Sam Green/Cortez Journal
Southwest Open School students Isaac Carver, Jason Holder and Rick Richardson make a bow for a tree on Montezuma Avenue to promote Red Ribbon Week. Mayor Dan Porter signed a proclamation earlier this week recognizing Oct. 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week in Cortez. It is the largest drug-prevention and education program in the country. This year’s theme is “A Healthy Me Is a Drug Free Me.” Local AmeriCorps members Tiffany Small and Megan Coxwell helped with the ribbons.