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Mancos Melt returns, summer style

The 11th annual Mancos Melt took over town Saturday — about four months later than usual. The event usually takes place around March as a way to usher in spring and burn away the winter blues with...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos allowing to-go alcohol at GMC lot

To help support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the town of Mancos is temporarily loosening its open-container laws, although there will be some restrictions. As of July 10,...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire burning in Bear Creek area northeast of Dolores

A small fire is burning between Dolores and Rico, just south of Colorado Highway 145 on San Juan National Forest property. Dubbed the Bear Creek 2 Fire, the blaze was first reported about 8 a.m....

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh students help plan new play area

A revamped play area is in the works at Manaugh Elementary School, thanks to a Great Outdoors Colorado grant the school received in March. Manaugh was awarded a $110,000 School Yard Initiative...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Cortez finance director faces embezzlement charge

Felony charges have been filed against the former Cortez finance director in the city’s embezzlement case. Katheryn Moss, 70, faces one charge of theft and one charge of embezzlement of public...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Art meets COVID prevention at Alpacka Raft

Alpacka Raft is joining in the fight against coronavirus — crafting style. The Mancos-based packraft company has been crafting its own variety of masks, brightly patterned and featuring air pockets...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school committee evaluates three sites for new school

Although no final decision has been made, a Dolores schools committee prefers building a campus just south of Joe Rowell Park. The Dolores school board approved building a new school in March, but...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Farmers Market in full bloom

Summer is in full swing, and local farmers markets have sprung up throughout the Four Corners area. Mancos’ Thursday afternoon market is three weeks in, stationed in a small park across Grand...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board OKs $34 million budget

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 board of education approved a $34 million budget Tuesday night at its regular June meeting. The budget adjusted the one proposed a few weeks ago, after the...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historical inventory recalls Cortez’s past

The city of Cortez’s sixth inventory of historic properties identified more than a dozen buildings of historical importance — including the Cortez Post Office and three homes relocated from the old...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community policing, Montezuma Mounted Patrol style

Establishing trust between the community and law enforcement starts at a young age — and can be much easier if a horse is involved. Tuesday morning, Det. Yvonne McClellan with the Montezuma County...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Primary day underway in Montezuma County

It’s primary day in Colorado, and ballots continue to trickle in for Montezuma County. Three heated races are on the ballot for this primary: U.S. Congressional District 3, U.S. Senate and two...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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