2018 a year of environmental decisions in Mancos

From concerns over the removal of trees at a school construction project to concerns over the use of an herbicide at a city park, 2018 in Mancos has been a year of conflict over land management and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Four injured in crash east of Mancos

Four people each suffered multiple fractures Wednesday morning when the Ford Explorer they were in was hit head-on by a box truck that had lost control on ice on U.S. Highway 160, east of Mancos....

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos sets townwide 20 mph speed limit

With the exception of Grand Avenue and Main Street, all roads in Mancos now have a set speed limit of 20 mph. Mancos Town Administrator Heather Alvarez said a standard speed limit on all town-owned...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos announces two finalists to replace Spruell as town marshal

The search for a new Mancos town marshal has been narrowed down to two finalists: Boyd Neagle, a Cortez Police Department patrol officer, and Justen Goodall, a Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy....

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five local football standouts earn all-state recognition

Almost two months after their seasons wrapped up, several local football players are still collecting accolades for their on-field excellence. A pair of M-CHS Panthers, two Mancos Bluejays, and a...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Update: Bond set for felon after 25-mile car chase

Robert J. Marquez, a wanted violent felon thought to sell and abuse drugs, led Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office personnel on a 25-mile car chase reaching speeds of 105 mph on Nov. 29. According to...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crafts abound at Mancos Holiday Maker Day Book Sale

Baby owls and tiny snowmen filled the Mancos Public Library on Saturday during the Holiday Maker Day Book Sale, sponsored by Mancos Friends of the Library. The used-book sale and craft time is...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bluejays finish third in Meeker Cowboy Shootout

Although the Mancos High School boys basketball team did not return from the Meeker Cowboy Shootout with the championship trophy they were seeking, the team had plenty to smile about after locking...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos mapmaker chronicles John Wesley Powell’s epic 1869 journey

In the Southwest, river runners and river rats have the same great, great grandfather. Our patriarch is the one-armed Maj. John Wesley Powell, who launched four wooden boats in May 1869 down the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Weather service warns of dense fog, icy roads

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. Locations include Cortez, Dolores, Dove Creek and Mancos. Visibility is expected to be a quarter-mile or...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

November restaurant reports are in

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos to adopt budget, mill levy on Dec. 12

The Mancos Board of Trustees is scheduled to adopt a 2019 budget and set the mill levy rate at its regular meeting, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. The city anticipates $2.8 million in capital projects in 2019....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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