3B open forum coming up Thursday

There will be an open forum about ballot issue 3B concerning approval of a 20-year bond for construction of a new Montezuma-Cortez High School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

The forum, which will be held at The Farm Bistro, 34 W. Main St. in Cortez, will include a brief presentation with written information. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 was approved for $22.72 million in BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grant funds, but voters will need to approve $21.25 million in bonds for the project to go forward.

M-CHS was one of 18 projects approved for BEST funds out of 74 applications this year.

Montezuma County will begin sending out mail-in ballots on Oct. 15.

For more information on the open forum, call Becky Brunk at 799-1567 or Orly Lucero at 565-1128. For more information on the bond, go online at www.MCHSbond.com