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The town of Rico will not experience a break in Internet connectivity next month.

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For the past 15 years, Farmers Telecommunications company has managed the town of Rico’s internet.

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Numbers at the Rico Elementary School have fallen significantly within the past three years, according to counts from the Dolores County School District, Re-2J. In 2014 the school had 20 students, then 17 students last year, and then seven this year. Preschool teacher Rebecca Pugh called that ten-student drop “this year’s mass exodus.”

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There is hot water under the town of Rico, but using it for geothermal development would be expensive.

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Rico Town Manager Mike England has been terminated, effective immediately.