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Faces from Mancos' past

As I continue with the alphabet, I see some familiar families. Lawson Bowling was born on September 28, 1894. He worked in sawmills and even owned one until he became employed as the Montezuma...

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

The B's of my age

As I wander through the alphabet, I'll try to write about families that individuals my age and older have heard about. America J. Barber was born on Jan. 14, 1885. She was the wife of Hiram M....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Republican candidates didn't always debate the facts

The first prime-time Republican presidential debate featured the top 10 candidates, according to polling, and they twisted some facts: 1. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said that "over 40 percent of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Mancos' A-list, Part 2: From Allen to Artz

I'll continue working my way through the alphabet this week. Marguerite Alice Smouse (Allen) was born on March 18, 1910. She married George Ava Allen. She passed away on February 23, 1977 and was...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Huckabee's math on volcanic CO2 is a slap in face to Mother Nature

Mike Huckabee claimed that a single volcanic eruption "will contribute more than 100 years of human activity" toward global warming. This is far from accurate. Humans actually pump upward of 100...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Mancos families on the 'A' list

This week I'm going to write about families at the first of the alphabet. Webster "Web" Ahrens was born on Sept. 8, 1906. He left his family home and moved in with the Lloyd Doerfers in Western...

DATE: July 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Trumping the facts, a false image

Donald Trump distorts the facts in a recent op-ed in which he says Sen. John McCain has "abandoned our veterans" and "failed the state of Arizona and the country." Trump said McCain authored...

DATE: July 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Looking back through the Halls of history

I'll enlarge upon the Halls families this week. Ralph Halls was born on Nov. 23, 1918, and was a son of David Halls and Emma Dean. He married Betty Zane Hatch in 1941. They had a daughter, Judy...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

The Iran deal and Rubio's misleading read

Iran agrees that in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under no circumstances will Iran seek, develop or acquire nuclear weapons. Successful implementation of this...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Two towns, two Main streets: How they went their separate ways

Ever wonder why Main Street in Mancos runs north and south while Main Street in Cortez runs east and west? It all started in the 1880s when the road coming from Durango came in on what is now...

DATE: July 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Trump gets a Pants on Fire rating on Mexico emigration

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has drifted wide of the facts with his statements on Mexico. "The Mexican government forces many bad people into our country because they're smart,"...

DATE: July 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

The trading life of Oen Edgar Noland

Oen Edgar Noland was born in Missouri on Sept. 25, 1852. He appeared in Saguache in 1873. Later, he freighted with an ox team from Alamosa to Durango. He spent some time in Parrott City (north of...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

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