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Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office prepares for tighter budget

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is among several departments bracing for the impact of county budget cuts next year. The 2018 county budget calls for about $13 million in expenditures, but...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District looks back on first full year

Mancos has always been home to a large number of artists, but 2017 was its first full year as a certified Colorado Creative District. Colorado’s first Creative District was certified in 2012. Since...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman creates Four Corners haven for Welsh ponies

Vickie Paxton talks about the ponies on her farm as if they were her children. Each one has an official name on the registry of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America, often long-winded ones...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Posada’ at Mancos church to honor Rosa Sabido, Jeanette Vizguerra

The Mancos United Methodist Church is planning an event to celebrate Christmas and honor immigrant Rosa Sabido’s 200th day in sanctuary. On Saturday, Dec. 23, the church will host a “posada,” a...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board adopts $3.5 million budget

During its Wednesday meeting, the Mancos Town Board adopted a 2018 budget that includes more money going out than coming in. The $3.5 million budget includes decreased spending in several...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board considers regulations for planning and zoning commission

During its Wednesday meeting, the Mancos Town Board discussed whether members of the Planning and Zoning Commission should be paid for meetings they do not attend. Right now commission members...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council honors long-term employees

During its meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council presented the annual anniversary awards for long-term city employees. Staff members received cash awards and jackets with the “city of Cortez”...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council appoints members of public arts advisory board

The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to appoint the seven people who will sit on the new public art advisory committee. Sonja Horoshko, Heidi Brugger, Brandon Shubert, Aaron LeMay, Kirbi Vaughn,...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit hopes to plant community garden in Cortez

The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to express its support for a nonprofit that wants to build a community grow space in town. Needful Provision, Inc., a nonprofit based in Dolores, is applying...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez pets go on parade for 12 Strays of Christmas

Staff at the Cortez Animal Shelter have begun their annual tradition of walking dogs down Main Street for the 12 Strays of Christmas fundraiser. Every year, the shelter asks local businesses and...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez approves $32 million budget for 2018

During a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to approve a $32.28 million budget for 2018. The budget includes a roughly $1 million increase in spending from the 2017 budget,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect arrested after armed robbery at Cortez Walmart

A man was arrested Friday in Cortez on a warrant for allegedly robbing a Walmart cash register at gunpoint the week before. According to incident reports from the Cortez Police Department, the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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