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Hospice of Montezuma named exceptional provider

Hospice of Montezuma has been recognized as a top-performing organization by HealthcareFirst, a national health care technology company. The group named Hospice of Montezuma a 2017 Hospice Honors...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Man running marathon in national parks stops at Mesa Verde

Bill Sycalik’s mission to run a marathon in all 59 national parks is fueled by his passion for three things — possibility, parks and plants. A former management consultant in New York City, Sycalik...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manitou Springs artist showing work in Mancos

Manitou Springs artist Pam Pappas likes to keep things interesting in the studio. Pappas works in mixed media, including paintings and sculptures. She said she likes to constantly try new things...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos audit reveals town is in good shape

A financial audit of the Town of Mancos revealed that the town is in solid financial shape, auditor Chris Majors told town trustees at their meeting May 24. Majors, of Cortez-based accounting firm...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen veterans honored on Memorial Day in Mancos

About 30 people gathered for a somber Memorial Day ceremony at Cedar Grove Cemetery south of Mancos on Monday. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5231 and the VFW Auxiliary placed...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Future of Western Excelsior's Mancos mill is unclear

The future of Western Excelsior’s Mancos facility is still undecided, according to plant manager Keith Van Pelt.Company representatives are still considering the investigation and working with the...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Arrow mine violates state rules near Mancos

The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board on Wednesday found that Red Arrow Gold Corp., of Mancos, violated state rules and voted to charge the company more than $6,000 in fines. Red Arrow failed...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court affirms Cortez custody ruling

A Colorado appeals court has affirmed a 2016 ruling in Montezuma District Court that allowed a local mother to keep the parental rights of her son after a contentious two-year custody battle. The...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three sentenced in Montezuma County Court

Three people were sentenced last week in Montezuma County Court in connection with alcohol-related driving and assault offenses. On Tuesday, Judge JenniLynn Lawrence sentenced Omar Brito to 65 days...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez graduates challenged to ‘be radical’

The top two students in the Montezuma-Cortez High School Class of 2017 helped their peers celebrate graduation in style during commencement Thursday at Panther Stadium. Valedictorian Madison...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students dedicate project to Dale Claxton

This month marks 19 years since Cortez Police Officer Dale Claxton was killed in the line of duty, and Cortez Middle School eighth-graders decided to dedicate the school’s first Legacy Project to...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Brewing Co. opening new location

Mancos Brewing Co. opens for business Thursday at its new location, and brewer DeWayne Jackson anticipates being able to make a lot more beer. “We’ll be able to increase our daily production at...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News