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Last week, Norwood Public Schools made the tough decision to cancel football for the remainder of the season. The district sent out a community e-blast on Oct. 5 that stated the cancellation was due to “low number of football players” and the “recent number of injuries.” 

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The Wright's Stuff Community Foundation is celebrating a milestone for longtime employee Sharon Perry. Perry, who works in the infant room of Prime Time Early Learning Center, celebrated 25 years of service to the organization in June. 

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Last month, the Lone Cone Legacy Trust (LCLT), the local endowment created to preserve and support the Norwood area, announced the names of community organizations it awarded for a total of $10,000 in annual grants.

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Uncompahgre Medical Center (UMC) is celebrating the arrival of a new chief medical officer this fall. Kelley Prince has relocated to Norwood most recently from California to lead the clinical side of UMC. She began work in August and said she and her family are happy with their decision. 

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Morning coffee dates on Main Street with baked goods and conversation will soon be happening again on the corner of Lucerne Street and Grand Avenue. And, in the same spot, shoppers can get their kale, quinoa, eggs and more. 

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The Lone Cone Library and the Town of Norwood are headed to the ballot this November to protect their budgets from Proposition 120, formerly known as Ballot Initiative 27, and also future attempts to lower property assessment rates. 

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On Saturday, Norwood celebrated another Pioneer Day holiday with longstanding traditions: the coronation of royalty, the parade down Grand Avenue, the chuck wagon dinner and kids’ games. While the old activities continued, some minor changes took place throughout the day. This year’s theme w…

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Just 20 minutes down the road from Norwood, something big could be in the works for the West End of Montrose County. Some folks in Naturita and Nucla, including families and local leaders, are hoping for a school upgrade. With 90 percent of the funding needed secured, many are hoping a ballo…

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At Norwood’s monthly Town Board of Trustees meeting in September, officials discussed the purchase of a Polaris vehicle, among other business items related to the public works department. 

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A much-anticipated autumn tradition returns to Norwood this year. The Harvest Celebration Dinner, sponsored by the Lone Cone Legacy Trust, is scheduled to take place Oct. 2, from 5:30-9 p.m., at the Livery in Norwood. 

The Wright's Stuff Community Foundation is celebrating a milestone for longtime employee Sharon Perry. Perry, who works in the infant room of Prime Time Early Learning Center, celebrated 25 years of service to the organization in June. 

Last month, the Lone Cone Legacy Trust (LCLT), the local endowment created to preserve and support the Norwood area, announced the names of community organizations it awarded for a total of $10,000 in annual grants.

Uncompahgre Medical Center (UMC) is celebrating the arrival of a new chief medical officer this fall. Kelley Prince has relocated to Norwood most recently from California to lead the clinical side of UMC. She began work in August and said she and her family are happy with their decision. 

Morning coffee dates on Main Street with baked goods and conversation will soon be happening again on the corner of Lucerne Street and Grand Avenue. And, in the same spot, shoppers can get their kale, quinoa, eggs and more. 

The Lone Cone Library and the Town of Norwood are headed to the ballot this November to protect their budgets from Proposition 120, formerly known as Ballot Initiative 27, and also future attempts to lower property assessment rates. 

On Saturday, Norwood celebrated another Pioneer Day holiday with longstanding traditions: the coronation of royalty, the parade down Grand Avenue, the chuck wagon dinner and kids’ games. While the old activities continued, some minor changes took place throughout the day. This year’s theme w…

Just 20 minutes down the road from Norwood, something big could be in the works for the West End of Montrose County. Some folks in Naturita and Nucla, including families and local leaders, are hoping for a school upgrade. With 90 percent of the funding needed secured, many are hoping a ballo…

At Norwood’s monthly Town Board of Trustees meeting in September, officials discussed the purchase of a Polaris vehicle, among other business items related to the public works department. 

A much-anticipated autumn tradition returns to Norwood this year. The Harvest Celebration Dinner, sponsored by the Lone Cone Legacy Trust, is scheduled to take place Oct. 2, from 5:30-9 p.m., at the Livery in Norwood. 

Johnny and Charlotte (Carriere) Royer, both born and raised in San Miguel County, will be crowned as king and queen of Pioneer Day this Saturday. The Royers said it will be a family celebration. 

At last week’s monthly town board meeting, John Mansfield appeared before trustees to discuss an issue he says is critical. Mansfield, who had requested to be on the agenda in advance, said he was concerned about short-term rentals in Norwood. 

On Sept. 8, at the monthly Norwood Town Board of Trustees meeting, Henry Hemphill, the town’s planner, and also David Bruce, architect from the Telluride Foundation, spoke to trustees and town staff about the proposed affordable housing project. 

The San Miguel Resource Center (SMRC) is now accepting registrations for its upcoming 40-hour victim advocacy training, which will be offered throughout the month of October at the Lone Cone Library in Norwood. This educational opportunity is free, and participants must be 18 or older. 

Last week, San Miguel County implemented a mask mandate for indoor spaces. The news was a relief for some, and upsetting for others. Those on Wright’s Mesa seem to have strong opinions either way. With the Delta variant rampant in San Miguel County and an uptick in virus cases, the public he…

The Telluride Foundation’s “Rural Homes: For Sale, For Locals (Rural Homes)” project, which aims to build workforce housing in Norwood, Nucla, Ridgway and Ouray over the next two years, is moving forward. Unlike most affordable or workforce housing projects, it’s not using federal Low Income…

Several Norwood families were in Pueblo for the Colorado State Fair last week. Reese Elwood, accompanied by her family, showed Dolly, a Charolais heifer in state classes. Elwood took a first place and then a third-place overall in her state classes. 

COVID’s Delta variant is running rampant in San Miguel County, according to public health officials. Last week, cases were escalating. As of press time on Tuesday, there were 36 active cases in the county, with 18 new ones just before Friday’s update. Norwood Public Schools is still reportin…

John Cross arrived in Norwood at the beginning of August. Traveling all of the way from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to teach science and coach football for Norwood High School, he’s ready for a great season. 

E.K. Bush, the managing director of the Norwood Park and Recreation District (NPRD), told The Norwood Post that Jim Whittaker, the acclaimed mountaineer, shared something important with her years ago: “I really don’t think it should be no child left behind; it should be no child left inside.”