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‘A Christmas Carol’ plays to sold-out crowds at the Sunflower

Lydia Burke and Michael Witten from The Hampstead Stage Company , in Barnstead, New Hampshire, performed to a packed crowd at the Sunflower Theatre on Saturday afternoon. They performed a classic...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artisans of Mancos welcome three new members

The Artisans of Mancos will welcome three new members at an event on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. The organization holds a welcoming reception to introduce new members of the co-op to the...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Co-founder of Zuma Natural Foods publishes first book

One of the original founders of Zuma Natural Foods has published her first book, “The Health Revolution: Give Yourself the Healthcare You Deserve.” Jade Wimberley is a naturopathic doctor,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores holds annual Christmas Bazaar

This was Ruby Gonzales’ 26th year organizing the annual Dolores Christmas Bazaar, an annual arts and crafts show that draws participants from as far away as Monticello and Telluride. The proceeds...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It is about participation, not perfection’

The Cortez community will come together for the annual Messiah Sing-in on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at Cortez Methodist Church. The program aims to make this famous choral work accessible to everyone...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photographer Eric Mindling to show documentary at Sunflower

“Living Threads: A Portrait of Cultural Diversity, Roots and Belonging Told through Cloth,” will premiere at the Sunflower Theatre on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Chorus returns for another season

The Mancos Valley Chorus’ December season kicks off soon. It has been practicing since early September. Performances are free to attend. The chorus has 32 members led by director Kriss Larsen and...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local McDonald’s rewards students for reading

The Cortez McDonald’s has made a commitment to rewarding local students for academic achievements. “Last year, McDonald’s supported education in our area with a program called ‘Readers are...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School Board names new officers

In a meeting Tuesday night, the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board appointed new officers, briefly discussed the budget and held a meet-and-greet session with the audience. Sherri Wright was...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School Board swears in two new directors

Two new members were sworn on the Dolores School Board on Monday night. Casey McClellan and Kay Phelps both won their new seats on the board in the Nov. 7 election. “It feels great. I am happy to...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional nonprofits get a platform for Colorado Gives Day

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado is leading a regional effort to increase participation during Colorado Gives Day, on Dec. 5, through an online initiative that allows donors to...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local band The Aloha Club to play at Mesa Verde Luminaria

The Aloha Club plays to bring joy and sense of community to audiences. The band will play a mix of Hawaiian and Christmas music at Mesa Verde National Park’s annual Luminaria Holiday Open House on...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News