Jonathan Nez to be sworn in as Navajo Nation president

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. – Jonathan Nez will be sworn in Tuesday as the next president on the country’s largest Native American reservation. He and Vice President-elect Myron Lizer will take the oath...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charter reauthorization, SAFER grant set for school board meeting

The Board of Education for the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 will meet tonight for their first regular meeting of 2019. Directors will consider reauthorizing a charter for Battle Rock...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Text 911 now available in Montezuma, Dolores counties

The Cortez Communication Center has upgraded its system to accept 911 texts for reporting emergencies in Montezuma and Dolores counties. It is always better to call 911 if you can, says Lori...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez art committee assembling registry of artists

On the first day of its release, 29 artists in Cortez responded to an artist registry survey from the Cortez Public Art Advisory Committee, leaving Sonja Horoshko surprised. “The responses so far...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Move over cowboys: Author tells history of sheepmen in Colorado

There are hundreds of books on cowboys in the American West, but Durango historian Andrew Gulliford said it’s been 70 years since anyone wrote about sheep. That is, until Gulliford recently...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

First-year Fort Lewis College students to ski Purgatory, Hesperus free

Ardent skiers have another reason to attend Fort Lewis College: free passes to Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area for full-time, first-year students. “We’re so grateful for this partnership...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory in effect for Tuesday storm

A winter weather advisory has been issued ahead of a storm expected to arrive Tuesday night in Southwest Colorado. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction said the advisory will kick into...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lunar eclipse will be visible in Cortez on Sunday

On Sunday, Jan. 20, Southwest Colorado will see a total lunar eclipse, weather permitting. The partial eclipse will wax at 8:33 p.m., then become a total eclipse at 9:41 p.m., weather watcher James...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pottery, photography, painting on tap at Painted Turtle

For artistic folks around town, the Painted Turtle Studio and Gallery at 100 W. Grand Ave. has multiple classes and events coming up. Stephanie Guttenplan will teach a basic digital photography...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outlier Cellars hosts photographer, ‘soulgrass’ band

Outlier Cellars at 141 S. Main St. has some artistic showcases on the horizon. Saturday afternoon, the cider bar will host a reception for local nature photographer Michael Remke, from 4-6 p.m....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde admission free day is uncertain

On five select days throughout the year, Mesa Verde National Park joins the other National Park Service sites across the country in waiving entrance fee admission, allowing visitors to enjoy the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Brewing Co. hosts guitarist Matt Rupnow

This weekend, local musicians will take the stage at the Mancos Brewing Co., 484 E. Frontage Road. Friday night, Durango-based acoustic guitarist Matt Rupnow is performing the brewery from 6-9 p.m....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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