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Mill levy ballot language solidified

The Montezuma-Cortez school board unanimously approved ballot language for a mill levy override they hope to pass this November. The property tax increase would go to support teacher raises and...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Benton Yazzie donates painting

Following a workshop and art display earlier this summer, Benton Yazzie has donated one of his paintings to the Mancos Public Library. Yazzie is a Navajo artist who now lives in Cortez. Several of...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Science teacher takes reins at Montezuma-Cortez High School

A longtime Montezuma-Cortez High School science teacher will be taking over as principal this coming fall. Eric Chandler has been selected to fill the role for the 2019-20 school year. He takes...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Days plans a full plate

The 60th annual Mancos Days celebration is on the horizon. The three-day event has a full lineup, with activities ranging from sports tournaments to a pancake breakfast to the traditional parade....

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board continues encroachment permit talks

The Mancos Town Board continued its discussions on encroachment permits and looked over a draft ordinance at its meeting last week. Encroachment permits are issued by the town to allow another...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New park construction underway on north side of Mancos

Mancos will soon have a new park on the north side of town. The park will be in the Creekside subdivision at the northwest corner of Angel Way and North Willow Street. It includes a playground...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos residents invited to meetings on land use code

Mancos residents are invited to share their opinion of the final draft of the town’s land use code update. The town has been updating its code, a set of rules that regulate property development by...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council considers regulations for marijuana businesses

The city of Cortez is considering an ordinance to allow businesses to produce and sell edible marijuana products. The issue arose at a recent City Council work session after Oliver Scott-Tomlin,...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Preventing child abuse in the classroom

Child abuse most often occurs in the home, and 90% of all child abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way, according to the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. That same...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fenceline acquires Guy Drew Vineyards

Fenceline Cider is making moves in the wine business. The cidery in Mancos has purchased all winemaking equipment from Guy Drew Vineyards, whose owner will be joining the Fenceline team as...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A burro festival sprouts in Mancos

Mancos will be taking part in a proud Colorado tradition at its upcoming Grand Summer Nights event – a Burrofest. The July 20 festival will feature a wide range of burro-centric activities,...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Willowtail hosts mother-daughter writers

A mother-daughter writing duo took the spotlight at Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center in Mancos last week. Willowtail is a nonprofit, located along County Road 39, that has...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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