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2017 Monsoons Deliver Less-Than Average Precipiation

The Cortez area normally receives nearly half its annual precipitation during the traditional monsoon season of July through September.

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KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Lori Haukeness for an update on the status of the district's accreditation. 

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The playground at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores has been an emotional topic of discussion after the Dolores Town Board voted to close the structure on September 11th, citing safety reasons.

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A federal judge has rejected a plea from the would-be developers of the Village at Wolf Creek that he reconsider a prior decision impeding the proposal.


KSJD's Austin Cope talked with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District for an update on the demolition project for the retired Cortez High School. Click below to listen.

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Property owners in Montezuma County will be receiving new tax valuations in October to correct errors in the original valuations done earlier this year.

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The decision by the Dolores Town Board to close a popular playground in Joe Rowell Park has raised questions about the town’s obligation to maintain the state-funded site. The Ron Kotarski Memorial Playground was built in 2001, utilizing a $100,000 grant from the Great Outdoors Colorado program and considerable volunteer labor. On Monday, the town board voted to close the playground for safety reasons, saying some of its wooden components are splintering and rotting.

The Cortez Public Library and the Pinon Project are offering a free screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In on Thursday, September 14th at 7pm at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez.

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The Bureau of Land Management is seeking comments on a proposal to build a parking area near the popular Sand Canyon hiking and biking trail on Montezuma County Road G.


The Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico, will be among about a dozen organizations taking part in a full-scale emergency drill in San Juan County on Wednesday.

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The Colorado Children's Campaign presented the results of the 2016-2017 Kids Count survey to local education, social service, and health and wellness leaders Monday afternoon. After their presentation, KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with a representatives from the Campaign to talk more about the results of the data.


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Short film festival at the Sunflower Theatre, Saturday, October 7th at 7pm

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