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Phone Number: 970-564-6029

Trash can beautification underway in Mancos

Mancos artists are making trash beautiful. The Mancos Creative District and town of Mancos are organizing a mini-beautification project, in which local artists will paint eight trash cans to be set...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI probes embezzlement at city of Cortez

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is looking into a city of Cortez embezzlement case, and the probe might further hold up three years of delayed financial audits. About three weeks ago, City...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sparks fly in Mancos

Heavy metal is coming to Mancos for the next Grand Summer Night. Metal art demonstrations that is. On Saturday, for the latest rendition of the town’s monthly celebration, local metal artists and...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skies and textured farms come to Olio

Land meets sky in the current exhibit at Olio Food Wine Art. The Mancos restaurant and art gallery is featuring paintings by two local artists: Karen Kristin and Susan Reed. Reed specializes in...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

George Geer Memorial Car Show brings out 80 unusual vehicles

Hot rods, old Mustangs and even some homemade contraptions sprawled on the greens at Centennial Park this Saturday for the annual George Geer Memorial Car Show. The show is hosted by the Blue Star...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Country director joins state tourism committee

Mesa Verde Country’s executive director, Kelly Kirkpatrick, recently was named to a state committee dedicated to promoting rural tourism. The committee, the Destination Development Committee,...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez land use code update enters final phase

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed a near-finalized version of the updated land use code Tuesday night. Commissioners didn’t have many further edits and appeared to be in favor of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva Montessori School raises its flag

Assisted by the Cortez Fire Department, the Children’s Kiva Montessori School officially hung up its flag at noon Aug. 2. School officials said it was a monumental moment for the charter, which has...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck overturns on U.S. 160 east of Cortez

A westbound insulation company truck overturned Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 after being passed by another vehicle. The driver and passenger of the truck were unharmed. “We’re more shaken than...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 upgrades school security

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is rolling out security upgrades for the coming school year. The upgrades come after the district applied for and received two state grants totaling about...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

We All Belong illustrates immigrants’ struggles

Community members gathered at Mancos United Methodist Church Friday night for an immigration forum, musical extravaganza, and media presentation sharing the stories of women living in sanctuary in...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Process over product at Willowtail Springs

It’s all about the process, not the product, at Willowtail Springs. A panel of artists who have taken part in the Willowtail art residency spoke about their experiences at the Mancos Public Library...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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