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The commons area fills up with students waiting for classes to begin.

New high school opens

Buses and cars dropped students off at the new Montezuma-Cortez High School without much fanfare on Wednesday, as assistant principal Chris Kelley and Ute Mountain Ute education counselor Alicia Whitehead greeted...

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Education

The New M-CHS: Students eat made-from-scratch meals from new kitchen

It used to be school cafeterias served up pre-prepared, processed foods, much of it stored in 10-pound cans lining the storage room.

Not at the new Montezuma-Cortez High...

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Agriculture

Noxious daisy

A wet spring and summer has given rise to hillsides covered with infestations of oxeye daisies, a noxious weed that smells like rotting flesh and dirty, old gym...

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Business

GST Liquors gives $10,000 to Cultural Center

Grant Smith, owner of GST Liquors in Dolores, has donated $10,000 to help keep the Cortez Cultural Center afloat as it wades through its budget crisis.

It’s the...

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Obituaries

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Hiker rescued near Stoner Mesa

An overdue hiker reported missing Aug. 18 was found safe Aug. 21 after an intensive search in the mountains in the Taylor Mesa area east of Stoner.

Ron Nurnberg, 71, of...

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