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Solutions and stories in the Centennial State.

Solution Cortez Ups Its Al Fresco Lunch and Learning Game
Local Champion:
Children's Kiva Montessori School
Date funded:
July 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$29,990
Solution New Radios Help Cortez Bus Drivers—and Students—Stay Connected
Local Champion:
Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Date funded:
July 2, 2022
Grant Amount:
$29,970
Solution Cortez Apple Growers Turn Waste Into A Windfall
Local Champion:
Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project
Date funded:
June 29, 2022
Grant Amount:
$29,000
Solution The Indigenous Community is Leading Addiction Recovery in Cortez
Local Champion:
Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center
Date funded:
June 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$15,810
Solution Cortez Residents Put Their Money Where Their Ideas Are With Improvement Fund
Local Champion:
Cortez locals
Date funded:
June 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,520
Solution Classwork Displays Help Cortez Residents Engage With the Schools
Local Champion:
Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Date funded:
June 12, 2022
Grant Amount:
$4,015
Story One Local Resident Helps Cortez Move Beyond Single-Use Plastics

When Laura Herrick realized how many plastic bags were being used in Cortez, she devised a plan to reduce the number by at least half, with a little help from LOR.

Solution An Educational Garden at Battle Rock Charter School Connects Students to Local Growing
Local Champion:
Battle Rock Charter School
Date funded:
May 25, 2022
Grant Amount:
$10,322
Solution Transportation Vouchers Help Montezuma County Residents Reach Medical Appointments
Local Champion:
Axis Health System
Date funded:
May 24, 2022
Grant Amount:
$2,250
Story Cortez Restores an Essential Community Gathering Space

Nearly a quarter century after it first opened, the Lewis-Arriola Community Center needed a little love to remain an essential community asset. With a little help from the LOR and others, the volunteer-run gathering space is ready for the next generation of celebrants.

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