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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

Vesicular stomatitis declines, but spreads

The vesicular stomatitis outbreak isn't as bad as last year, says the Colorado state veterinarian, but the contagious equine and livestock disease is spread across a wider geographic area than has...

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

Antiquated mining law hamstrings cleanups

DENVER - Outdated hard-rock mining laws enacted in the 1870s tie the hands of the federal government to curb pollution that contaminates water supplies, as was the case with the Gold King Mine...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Football: Mancos loses opener against a strong Norwood team

The Mancos Blue Jays lost their season-opener at Norwood on Friday evening, 48-12. The Blue Jays offense struggled early, going three-and-out on their first three possessions. Defensively, they...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Sports

Blue Jays football opens against 10-1 Norwood

Preseason scrimmages are over for the Mancos Blue Jays football team. While some area schools are set to play an exhibition-type scrimmage during what is deemed "zero-week" for the 2015 season, the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - Sports