Lens to the West

In the opening scene, Old West music plays as a massive waterfall pours down a rock cliff into the winding river below. The next shot is of the most significant feature in the world’s first...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

In league with art

More than a dozen artists from Montezuma County will participate in the Southwest Artists League art show at the Cortez Cultural Center in July. Anna Bousquet, president of the league and...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Storyteller, puppeteer will perform

Storyteller and puppeteer Don Kirk will enthrall audiences of all ages in “Stories and Puppets to Grow By” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in the Main Gallery of the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N....

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Sky’s the limit

Cortez artist Karen Kristin dipped her brush in an orange-flame-colored paint and furiously began applying it to her canvas. This time, however, Kristin wasn’t painting her realistic skies that...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Libraries offer more services with computers

Our library, along with other local libraries and libraries throughout the state, is receiving grant money from the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program to improve computer service to patrons....

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Mancos will host Grand Summer Nights activities

The first of three Grand Summer Nights will kick off Friday, June 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Grand Avenue in Mancos.To start off, the Goodnight Trail Gallery will have a “Summer Wildlife Show” from 5...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Museum shows RR exhibit

A new exhibit at the Galloping Goose Historical Society Museum details the short history of the Rio Grande Southern and the man behind the railroad that defied all odds.Otto Mears built the first...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Photographer Grist plans open house at Aspen Guard Station

Cortez artist Barbara Grist will hold a public open house at the Aspen Guard Station from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 17.Participants are invited to come with materials to create art, photography,...

DATE: June 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

ACTion theater

Kids who visit the Cortez Public Library on June 22 will magically be transported to Paris, France; Cairo, Egypt; Antarctica, and to Fruita’s Dinosaur Museum courtesy of the Telluride Repertory...

DATE: June 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

New Cultural Center director details events this summer

In settling into my new role as Director of the Cortez Cultural Center over the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to meet people from near and far. I’ve had the chance to ask people what they...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Landscapes capture photographer’s eye Spurlock chases ‘edge of light’

Soaring high over the Southwest, local airline pilot Tad Spurlock decided to take a closer look at the landscape below by hiking and camping in the remote mountains and deserts of the...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Bridge summer reading gap at Cortez library

The Cortez Public Library’s Summer Reading Activities are lots of fun for kids while it helps bridge the summer reading gap!According to scholastic.com, “a break from books can mean big losses for...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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