Mancos School District Re-6 has been approved for a $19.8 million grant from the state’s Building Excellent Schools Today, or BEST, program. School-board member Monty Guiles gave the news to the Montezuma County commissioners on Monday. The grant – which is for a major renovation of the K-through-12 campus – is contingent on the passage of a local bond issue to raise matching funds of close to $5 million. The question is expected to go to voters this fall.

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The fire that started yesterday afternoon at the Western Excelsior Plant in Mancos, Colorado is under control, according to Mancos Fire Chief Tony Aspromonte.  As of Tuesday morning, there is still light smoke and a few hot spots from burning excelsior and coconut husks.

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Organizers of a “Rhythm and Soul Festival” proposed near Mancos in late September have pulled their application for a high-impact permit.

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Five citizens concerned about a “Rhythm and Soul Festival” planned near Mancos in late September came to the Montezuma County Commission meeting on Monday to ask that the public hearing on the permit application be postponed so they could marshal opposition.

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Mancos Town Administrator Andrea Phillips has resigned as of April 17th.