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Historical '40s Bunch to lead Cortez Parade of Lights

This year’s Parade of Lights in Cortez will feature some special guests at the head of the procession.The ’40s Bunch, the group that helped to reorganize the Montezuma County Historical Society in...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

27th annual Parade of Lights hits Cortez Saturday

The Four Corners Board of Realtors is gearing up for the 27th annual Parade of Lights on Main Street, Cortez. Skies should be clear Saturday night in Cortez, according to the National Weather...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Allen will direct Four Corners Band again

The Four Corners Community Band has a new director – the man who started it 18 years ago.Mark Allen founded the band in 1999 but left in 2003 for a teaching job in Newcomb, New Mexico. He now lives...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

CSU agents lead budget workshop for farmers in Cortez

After a storm kept them away from a January conference, two agricultural economists finally got a chance to address Cortez farmers in person. Norm Dalsted and Jenny Beiermann, both professors and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Display of Mesa Verde watercolors opens at St. Barnabas in Cortez

A Mancos artist opened a new exhibit of paintings inspired by Mesa Verde at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Friday. Jan Wright completed the national park’s artist-in-residence program in 2012,...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Liv Story crowned Cortez Idol after final round

After eight weeks of competition, a 2017 Cortez Idol winner was finally crowned Saturday night. The top three finalists in the singing competition, Justin Adams, Michele Buffington-Coyote and Liv...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunflower Theatre’s Ideas and Lecture Series goes to space

Asteroids, fireballs and airport delays were the topics of conversation at the Sunflower Theatre on Thursday. As part of the theatre’s Ideas and Lecture Series, local space expert Ray Williamson...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Geer Park Trail Series of races starts soon

For the second year in a row, fitness enthusiasts will line up at the Geer Memorial Park trail head on March 11 for the first of three foot races. The Geer Park Trail Series was first organized...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Historical Society finds a new location in Cortez

During their first meeting in the new City Hall, the Cortez Historic Preservation Board announced that another local historical society also has a new home. Dale Davidson and Patricia Lacey told...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017 Four States Ag Expo seeks to educate and entertain

The Four States Agriculture Exposition has a long history in Montezuma County, but this year it will look to the future.For decades, the annual three-day event has drawn thousands of agricultural...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos ‘scaling up’ workshop promotes wholesale marketing

In a workshop by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union on Saturday, small farmers learned about how to sell their product to bigger markets. About 30 people attended the event at Mount Lookout Grange in...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Growing Partners plans community leadership course for Southwest

This planting season, Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado will host a free class for locals who want a say in what goes into their food. The organization, which is formed from several agencies...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture