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Cortez council hires John Dougherty as new city manager

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted unanimously to approve a contract with John Dougherty of Kingman, Arizona, making him the new city manager. Dougherty was one of five finalists the city...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire kicks up but is still at 40 percent containment

The Burro Fire grew an estimated 50 acres on Tuesday, but remained at 40 percent containment, firefighters said. Most of the growth occurred near the junction between the Bear Creek and Little Bear...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos’ Bauer House plans old-fashioned Fourth of July

The annual Bauer House Fourth of July celebration will return this year to raise money for the Mancos Valley Historical Society. Bobbi Black, who owns the antique house, used the Independence Day...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First Celtic Fair in Parque de Vida draws colorful Cortez crowd

Athletes and performers from all over the Southwest transformed Parque de Vida in Cortez into a miniature Scottish Highland on Saturday. The all-day Cortez Celtic Fair was a follow-up to the Celtic...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car vs. motorcycle crash stops traffic in Mesa Verde National Park

A two-vehicle crash stopped traffic for about 45 minutes in Mesa Verde National Park on Saturday. Mancos Fire and Rescue, a Southwest Health System ambulance and Mesa Verde rangers responded about...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council to approve new city manager on Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will vote on a new city manager contract in a busy meeting on Tuesday. Since former City Manager Shane Hale left the position vacant in May, the council has narrowed down...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Stonefish-Lizard stage to host New Orleans singer on Saturday

Loungin’ Lizard and Stonefish Sushi and More will host the first concert on a new outdoor stage this Saturday, featuring New Orleans R&B singer Heidijo . After several months of construction on the...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission gets update on land use code

On Wednesday, a pair of consultants gave the Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission their first glimpse of an updated land use code. The town has hired planning firm SAFEBuilt Studio to give its...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Competency hearing scheduled for Cortez murder suspect

In a hearing Friday, the defense attorney for Cortez murder suspect Jeremiah Damron announced plans to challenge the findings of two mental health evaluations declaring Damron competent to proceed....

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Third Thursday market starts summer strong

The Cortez Third Thursday Market started on the first day of summer with a late afternoon sun shining on a big crowd and more vendors than ever. This is the third year the Cortez municipal...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Burro Fire support personnel pack up; containment still at 53 percent

The interagency fire management team responding to the Burro Fire started cleaning up the incident command station Wednesday amid reports of improved fire containment. An infrared mapping flight at...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos seeks grant to install car charging station

In its meeting Wednesday, the Mancos town board voted to apply for a grant that would allow the town to install a charging station for electric vehicles at Boyle Park. Town Administrator Heather...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News