Mancos

Sponsors help make Celebrate Humanity event a success

Habitat For Humanity of Montezuma County held a wonderfully attended Celebrate Habitat event on Aug. 20 at the Cortez Conference Center. We want to publicly thank those who made the gathering a...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Purgatory looking up

For Purgatory Resort's new owner James Coleman, replacing the notoriously slow-moving Legends Lift 8 is only the first step of his long-term vision that looks to improve the ski mountain. "We want...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bats positive for rabies in Bayfield

Two bats tested positive for rabies at a private residence in Bayfield, prompting health officials to warn of the potential spread of the disease through wild animals. A spokeswoman for the San...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lions Club sponsoring peace poster contest The Mancos Valley Lions Club is sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster contest and sharing Mancos students' vision of peace. The contest is open...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Community Calendar

Email announcements to news@cortezjournal.com and include "Community Calendar" in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Poor-performing gas wells being plugged

Several poor-performing gas wells north of Narraguinnep Reservoir are being plugged. In 2009, the Bill Barrett Corp. installed wildcat wells on private land north of Road X to tap natural gas...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lions Club sponsoring peace poster contest

The Mancos Valley Lions Club is sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster contest and sharing Mancos students' vision of peace. The contest is open to students ages 11 to 13. It starts Nov....

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos fills up water tank as part of $1.1 million project

One of the most visible aspects of the $1.1 million water system improvement project in Mancos is the 34-foot-tall, 430,000-gallon water storage tank, beaming down from the hills above U.S. Highway...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Facilitator for Western Excelsior pollution negotiations debated

After being presented a slew of options on how to address the ongoing Western Excelsior pollution issue, the town board and citizens in attendance of the Aug. 25 meeting expressed hesitance with...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fact Check: Huckabee gets crossed up on Iran inspections

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee claimed the nuclear deal "lets Iran do their own inspections." That's wrong. Under the deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency would have daily...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Firewise: It's time to prepare for wildfires

Although the smoke in the air this summer has mostly been from distant fires, residents of southwest Colorado are urged to prepare their properties for wildfires. Here are a few simple steps that...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Come Back to My Valley: Looking back at C of Mancos residents

The flowers at the entrance to the Methodist Church seem more beautiful each summer than the summer before. This week I'll write about more C's. Jennie Smith (Carpenter) was a friend of Herman...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

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