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The Call for School Board Candidates

August 9, 2023

The Mancos School District Board elections is scheduled to take place Tuesday, November 14, but candidates must start the process in August. The League of Women Voters in Montezuma County is hosting a presentation on the Economic Development of Region 9. Mark your Calendars, Escalante Days returns August 11-13. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Southwest Health Systems and FASTSIGNS

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There are open seats on the Mancos School Board and you can put your name on the ballot for the upcoming election. Hear from a local economic leader during an upcoming regional economic presentation, and as summer races to its end, Escalante Days approaches. You're watching the "Local News Roundup," brought to you by Southwest Health Systems and FastSigns. I'm Connor Shreve. The call is out for school board candidates in Mancos. There will be three open seats in the next election for school board members and the first deadline for interested candidates is approaching August 9th. Serving on the school board provides an opportunity to give a lasting impact on the future of Mancos and the surrounding area. To run for one of the three open seats, you need to file a nomination petition signed by 25 eligible electors. Those become available August 9th and must be submitted by the 31st. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Montezuma County. The school board election takes place November 14th. You can contact the District if you are indeed interested in filling a nomination petition and learn more on the District's website at Shak Powers headlines a program about economic development in Region 9 later this month. Powers is a former Montezuma County Administrator, currently working as the Project Manager for Broadband, Housing and Transit. The League of Women Voters in Montezuma County will present the program on Saturday, August 12th at 10:15 a.m. at the Cortez Library. One of the last celebrations of summer is now right around the corner. Escalante Days is chockfull of events on August 11th and 12th, with a two-day softball tournament wrapping up the festivities on Sunday, August 13th. The festival features family-friendly activities from kids bike rodeos and bike giveaways, to a pancake breakfast and 5K run, to a beer and wine garden and block party. You can still register for the parade online at Judges will be awarding first, second, and third place prizes for entries that best exemplify how we beat the heat. Learn more about this and other stories at Thanks for watching this edition of the "Local News Roundup." I'm Connor Shreve.


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