The rhyme and reason behind cowboy poems

For the last eight years, Mancos resident and former Fort Lewis College education professor Lindy Simmons has produced an original two-hour Thursday night variety show involving day performers from...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Faces in the Crowd: The Outfitter

Do you have a Faces in the Crowd to submit to the Dolores Star? Please send it to Be sure to include “Faces in the Crowd” in the email’s subject line, a short description of...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Around town in October 2011

Here are a few things that happened four years ago during October 2011. The safety engineer from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Mike McVaugh, was at the town board meeting last...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Americans United for Life presents fuzzy picture

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sparred with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards during a high-profile hearing on Sept. 29. One...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Columnists

Balloon Fest nets nearly $6,000 for nonprofits

Two nonprofits will be splitting the nearly $6,000 in proceeds brought in from this year’s Mancos Valley Balloon Fest & Street Fair. This year’s beneficiaries are Medicine Horse Center and...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town of Mancos to introduce 2016 budget next week

The town of Mancos is putting the finishing touches on the 2016 budget before it comes to the town board of trustees for introduction next week. According to the tentative budget presented at an...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

An legacy of debt

WASHINGTON – A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre’s ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he’s still paying the price of admission. After a decade of repayments, Aguirre still...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education


There is no scheduled story time.But occasionally, while stretching before practice or riding the bus to an away game, the Mancos football team gets to take in tales shared by its co-head coaches,...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos gets 2nd bye-week

The Mancos Blue Jays are getting a second bye-week this Friday, and they don’t have a say in the matter. “Actually, we don’t want a week off,” co-head coach Bill Parsons said at practice on Monday....

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Are our headwaters at risk of a mine leak?

The headwaters of the Dolores River share space with century-old mines similar to the Gold King mine that spilled 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River this August.But the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local vets’ photos needed for Vietnam Wall

Efforts are underway to secure a photo of every name inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., including three men from Montezuma County.You might be able to help.To...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community calendar

Email announcements to 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: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

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