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Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon returns for fourth year

The annual Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon, 5K and Fun Run is Saturday, June 24, and Mancos Library Director Lee Hallberg is excited for the yearly library fundraiser. “We’re really looking forward to...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash fire destroys Mancos trailer home

A trailer home on the north side of Mancos was destroyed late Sunday night after a trash fire got out of control, according to Mancos Fire Chief Tony Aspromonte. About 10 Mancos firefighters...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carnival lights up Cortez fairgrounds

Frazier Shows has been visiting Cortez during the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo for more than 20 years, and this year they’ve brought along 26 rides — the most so far, Frazier President Steve Broetsky...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez restaurant Pepperhead plans to close July 7

Pepperhead Restaurant will close July 7, more than a month earlier than owners Tess Montaño-Forth and Pete Montaño originally planned. The new closing date was announced on the restaurant’s...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez school district courting Air Force JROTC program

Representatives from the U.S. Air Force visited Montezuma-Cortez High School this week to gauge the school’s potential as a JROTC host. R. Wayne Barron, director of Region 6 of the Air Force Junior...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rhythm and Soul festival planned in Mancos

After organizers pulled out of a plan to host the event southwest of Mancos on Road G, the Rhythm and Soul Festival will take place in Cottonwood Park from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, organizer Karen...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Items stolen from retired Cortez high school

Nearly $5,000 worth of tools was stolen from a demolition crew at the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School on Seventh Street on June 2, according to the Cortez Police Department. A project manager...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime Cortez teacher Ray Harriman dies after crash

Montezuma-Cortez High School social studies teacher Ray Harriman likely suffered heart failure that led to a car crash near the intersection of Fourth Street and Merritt Way in Dolores about 5:15...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos schools finalize $4.3 million budget

Mancos School District board members unanimously approved a $4.3 million budget for the 2017-2018 school year at a special meeting May 31. “The budget is balanced,” Superintendent Brian Hanson...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo is June 8-11

The 69th Annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo starts this week, and rodeo chairman Bentley Colbert promises another weekend of quality, entertaining shows. “It should be all right,” Colbert said....

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores student will compete in national rodeo

Dolores High School junior Bri Suckla has qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming, for the third year in a row. Suckla will compete in breakaway roping at the...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man faces multiple drug felonies, gun charges

A Cortez man faces multiple felony drug charges after he allegedly imported cocaine and steroids from Mexico into Colorado, according to court and police records. Ryan Lee Buffington pleaded not...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News