Crews, volunteers install 136 smoke alarms in 51 homes

I would like to thank all of the volunteers that supported the American Red Cross, Sound the Alarm smoke alarm installation event. We had a good group of local volunteers as well as Rec Cross...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

New group offers support to those caring for mentally ill

After Donna and Phil Middleton’s son was diagnosed with a mental health disorder four years ago, they were left with feelings of fear, shock, frustration and grief. Those feelings showed Donna...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Kicking up a storm at the Rochester Hotel

For Britany Rodriguez, Cinco de Mayo is great mainly because she gets to perform the tilingo lingo, a Mexican folk dance filled with swirling skirts. Britany, 8, and some two dozen other dancers...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail’s Garden New crab apples remove mess, keep the bloom

Our wet winter has provided us with a glorious spring and of the current show is courtesy of flowering crab apple trees. Blooming from April to June, in the past crab apples have gotten a bad rap...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

Post announcements to and email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Monica Lewinsky calls for culture of bullying online to end

Monica Lewinsky called for a societal shift to eliminate the widespread culture of bullying and humiliation online during a talk Tuesday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College....

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Bandstand Boogie presents classic rock ’n’ roll with attitude

A popular foursome of the 1950s and ’60s, The Diamonds, will come to Cortez on May 8 for a 7 p.m. performance at Montezuma-Cortez High School. Known for the Top 10 hit “Lil Darlin,” which also...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

It’s time to feed your trees

After you’ve fertilized your lawn, the next chore for the season is to fertilize your trees. Ideally, this should be done before they begin to break dormancy in the spring, and as cool as this...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango Botanical Gardens launches app for self-guided tours

Visitors to the Durango Botanical Gardens now may take self-guided garden tours using a phone app. Former Durango Botanical Society Executive Director Cindy Smart built the app to engage tourists...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Thank you for the local support

Four Corner Dancers would like to give a special “Thank you” to the following businesses for helping sponsor our Four Corners Square Dance Fling: Antique Corral, Forget me Not Antiques and More,...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Maria’s Bookshop, once listed for sale, will stay in the family

Evan Schertz, the son of Maria’s Bookshop owners Peter Schertz and Andrea Avantaggio, is joining the family ownership and will soon lead the store after graduating in May from the Colorado School...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Prepare your lawn for a green summer

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass in the summer! As the days begin to warm up, your yard is beginning to wake up and turn green, which means that it’s time for one of the most...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

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