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

‘A View to Life’

When a friend asked local resident Brad Reed for advice on ceramic sculpting, an old flame was rekindled and stoked to fire new work.Everything but a certified architect, Reed, 74, spends his time...

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

River festival will offer flood of fun

The Eighth Annual Dolores River Festival takes place Saturday, June 4, in Joe Rowell Park in Dolores.Gates open at 10 a.m. There will be activities and live music all day, and food and beverages....

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

Dance team steps to perfection

Area residents can see an award-winning Cortez dance team as they perform this weekend as part of an annual recital of students from Suzanne’s School of Dance. The show’s theme is “I Got a Feeling”...

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

Take a hike with pack guide

DURANGO — Take a hike.But’s it’s nice to know where you’re going — right?The San Juan Group of the Colorado Mountain Club can help you in that department.Local volunteers with the Colorado Mountain...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Poet Cisneros appreciates time in Cortez

Following is a letter that poet Sandra Cisneros posted on her website May 15 in San Antonio, Texas, after performing at the Cortez Public Library’s Poetry Corner.Dear Readers,I’m just back from a...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Dreams inspire artist

The newest artist to join the Mancos Artisans Co-op is Kevin Hutchins, a painter. He comes from Woodstock, Ga., and lived in Arizona for five years before that. He’s only been in the Mancos area...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

‘Last Time I Saw Paris’

A local author has discovered the ability to transport people more than 5,330 miles and 70 years into the past.With rich detail, smooth prose and an alluring story line, author Lynn Sheene captures...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment