‘Exceptional’ drought now plagues parts of Western Slope

Colorado’s drought conditions have worsened this week. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 90 percent of the state is in a severe drought, and more than half is considered in extreme...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Professional opera will debut in historic Mancos setting

Live performances are slowly reemerging as a possibility, particularly outside crowded cities. And in Mancos, Opera Lafayette, a professional opera company based in Washington, D.C., will debut its...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region 9 welcomes new board members

Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado (Region 9) has announced several new board members approved at their April and July board meetings. New board members include Queenie...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos woman pleads guilty to murder of common-law husband

Debra Gaylyn Riddle on Monday pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of her common-law husband, David J. Mooney, at their residence west of Mancos July 3, 2019. The plea agreement includes a...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds line up for TV casting call in Mancos

More than 200 people showed up at a casting call for the pilot of a new television series on Tuesday. Local novelist Chuck Greaves and well-known television and film director Félix Enríquez Alcalá...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Casting call: Pilot for TV series is set for Montezuma County

A local novelist and a well-known film and television director have teamed up to produce a television series based in the Southwest and filmed in Montezuma County. Chuck Greaves, a mystery novel...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plan for tower in Mancos State Park faces backlash from residents

A new 40-foot tower on Jackson Gulch dam at Mancos State Park aims to transmit data from the reservoir to the Mancos Water Conservancy District in real time to reduce water loss. But some residents...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos water restrictions approved

It’s been a dry year, and extra water restrictions are now in place for the town of Mancos. The restrictions were announced July 13, and on Wednesday night, the Town Board voted to keep them in...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s all in the colors, says Mancos artist

June McCartney remembers being inspired by color as a child during an art class at the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. “I’ll never forget it, I remember the light coming in the room, and I...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos hosts town cleanup in mid-August

The town of Mancos is hosting a three-day cleanup in mid-August. The event is Aug. 13-15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local residents are invited to gather up their old household items, scrap metal and...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Marshal Blotter

Monday, July 6 2:27 p.m. Mancos Deputy Jared Farnsworth made a traffic stop in the 38000 block of U.S. Highway 160. The driver was issued a warning for traffic violations, but the female passenger...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: For the record

Sen. Bennet hears Sabido’s story of sanctuary in Mancos

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met with Rosa Sabido, a Cortez resident from Mexico who has been living in sanctuary at the Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017. “I told him my story,...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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