Montezuma County

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County briefs

Fairground adjusts alcohol, marijuana policy The Montezuma County commission adjusted its fairgrounds policy to address marijuana and alcohol. Any sale, use or marketing of alcohol, marijuana or...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez fire recruits will start training next month

The Montezuma County Fire Chief’s Association has announced the inaugural Montezuma County Memorial Fire Recruit Class, named in honor of Patrick Fischer, former assistant fire chief of the Dolores...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma County seeks balance of federal and public lands

When federal land agencies buy private land, they should offer the same amount of public lands back to the private sector, says the Montezuma County commission. Noting that the county is 26 percent...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Alpacka Rafts company moves to downtown Mancos

Mancos-based Alpacka Rafts has moved to a new downtown location, but that’s not the only big change the company is planning for the near future, co-owners Thor and Sheri Tingey said Friday.The...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Solar Barn Raising is a community effort in Montezuma County

A local nonprofit is offering sweat equity to install solar panels on homes. The volunteer organization Solar Barn Raising aims to make solar installations more affordable, group organizer John...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez fire district’s risk rating improves

An insurance rating for the Cortez Fire Protection District has improved, and homeowners might see more affordable insurance rates as a result. The fire district’s public protection classification...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Manaugh works to redesign school culture in Cortez

Manaugh Elementary School is planning some radical things over the next few years to keep the school moving on the right track, Principal Donetta Jones told school board members at their meeting...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Sheriff Blotter

Tuesday, March 14 8:59 p.m. : Two male juveniles were issued summonses for underage consumption of marijuana and criminal mischief after a man reported that one of them had broken into the bedroom...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Willowtail Springs gives artists solitude, inspiration in Mancos

When Peggy and Lee Cloy started an artist residency program at Willowtail Springs four years ago, they couldn’t get much traction or interest in the program. Now, artists line up at their door to...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mancos Destination Imagination project benefits charity

The Mancos Middle School Destination Imagination team is headed to state finals in Denver next month. Teams of up to seven students solve a critical-thinking challenge before judges as part of...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mancos Days festival will honor service members

Mancos residents will salute military service members with this year’s Mancos Days festival, which features the theme “Honoring Those Who Serve.” The Mancos Colorado Days Association has taken over...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez fire destroys automotive-granite business

A fire destroyed a granite counter and automotive business south of Cortez on Saturday morning, Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said. The fire started about 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Top Notch Marble...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news