Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

  • 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.

In this episode, Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press and KSJD's Jeff Pope discuss the American Lands Council and their efforts to transfer public lands to state control, the recent departure of Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Alex Carter, and the potential impacts of falling oil prices on the economy of Montezuma County.

  • Montezuma-Cortez School District Superintendent Alex Carter is leaving to take a position with the non-profit Colorado Education Initiative.
  • Utah Attorney General's Office confirms it is conducting a criminal investigation involving San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman.


  • The new Montezuma-Cortez High School building has been awarded LEED Gold certification.
  • The Montezuma County Commission once again rejects the sale of alcohol to the public at the Four States Ag Expo.


  • A 49-year-old man was found dead Monday morning near Cortez’s Main Street.
  • Standing-room-only crowd attends Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school board, many in a show of support for former girls’ swimming coach Ian MacLaren.
  • Montezuma County Commission hosting a public workshop on BLM Master Leasing Plan.


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Young people have strong opinions and ideas about what is happening in our local communities.  On this morning's interview, we hear from two swim team members who have been deeply affected by  recent departure of the Montezuma-Cortez High School swim team coach.

MCHS Drama Department

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department is kicking off a new season of performances with the comedic play "You Can't Take It With You". KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department members David Gonzalez-Overton, Kaleb Burris, Kyle Miller, and Liam O'Shields about their latest production and "Outbreak", their Halloween haunted house that will be open this weekend.

  • Montezuma County Hospital District's ballot initiative sparks debate at Tuesday meeting of the Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 School Board.
  • Cortez City Council passes resolution to support setting Dolores Water Conservancy District's mill levy at its current rate.
  • Southwest Colorado Community College names Four Corners native Tonya Nelson as its executive dean.


  • Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District Board under pressure to decide what to do with the old M-CHS building that contains asbestos.
  • State of Colorado questions Montezuma County commissioners over blanket tax abatement given to farmers in July.


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