2001 MCHS grad receives doctorate

Lenore Sparks, a 2001 Montezuma-Cortez High School graduate, received a doctorate in molecular biology from the prestigious European Molecular...

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Forest Service announces three employee changes

Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt, San Juan National Forest wildlife technician, is now wildlife biologist for the BLM Tres Rios Field Office.

He started his federal career in 2008 in Dolores as a seasonal temporary wildlife technician from 2008. In 2011, he received his permanent position. He received a degree in environmental biology from Fort Lewis College in 2008.

He enjoys climbing, hiking, and biking and lives in a barn-house conversion with girlfriend Sabina, a geologist in Durango, and George, his dog.

“I’m still in slight disbelief at...

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Thank you letters

Piñon Project grateful for Christmas for Kids sponsors

The Piñon Project Family Resource Center would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the staff, individuals, families and organizations that, through their generosity...

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HÜMÜH Clear Mind Buddhism offers a short recorded Teaching on The Logic of Clear Communication, by Wisdom Master Maticintin,...

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Powers to train as Navy pilot

Jack Powers, 22, a 2011 graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School, has received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Mexico. As a Naval ROTC student, he has also earned a commission as a Navy officer. In March, he will report to Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., and will commence training as a student Naval aviator.

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