought intensity for Montezuma County, combined with mountain snowpack tracking near 100 percent of average, bodes well for the 2019...



Candelaria wins tight race for Montezuma County commissioner  The Journal

Republican Jim Candelaria, a local hemp promoter, builder and retired firefighter, has been elected to the Montezuma County commission.



Funnel cloud spotted east of Cortez  The Journal

The first days of spring in Cortez have been marked by unpredictable weather conditions – including a funnel cloud appearance on Friday.



Green Beret Will Lindsay memorialized in Colorado Springs  The Journal

Cortez native Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay was honored and remembered Saturday in an emotional memorial *service* at New Life Church in Colorado Springs.



Community Calendar  The Journal

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Man, dog found dead after motor home fire south of Cortez  The Journal

A man died in a motor home that caught fire south of Cortez about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin.



The greatest manhunt in the Southwest  The Journal

Editor's note: Part 1 of this article was published in The Journal on Feb. 1. Portions of this article were found in the issues of the Montezuma Valley Journal and ...



Cortez Women’s March for Unity is this Saturday  The Journal

The third annual Cortez Women's March for Unity will take place Jan. 19 at Cortez City Park at 10 a.m..



Snow, cold forecast for Cortez on New Year’s  The Journal

Out with the old, and in with the cold: The remainder of 2018 is expected to be unseasonably chilly as a cold front moves into Southwest Colorado.



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.



Head-on collision injures three southeast of Cortez  The Journal

A two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on County Road 27 southeast of Cortez caused injuries, according to the Colorado State Patrol.



Cortez schools declare critical teacher shortage  The Journal

Cortez school board members on Tuesday voted to declare a critical teacher and bus driver shortage.



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.



UPDATE: At least eight face charges in Cortez after pot raids  The Journal

Eight people face charges after multi-agency raids seized about 4300 marijuana plants Tuesday morning at several properties in Montezuma County,...



Applicants sought for county recreation committee  The Journal

Montezuma County is accepting applications for the Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee.



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.



MVHS students compete in IML Art Show  Monte Vista Journal

CORTEZ, Colo.— The 2019 Intermountain League Art Show was hosted by Montezuma-Cortez High School in Cortez recently. The following are the Monte ...



USA medical veterinarian stationed in Cortez  The Journal

Melissa Cleavinger, a U.S. Department of Agriculture medical veterinarian for southwest Colorado, is stationed in Cortez.



Six charged in serial burglary east of Cortez  The Journal

Six individuals arrested this summer on suspicion of repeatedly trespassing a residential property east of Cortez and stealing minibikes, power...



Montezuma County’s hopes for solar power begin to dim  The Journal

Three years ago, Montezuma County began an economic development campaign to attract large-scale solar farms. And while there has been progress,...



FBI assists in Cortez arrest of Kansas man on kidnapping charges  The Journal

With assistance from the Topeka Police Department and an FBI special agent, Cortez Police Department on Thursday night arrested a Kansas man on...



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 ...



Cortez Adult Education Center starts ESL and GED classes on Oct. 22  The Journal

The Cortez Adult Education Center will start Session II English as a second language and GED and high school equivalency classes on Oct. 22.



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.



Five dismissed in Montezuma County illegal pot grow  The Journal

Charges against five individuals arrested on suspicion of cultivating more than 30 marijuana plants at four locations in Montezuma County and one...



Crash kills Cortez woman, injures three kids  The Journal

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 160 east of Pagosa Springs that killed a Cortez woman and seriously...



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.



September inspections: Taste of India, Thai Cortez, Absolute Bakery and more  The Journal

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities ...



Update: Bond set for felon after 25-mile car chase  The Journal

Robert J. Marquez, a wanted violent felon thought to sell and abuse drugs, led Montezuma County Sheriff's Office personnel on a 25-mile car chase...



Fire destroys home on Road H southeast of Cortez  The Journal

A fast-moving fire destroyed a family's home at 30168 County Road H Sunday morning. All four people and pets in the two-story home were safely evacuated, ...



House fire kills woman south of Cortez  The Journal

A woman died Friday morning after a fire gutted her home south of Cortez on Thursday night.



Police Blotter  The Journal

Wednesday, Feb. 6. 3:28 a.m.: A man with two DUI convictions was arrested for DUI on the 300 block of W. Main St. He also was cited for speeding 10 mph over ...



Cortez begins negotiations with fiber-optic company  The Journal

Cortez is moving closer toward a public-private partnership to bring an advanced fiber optic network to every business and resident in the city.



2018 Montezuma County election results  The Journal

Here is how Montezuma County voted. By law, amendments require a supermajority of 55 percent to pass. Winners of each election are in bold.



Per capita marijuana sales in Montezuma County twice as high as La Plata  The Journal

As Colorado's marijuana industry continues to grow, per capita recreational sales in Montezuma County in the first eight months of 2018 were nearly...



Cortez golf simulation business seeking permit  The Journal

A career golf professional and his family are opening a golf and multisport simulation business and snack bar attached to a CrossFit gym in Cortez.



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...



Resident with shotgun chases off suspect in police chase  The Journal

A man who allegedly sped away from a Cortez police officer while being held at gunpoint was later chased off a rural Montezuma County property by a...



Cortez’s annual Easter egg hunt is coming up  The Journal

Spring has arrived, which means that the Cortez Rotary Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt is coming up.



CMS to restructure in 2018-2019 school year  The Journal

At Tuesday night's Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District Board meeting, Kate Ott, principal of Cortez Middle School, presented a redesign of the instruction ...



Hemp is hot topic at agricultural expo in Montezuma County  The Journal

There is no stereotype of an industrial hemp farmer. From academics to marijuana producers, urban farm activists to generational ranchers – it...



Community meetings address local projects, issues  The Journal

There are several public meetings on the horizon with topics including Southwest Memorial Hospital financial health, a proposed new convention...



Mancos town marshal resigns, purchases Mesa Verde Motorsports  The Journal

Jason Spruell has retired from his position as the Mancos town marshal, effective Friday, Nov. 9.



Sheriff Blotter  The Journal

Wednesday, Nov. 14. 8:09 a.m.: A deputy killed an injured deer on the 20000 block of County Road W and left it in a ditch. 8:44 a.m.: Two vehicles collided in a ...



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...



Two facing felony charges from Montrose community corrections  The Journal

Two Montezuma County inmates who were kicked out of a community corrections facility in Montrose now face felony charges in Colorado's 7th Judicial...



Mancos man faces fourth DUI after truck bumps police car  The Journal

A Mancos man with three DUI convictions faces a felony charge in Montezuma County Court for his fourth DUI.



New restaurant regulations go into effect this year  The Journal

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1.



Car chase defendant faces $1 million bond, attempted-murder charges  The Journal

Bond was set at $1 million Tuesday in Montezuma County Court for Mancos resident Casey D. Larsen, 59, who is under investigation for multiple felony charges, ...



Flood advisory issued for Cortez area, parts of Montezuma County  The Journal

The National Weather *Service* in Grand Junction has issued a flood advisory for urban areas and small streams in central Montezuma County in...



Update: Three critically injured in U.S. 491 crash  The Journal

Three people were critically injured Sunday morning after a semitrailer and Subaru collided on U.S. Highway 491 north of Cortez, the Colorado State...



Cortez Third Thursday market starts summer strong  The Journal

The Cortez Third Thursday Market started on the first day of summer with a late afternoon sun shining on a big crowd and more vendors than ever.



New Montezuma County septic system rules begin in 2019  The Journal

New septic system regulations under the Montezuma County Health Department kicked in Jan. 1.



Cortez City Council recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day  The Journal

Mayor Karen Sheek on Tuesday signed a proclamation to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. Cortez City Council also ...



Two-vehicle crash kills pickup driver south of Cortez  The Journal

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in one death on U.S. Highway 491.



Shots fired out truck window in Dolores; suspect abandons pickup  The Journal

The Montezuma County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred last Friday evening in Dolores on Second Street.



Four felonies dismissed in Perez plea agreement  The Journal

Darrell Perez, a Cortez man suspected of burglarizing a home east of Cortez in June and taking meth into the Montezuma County Detention Center in...



Green Beret from Cortez killed in combat in Afghanistan  The Journal

Two American soldiers, including one from Cortez, Colorado, were killed Friday while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan, the Department ...



Manaugh Elementary faces outside management to improve performance  The Journal

The Colorado Department of Education announced on May 10 that Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 will work with outside management organizations to ...



Three fires in eight days attributed to wood stoves  The Journal

Wood stoves were blamed for three house fires in eight days that killed one woman and injured another this month in Montezuma County.



Storm expected to bring up to 8 inches of snow to Southwest Colorado  The Journal

The National Weather *Service* issued a winter weather advisory for most of Southwest Colorado on Thursday, effective until 9 a.m. Friday.



Montezuma County mobile health clinic hits the road  The Journal

Family health benefits for low-income families are now being served up on the road. The Women Infants and Children program of the Montezuma County Health ...



Cortez arts committee creates mural brochures, walking tours  The Journal

It's hard to miss the more than 40 murals scattered throughout Cortez, but finding information on the public works of art hasn't been so easy.



Dolores shooting suspect arrested  The Journal

A man suspected of shooting at an occupied parked car in Dolores then fleeing was arrested and detained Friday by Montezuma County Sheriff's Office...



First hemp processing plant gets county approval  The Journal

The first hemp processing plant in Montezuma County has been approved by county commissioners pending state permits, and expects to begin...



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