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Couple undertakes restoration of historic Mancos Opera House

A Mancos couple has begun the daunting task of restoring one of the town’s oldest buildings. The Mancos Opera House, at 136 W. Grand Ave., was built in 1910 and originally housed a grocery, a drug...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez volunteers prepare for annual Christmas dinner

A group of local volunteers is preparing for the annual Cortez Christmas dinner. The event has been a Cortez tradition for more than 25 years, and organizer Mitchell Toms said it usually draws...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County activists protest shrinking of monuments

Members of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and other activist groups gathered at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on Saturday to protest the shrinking of another monument. The rally at...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City plans for vote on Cortez Rec Center sales tax

The Cortez Recreation Center hosted an open house on Tuesday to discuss an upcoming ballot issue that could affect its revenue. Cortez plans to put a question on the April 3 ballot asking residents...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Nonprofit hopes to plant community garden in Cortez

The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to express its support for a nonprofit that wants to build a community grow space in town. Needful Provision, Inc., a nonprofit based in Dolores, is applying...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Boutique Air moves toward two-engine planes in Cortez

One year after introducing a line of one-engine aircraft to the Cortez Municipal Airport, Boutique Air has increased its use of two-engine airplanes. When Boutique first started flying out of the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County weed program applies for disaster assistance

Montezuma County is applying for a disaster relief grant to manage noxious weeds that have grown on the site of a 5-year-old wildfire. Bonnie Loving, head of the county weed program, is applying...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos prepares for an ‘old-fashioned Christmas’

Mancos will celebrate this Christmas with two weeks of events in the Creative District, starting Dec. 1. The festivities will begin with the Rudolph Run race and end with a baking workshop at Zuma...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Recreation Center’s community garden set to expand

The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center could be much bigger by spring. At the parks, recreation and forestry advisory council meeting last week, the leaders of a group of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadline for Montezuma County health survey is extended

A survey sponsored by the Montezuma County Health Department will continue through Nov. 30, director Bobbi Lock said. The survey, which is available online and in paper form at county and city...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez unveils new recycling rules

Several months after announcing planned changes to the city’s recycling program, Cortez has put out a list of new regulations. Recycling coordinator Colby Earley told the Cortez City Countil during...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death of cyclist in Dolores under investigation

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Mancos cyclist who apparently crashed his mountain bike in Dolores on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel were called to the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News