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New Olio artwork will explore ‘sense of place’

Encaustic paintings created by local artist Carol Mehesy will be featured on the walls of Olio restaurant starting Dec. 8, when a reception will be held for her at the restaurant from 4 to 6 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Mancos school district playground nearing completion

Despite delays, construction on the Mancos School District RE-6A football field was scheduled to begin this month after a Mancos Blue Jays playoff game at home against Merino High School. After the...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Giving Tree seeks gift donations, requests

Local charitable organization Mancos Giving Tree is bringing back its annual charity program for its 21st consecutive year. The program provides gifts, food and utility vouchers to Mancos Valley...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Community

Expedia: Mesa Verde 13th ‘most scenic’ destination in Southwest

Mesa Verde National Park ranked 13th in a recently published list by of the 21 “most scenic” destinations in the Southwest. The list was informed in part by a survey conducted by the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Mancos Valley Chorus is coming to Cortez

As it enters its 21st year, the Mancos Valley Chorus is preparing for its winter concert schedule, which will bring the group through the Montezuma-Cortez High School, Mancos United Methodist...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Site of retired Cortez high school is officially asbestos-free

According to an environmental consulting firm, the site of the retired Cortez high school, where the city will soon begin constructing a community park, is officially free of asbestos. The firm, LT...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Habitat for Humanity celebrates 10th year, new home

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and on Sunday, it dedicated a new home to local family Deidre and Ian Garfield and their two sons. The...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal agents review safety at Dolores schools

At the invitation of Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service visited the Dolores School District RE-4A at the end of...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town marshal resigns, purchases Mesa Verde Motorsports

Jason Spruell has retired from his position as the Mancos town marshal, effective last week. He recently purchased Mesa Verde Motorsports, a business that his grandparents started under the name...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board accepts resignation of Principal Adam Priestley

During a regular meeting Monday night, the Mancos school board accepted the resignation of secondary Principal Adam Priestley. Priestley told The Journal in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid ‘exceptional drought,’ Mancos seeks to protect its watershed

Drought hit Southwest Colorado hard in 2018. Since mid-April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has classified all of Montezuma County as experiencing “exceptional drought,” its most severe...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pagosa Springs author chronicles life of renowned Southern Ute artist

In her self-published book from 2017, Pagosa Springs author Judith Stone chronicles the life and spiritual journey of Southern Ute elder and artist Russell Box Sr., whose work is featured in the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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