Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

  • Teacher salaries and retention remain a concern for the Montezuma-Cortez School District, but the picture looks better for the coming year.
  • Montezuma-Cortez School Board agreed to put $22,000 for the Montezuma School to Farm Project into next year’s proposed budget.

  • The Montezuma-Cortez School District has a new superintendent, but she isn't really new.
  • Montezuma County Commissioners are upset that an eagle's nest is complicating a proposed trail expansion at Phil's World.


Teen Perspectives on Standardized Testing

Apr 21, 2016
Alberto G. / Creative Commons

The Fish Bowl is KSJD's monthly conversation that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities on topics that matter to them. In this episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Faith Asnicar, a junior at Mancos High School, and Sam Bagge, a junior at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about how the number of standardized tests they are required to take has increased throughout their time as students, and the impact these tests have had on their education.

  • Task force on fate of the former Montezuma-Cortez High School building says to "tear it down".
  • Coalition of environmental groups file suit over the 2015 renewal of a permit for the Navajo Mine in New Mexico.


  • Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board meeting on Tuesday night included dissent over the normally routine matter of the consent calendar, appointment of Brian Balfour as representative for District A, and discussion of retaining good teachers in the face of a looming shortage.


M-CHS Drama Department Presents "Big Fish"

Mar 7, 2016
Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department will be present the musical "Big Fish" starting Friday, March 11th. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Director Nicholaus Sandner and Shaylin Smith, Cassidy Livengood, Liv Story, David Gonzalez-Overton, Ryan Jackson, students involved in the production, about the roles they will be playing, and what they have learned as they have prepared for the play.

  • Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District gets large rebate for energy efficiency design in new high school building.
  • Cortez City Council voices skepticism over solar energy technology from Santa Fe, New Mexico company.

  • The fate of the former Montezuma-Cortez High School building remains undecided.
  • Montezuma-Cortez School District board names Lori Haukeness as the district’s interim superintendent.


  • Cortez School District Superintendent Alex Carter’s last day will be February 29th.
  • For a fourth consecutive year, spruce beetles have caused widespread tree mortality in Colorado.


  • Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District struggles with what to do with their old high school building that contains asbestos.

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