Art meets COVID prevention at Alpacka Raft

Alpacka Raft is joining in the fight against coronavirus — crafting style. The Mancos-based packraft company has been crafting its own variety of masks, brightly patterned and featuring air pockets...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Mancos Melt rescheduled for this weekend

After being canceled this past March because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mancos Melt has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 11. While the event may not be the traditional rite of springtime...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Farmers Market in full bloom

Summer is in full swing, and local farmers markets have sprung up throughout the Four Corners area. Mancos’ Thursday afternoon market is three weeks in, stationed in a small park across Grand...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County awarded $2.2 million from CARES Act

Over $2 million of CARES Act funding has been awarded to Montezuma County, to be dispersed to county and local municipalities for COVID-19 expenses. The county was awarded $2,246,164 in funding...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire agencies increase response to small fire north of Pagosa

While fire crews work to contain three wildfires in Southwest Colorado, one small fire, north of Pagosa Springs, has grown more complex. The Sand Creek Fire, in a remote area on the Pagosa Ranger...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds honor Mancos veteran and musician

About 200 people turned up to Boyle Park Saturday to celebrate the life of a local Navy veteran who touched the lives of many Mancos residents. Abe Saunders died at home on June 9 at age 86,...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth programs in Mancos

In conjunction with local artists, residents, and organizations, the Mancos Creative District is offering youth programming this summer that aims to spur creativity and promote a love of the...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Type 2 team sets up at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

The Rocky Mountain Blue Type 2 team taking over management of the East Canyon Fire is setting up headquarters at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. During an operations briefing Tuesday, local and...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire southeast of Mancos grows to 2,700 acres

With no chance for precipitation in Southwest Colorado in sight, firefighters working to contain the East Canyon Fire west of Durango are bracing for what could be a long battle. Pam Wilson, a...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many evacuees prepared for approaching East Canyon Fire

Robert Daulton, who lives in East Canyon, said he had plenty of time to evacuate. “All is good, we’re camping out in the forest,” he told The Journal in a telephone interview Tuesday. He had gone...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango near wildfire

U.S. Highway 160 reopened to traffic around 7:15 p.m. Monday after a 9-mile stretch from Mancos to Cherry Creek (La Plata County Road 105) was temporarily closed because of poor visibility caused...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art vending machines heading to Mancos

Fritos bags and Coca-Cola bottles are normal vending machine sights, ready to be dispensed at the touch of a button. But artwork? Two art vending machines are headed to Mancos, to be stationed by...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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