Historical society to visit grainery

The historical society members will be visiting the Kennedy Grain Elevator at 8551 Road 39 South on July 12 at noon. Gary Kennedy will give a talk about the building and its history. The building is the only one left in the county, and efforts to reroof the building started in June.

The talk is free and open to the public. A potluck will follow the event at 1 p.m. at 39036 Highway 160. The historical society was reformed within the past year and has grown to over 70 members, said acting President Linda Simmons.

Every second Saturday, the meetings are dedicated to exploring the history of Mancos.

Three Mancos students graduate from FLC

The following Mancos students graduated from Fort Lewis College during the Spring 2014 ceremony: Reiss Dillon, graduated cum laude with a bachelor's in business administration; Stephen Lesjak graduated with a bachelor's in environmental studies; and Courtney Ott graduated with a bachelor's in English.

Marshals monitoring Montezuma Street

The Mancos Marshal's Office has announced that patrols are monitoring Montezuma Street between Main and Business 160 because of complaints about speeding vehicles. The posted speed limit there is 25 mph.

The town of Mancos is also working on improved signage to warn drivers of potential hazards and the placement of more speed-limit signs where warranted.

The marshal's office asked that motorists obey the posted speed limit anywhere in town, especially because children are out of school and playing outdoors.

Town asks for water conservation

The town public works director asks residents to voluntarily conserve water because additional town residents, visitors, irrigation, and lawns strain the town's limited water supply during summer.

Easy ways to save water include: limit car washes, water lawns and gardens sparingly and in the evening, mulch around plants, xeriscape lawns, fix leaks, turn off the faucet when brushing teeth or washing dishes, put a brick in the toilet tank and flush liquid waste sparingly.

Crow Canyon plans zooarchaeology talk

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will present "Wildlife Conservation and Zooarchaeology," a program by Steve Wolverton, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, as part of the Four Corners Lecture Series.

Wolverton is an archaeologist specializing in paleozoology of North America during the Holocene. He is an associate professor in environmental archaeology and conservation paleozoology in the department of geography at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, and teaches a variety of archaeology, conservation, and geography courses.

His interests span ecology, ethnobiology, environmental archaeology, paleozoology, and conservation biology. His recent research focuses on white-tailed deer and freshwater-mussel biology and the use of data sets from zooarchaeology and paleontology to address modern issues in conservation biology. Admission to Wolverton's lecture is free. The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is at 23390 Road K, Cortez. For more information, call 970-564-4362.

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