Now and then, and then some more

Come Back to My Valley Since this is the last issue of the Mancos Times it seems appropriate to list couples in which one or both of them have passed away. Anyone who has lived in Mancos for 10 or...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

GOP debate something, but it's not the facts

The Republican presidential candidates met for their second debate on Sept. 16, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in California. Factcheck found they strayed from the facts on...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

History of Mancos D's reveals some untimely deaths

This week I'll look at some D's. Sam Dalaba was born on Jan. 27,1907. He married Jessie Pearl. They had fourteen children. He served for 20 years with the State of Colorado Division of highways....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Biden's comments on reshoring businesses misses the boat

In a speech in Miami, Vice President Joe Biden puffed up two statistics related to bringing manufacturing jobs back. Biden claimed 54 percent of U.S. companies with facilities in China said they...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

VJ Day sails on by the Times-Tribune

Japan officially surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945, ending WWII. I wondered what the Mancos Times-Tribune had to say about that event. Nothing! In the Aug. 31 issue, however, I found the following: The...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Kerry, Cheney wage battle of Iran with volley of misfires

On the Sept. 2, 2015, edition of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," former Vice President Dick Cheney, a foe of the deal, and Secretary of State John Kerry, one of its chief architects, sat for back-to-back...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Fact Check: Huckabee gets crossed up on Iran inspections

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee claimed the nuclear deal "lets Iran do their own inspections." That's wrong. Under the deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency would have daily...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Come Back to My Valley: Looking back at C of Mancos residents

The flowers at the entrance to the Methodist Church seem more beautiful each summer than the summer before. This week I'll write about more C's. Jennie Smith (Carpenter) was a friend of Herman...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Clinton loses track of email controversy

Hillary Clinton gave an odd - and inaccurate - account of how the controversy over her emails as secretary of state mushroomed into a public spectacle. "If I had not asked for my emails all to be...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Are you ready for the Balloon Festival?

By Marie Chiarizia The 11th Annual Mancos Valley Balloon Festival and Street Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 through 4 p.m. Sunday, has announced its call for vendors. The annual...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Protecting bucks from town dogs

I keep forgetting to mention how nice the iron fencing looks at the Catholic Church. Dee Dee Coppinger gave me a letter and attachment from Kelly Summer. The letter says in part, "Clarence Thompson...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Clinton, Bush square off in social media debate

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used graphics, hashtags and cheeky banter to debate a legitimate policy issue: the cost of higher education. PolitiFact...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists