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Voters in the Cortez Re-1 School District will likely be asked in November for permission to use all the funds set aside for a new athletic stadium to tear down the old Montezuma-Cortez High School at Seventh and South Chestnut streets.

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Wednesday marks the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year in Mancos. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Mancos School District superintendent Brian Hanson in his office on Tuesday afternoon.

It was the end of the day, and the district office halls were quiet before the start of school. They first talked about a discussion on campus security that had happened at Mancos School Board meeting on Monday night, then moved on to discuss the upcoming year.

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A man allegedly involved in a domestic incident triggered a two-hour lockout on the first day of school in Dolores Tuesday.

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Officials with the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest have identified about 3,000 acres where they want to conduct prescribed burns this fall.

Mancos Food Share

The Mancos Food Share project is working to address hunger and food security by supporting healthy and local food access for those in need. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Gretchen Groenke from Mancos Food Share about hunger and food insecurity in our communities and how the project is hoping to address the problem.

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Montezuma County held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for its new, $8.2 million combined courthouse project. Officials wielded golden shovels as they launched the construction project for a 28,000-square-foot building at Park and Driscoll streets in Cortez.

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The Montezuma County commissioners have suspended the fire ban. Sheriff Steve Nowlin told the board all the fire chiefs were in favor of lifting the ban because of recent moisture.

Residents are still encouraged to be cautious with open fires and are reminded to call Cortez Dispatch at 970-565-8441 before burning.

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A group that advises the Bureau of Land Management may make a recommendation this week regarding a master leasing plan in Montezuma County.

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KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with the superintendent of the Dolores School District, Scott Cooper, to talk about this year's earlier school start, new secondary school schedule, and need for more teachers.

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For the first time in several years, there is space for enrollment in kindergarten and high school in Dolores School District Re-4A.