Mancos Running for Colorado Arts Designations

May 25, 2016
Mancos Creative District

The town of Mancos may see an influx of grant money and state support for the arts if selected for two artistic development initiatives.

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Construction of the new Montezuma County combined courthouse may begin nearly on schedule, despite cost concerns.



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  • Would Montezuma County voters consider passing a sales tax if it were allocated to a single purpose such as broadband?

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A bill to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell full-strength beer and wine might have little effect in rural areas. The bill, which has not been signed by Governor John Hickenlooper, would allow grocery stores statewide to phase in beer and wine sales over a 20-year period. Groceries in small towns that have two or more existing liquor stores within 3,000 feet of their front entrances could only obtain a liquor license if they buy out those stores.

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  • Commissioners hesitant to place tax burden on local workers
  • Want to allocate potential tax revenue for specific purpose

  • The economic recovery has been good to Colorado, but not New Mexico.
  • The percentage of Montezuma County children living in poverty is down, but remains high among Colorado counties.

The Challenges Facing Recycling Efforts

Feb 24, 2016
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The Four Corners Recycling Initiative works to promote sustainable living through waste diversion and recycling, education, and outreach. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Casey Simpson from the Four Corners Recycling Initiative about some of the economic and practical challenges of recycling programs, and their impact on our communities and the environment.

In this episode, hosts Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly continue their discussion of the proposed recreational trail that would link Cortez, Mancos, and Mesa Verde National Park, and how the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission is weighing in on the proposal.

Montezuma Community Economic Development Association

In this episode of Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Chelsea Jones, the new Economic Development Specialist with the Montezuma Community Economic Development Association, about strategies for growing and recruiting business in southwest Colorado, and the opportunities and challenges of economic development here.

  • Montezuma County voters may be asked to decide on a county sales tax in the near future.
  • Montezuma County attorney John Baxter and commission watchdog M.B. McAfee have heated exchange over notices of public hearings.