Mary Shinn

Position: The Mancos Times

Growth at what cost?

Developers looking to build a Family Dollar in Mancos were met with protest signs at Wednesday's town board meeting. The town's moratorium on stores greater than 5,000 square feet expires in...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Family Dollar finds opposition in Mancos

Representatives for Family Dollar on Wednesday announced to a full house that the corporation was looking at opening a store in Mancos. The town’s moratorium on big box stores expires in mid-March,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family Dollar's plan to open Mancos store meets opposition

Representatives for Family Dollar on Wednesday announced to a full house that the corporation was looking at opening a store in Mancos. The town's moratorium on big box stores expires in mid-March,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Getting down to earth

Mancos third-graders spooned worms into a composter Monday as part of the Montezuma School to Farm Project. Drought conservation is the new focus of the School to Farm Project, after receiving a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Creating chairs that rock

You won't find your grandmother's rocking chair among the sculpted bronze, bamboo and zebra wood chairs in Kevin DesPlanques' collection. But you will find a comfortable seat. "I get the ergonomics...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mancos District school board approves deficit spending

The Mancos District Re-6 School Board approved a budget with $133,000 of deficit spending Monday after the state cut the district's funding by $150 per student. The cuts came in mid-December when...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Reservoir might get more water for Mancos

The Mancos Water Conservancy is working on expanding Jackson Gulch Reservoir to hold an additional 80 acre-feet of water. "There's always the need for additional irrigation in the valley," said...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mancos craftsman produces handmade wood bows, arrows

For longtime hunter Garrick Roberts, a bow and arrow posed a much greater challenge than hunting with any firearm. With a gun if you can see an animal, you can kill it. With a bow and arrow, you...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Medical marijuana takes root in Mancos

A giant carved marijuana leaf decorates the polished lobby of Mancos' 2-month-old medical marijuana shop where an owner said business is blossoming. "Every week we do see new faces, so it's...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Marijuana business takes root in Mancos

A giant carved marijuana leaf decorates the polished lobby of Mancos' two-month-old medical marijuana shop where an owner said business is blossoming. "Every week we do see new faces, so it's...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Teenage runner takes 2nd place in Hawaii

Simon Kearns took second in the half-marathon in his age group at the Xterra Trail Run Championship in Hawaii over Thanksgiving weekend. Kearns, 13, got hooked on running last fall after he won...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Education

Mancos town officials present photographic case against blight

A bit of blight can make a big impression. At the town meeting Wednesday night, city officials presented pictures of junk cars, scrap metal and old tires in yards - blight that they say depresses...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

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