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Kala Parkinson
Position: Journal staff writer

Two bus routes canceled as students return to school

Students out of school from Oct. 27 through Nov. 5 because of a surge in COVID-19 and reduced workforce

Update: Cortez bondsman shoots wanted man during struggle

Bail bondsman requested help in arrest of suspect; suspect and bondsman previously investigated

New art gallery launches on East Main Street

The concept of rebirth is ingrained in the gallery’s identity

Key takeaways from Montezuma-Cortez work session

School consolidation, four-day weeks, teacher pay, Wit and Wisdom, medical marijuana among topics discussed

Teachers working to avoid ‘controversial’ curriculum, superintendent says

Board wants to decide on replacement curriculum by January to be implemented at the start of next school year

State says Montezuma-Cortez school district can remove curriculum

Colorado Department of Education says Montezuma-Cortez district doesn’t need permission to remove curriculum

Montezuma-Cortez families protest school closures on Main Street

Families use signs to urge Superintendent to change course of action — and some called for her resignation

Man says couple pepper-sprayed him before taking his SUV in New Mexico

Suspect is denied admission to jail because of COVID-19 rule

Montezuma-Cortez partially lifts ban on extracurricular activities

Band, sports activities previously canceled after COVID-19 surge, school closures

Montezuma-Cortez expresses concern, postpones discussion about medical marijuana in schools

Some board members concerned about self-administration and possession of medical marijuana in schools

Man sends Dolores County Courthouse into lockdown

Clayton Campbell arrested in Durango on suspicion of threats against elected officials in Dolores and Montezuma counties

Southwest Colorado sees increase in mountain lion sightings

Parks and Wildlife reports 110 sightings in Area 15 this year