The shocking adventures of ‘Black George’ Simmons

He’s faced black leopards in Liberia, sang at Carnival in Brazil, searched for uranium in Cataract Canyon in Utah, and played piano in a bordello in New Orleans. The most shocking adventure in...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Historical RR item returns to Rico

It is 7 a.m. on the 27th of June. The sun is warm, the sky is blue and it is mountaintop quiet, even if it is Monday morning. Our work force surely must be struggling to get out of the house and...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Cemeteries keep SW Colo. legacy from Civil War

This year the United States is observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865). The Montezuma County Historical Society has printed three volumes of our “Great Sage Plain to...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

The engines that could

Thirty years of stock car racing, equipped with 30 years of automotive engine building and repair experience, and what do you get? Life.Tony Hill, 44, moved to Cortez when he was 10 and began...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Diabetic patients in the know can stay healthier

If you’ve been recently diagnosed with diabetes — or even if you’ve been dealing with the disease for years — keeping up on the latest information about the management and treatment of this chronic...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

60th anniversary

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Banks-Neely marriage

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Do you mind?

Sitting before a judge, Jerry Lopez nervously fumbles with a hand-held camcorder. He presses buttons but is unable to get the tape to play.Recorded on the tape is a verbal altercation during which...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Fort Lewis reunion will recall past

OLD FORT LEWIS — In La Plata County, settlers and farmers took up homesteads near historic Fort Lewis. Four generations later, some of those pioneer families remain, and they have a warm and...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Rico welcomes historical Quine family

One of Rico’s best known high energy achievers is back in town. Mike Curran, president of Rico Historical Society, was up on the second floor of the museum the very next day with right-hand man...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Jonathan Thomas Daniels

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living

Mizak-Blackmer engagement

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Living