Mancos High grads focus on good memories, perseverance

The Mancos High School Class of 2020 graduated Friday evening to honking horns and blaring sirens. As with its neighboring school districts, the Mancos ceremony took a unique format this year to...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High School honor roll

Montezuma-Cortez High School has released honor roll for the second semester of the 2019-20 school year. Just under 200 full-time students made the list this semester, with 70 on the scholars list,...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Middle School principal retires

After three years as principal of Montezuma-Cortez Middle School, Kate Ott is stepping down, and assistant principal Drew Pearson will take the helm. Ott is retiring, although she will still remain...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos musician earns Creative District award

A budding musician has been awarded the Mancos Creative District’s Create 81328 Scholarship. Adam Yoder was this year’s recipient of the $1,000 scholarship, which seeks to honor young creatives in...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R presents bleak budget picture to public

Residents within Durango School District 9-R boundaries were given a look at the difficult budgetary alternatives in this COVID-19-marred year and asked to provide feedback about what paths they...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez seniors graduate after parade to high school

In a unique ceremony that followed social-distancing guidelines and took over the south side of Cortez, the Montezuma-Cortez Class of 2020 graduated from high school. All the while remaining in...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez board approves HVAC upgrades to four campuses

New HVAC systems are headed to the Montezuma-Cortez Middle School and Kemper, Mesa and Lewis-Arriola elementaries. The Montezuma-Cortez school board unanimously approved the purchase and...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High School graduation set for May 29

After a few draft plans, the Mancos graduation ceremony is officially set for May 29. The “Drive-in Theater” style graduation will happen in the parking lot in front of the newly remodeled...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High School commencement plans set

Cortez high school seniors are gearing up to graduate Thursday, and it’s set to be a citywide event. Along with neighboring districts , the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has changed its...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College president takes voluntary 20% pay cut

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus has voluntarily taken a 20% salary reduction over the next six months as school administrators look for cost savings in anticipation of a cut in the...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime secretary at Lewis-Arriola and Pleasant View schools retires

After 20 years as secretary of both Lewis-Arriola and Pleasant View elementary schools, Valorie Mortensen is retiring. And she left her decades of work to much fanfare. The school communities...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores graduation shifts course

Dolores seniors are set to graduate Thursday night, but with a twist to the original COVID-adjusted plans. The Dolores School District Re-4A had decided to hold a Drive-In Graduation followed by a...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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