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  • Various advocacy groups release studies and information for and against national monument designation for the Bears Ears
  • Inter-tribal coalition and San Juan County Commission at odds over monument designation 

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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

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The on-again, off-again boating spill from McPhee Dam this year may be on again. The Dolores Water Conservancy District website says that thanks to recent and anticipated heavy precipitation and low irrigation demand, the Dolores River is back on track for a short, small spill, the first in five years. As of Monday, the reservoir was just 12 feet short of being full. The website says if a boating release occurs, it will likely cover the Memorial Day weekend and last five to 10 days at 1,000 or more cubic feet per second.

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  •  BLM official calls trail "a wonderful thing"

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  • Montezuma County commissioners defend their support of the transfer of federal public lands to states. 

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The Montezuma Mosquito Control District has found a new home after being evicted by the county commissioners from the county’s road yard, where it had been headquartered – rent-free – for more than four decades under a handshake agreement.

Spruell Sworn in as Mancos Marshal

May 12, 2016
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The Mancos Town Board swore in Jason Spruell as the new Mancos Town Marshal on Wednesday evening. Spruell had previously been in the position of acting marshal after the removal of Marshal John Cox last year.

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The Cortez City Council said Tuesday it wants more information before considering a proposal to allow marijuana grow operations in the city’s industrial park. Cortez business owner Mark Rodgers said he manages three buildings in the park with a total of about 20,000 square feet that could be utilized for such a venture.

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Concerned residents express discontent with a junkyard near Indian Camp Ranch and Crow Canyon Archeological Center, sparking disagreement about aesthetics and zoning.