Rec Center tax passes, Wheelus elected mayor of Dolores

In Tuesday’s municipal elections, Cortez voters approved a measure to extend and reduce the sales tax that funds the Cortez Recreation Center, and voted in board members for local towns, including...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voter turnout ‘excellent’ in Cortez, Dolores and Mancos

Voter turnout for municipal elections in the Cortez, Dolores and Mancos municipal elections was “excellent,” Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell said on Tuesday. All three...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

FireWise plans fundraiser as fire season heats up, budget shrinks

FireWise of Southwest Colorado has announced a fundraising effort to fill a gap in its budget after losing county funding. The loss in funding comes amid a dry season in which the snowpack in the...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos native to run 12th consecutive Boston Marathon

Mancos native Rosy Spraker will run her 12th Boston Marathon on April 16 in honor of her mother and to raise awareness for 261 Fearless Inc. Spraker met the founder of 261 Fearless Inc., Kathrine...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Mancos man who killed two in crash sentenced to prison

A Mancos man was sentenced to two years in prison for a deadly high-speed crash into an SUV carrying a family of four last July that left a father and son dead, and a mother and younger son in...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three restaurants compete in search for best green chile

Move over, New Mexico. Southwest Colorado has green chile fever. Three local restaurants are on the leader board in a USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice contest to name the best chile verde in...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos trustees approve water tank and internet project

The Mancos Board of Trustees has approved a project that could produce high-speed internet and improve the water treatment plant. On Wednesday, the board approved a $27,962 contract with SGM Inc....

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in Mancos school threat admits offense, pleads guilty

Danielle Romero-Keller, a former substitute employee at Mancos Schools, pleaded guilty Thursday to making a threat against students and staff on Feb. 23. On the morning of Feb. 23, the Mancos...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism trends upward in Montezuma County tourism

Tourism is trending upward in Montezuma County, according to revenues from a lodgers tax and Mesa Verde National Park. The revenues from the county lodgers tax revenues increased by almost 10...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos planning and zoning commission prepares for fresh start

As part of its reorganization of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the town of Mancos is accepting applications for new commissioners. On March 14, the Town Board voted to reduce the size of the...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District shakes up leadership

The Mancos Creative District plans to change its leadership this spring by hiring a single director to replace its two current co-directors. Sarah Syverson and Carol Mehesy have shared leadership ...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power duo returning to Mancos for spring tour

Arizona musicians Johnny Zapp and Bernie Lezotte will return to Mancos on April 21 as a stop on their spring tour. The “power duo” will perform at The Mancos Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. with no cover...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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