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Mancos State Park preparing for summer of boating, fishing

Though Southwest Colorado saw the return of colder weather recently, Mancos State Park is ready for the summer season, Park Manager Scott Elder said. “It’s coming quickly,” Elder said. “It’s...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Montezuma Land Conservancy developing 80-acre farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy has acquired an 80-acre farm northwest of Cortez that it hopes will become a community resource. “We’re learning tons about the land and how to take care of it,” Jay...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Mancos Elementary Principal Cathy Epps honored as school garden champion

Mancos Elementary Principal Cathy Epps got a surprise on Saturday when she was honored as a Mancos School Garden Champion. Teachers, students and Montezuma School to Farm Project staff members...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos town administrator Andrea Phillips resigns

Mancos Town Administrator Andrea Phillips has resigned after four years in the position. Phillips turned in her resignation letter Monday, Mayor Queenie Barz said Friday. Phillips’ contract as...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos crosswalk construction starts on U.S. 160

Mancos officials broke ground Monday on a pedestrian crossing project that has been in the works for more than a year. A crosswalk at the intersection of Beech Street and U.S. Highway 160 will help...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County ranks as 44th healthiest in Colorado

Montezuma County ranks near the bottom compared with other Colorado counties in health outcomes and factors, but it is toward the top in the quality of its physical environment, according to a...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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WildEdge Brewing Collective opens in downtown Cortez

After more than a year of planning, Tucker Robinson has opened WildEdge Brewing Collective at 111 N. Market St. in Cortez. “We’re absolutely thrilled,” Robinson said Tuesday, the brewery’s opening...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mancos Brewery gets county approval for new location

Montezuma County Commissioners on Monday approved a liquor license permit for the Mancos Brewing Co. The brewery plans to move to 484 E. Frontage Road from its current location at 500 W. Railroad...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez air service will survive Trump budget, manager says

CORTEZ – Though President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget calls for elimination of Essential Air Service – which would hurt Cortez – airport manager Russ Machen said recently that there’s no...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado Community College expands nursing programs

Southwest Colorado Community College announced Wednesday that it will expand its nursing programs and offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing through the University of Colorado. “We’re excited for this...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Alpacka Rafts 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. The company’s upcoming 2017 lineup of packrafts is...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News