Archaeology

Bureau of Land Management approves expansion of Phil’s World

The Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office released a decision Wednesday to expand Phil’s World, a nationally recognized mountain bike trail system six miles east of Cortez. The...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

National parks cut back on free days

It’s always a pleasant surprise to visit a national park and find out it’s on a free day. But there will be fewer of those surprises, as the National Park System has reduced the number of free days...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribal coalition, environmentalists filing suits over monuments

SALT LAKE CITY – President Donald Trump’s rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to take the fight to...

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

Canyons of the Ancients releases new promotional video

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has released a new promotional video on You Tube. The eight-minute film is narrated by Monument manager Marietta Eaton and features recreation...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County offers downtown building for historical museum

The Montezuma County Historical Society is working to open a museum in downtown Cortez. The county commissioners have offered the group rent-free use of an office building at 35 S. Chestnut St.,...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. department likely to rescind plan for region’s oil and gas

A new directive by the U.S. Department of Interior jeopardizes a pending master leasing plan in Southwest Colorado that would scrutinize oil and gas development near Mesa Verde National Park. In...

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

Yaquinto to speak about Fremont County’s cultural history

The Journal The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will present Brian Yaquinto on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St., Cortez, CO to discuss...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lowry Pueblo celebrates 50th year with look into mysterious past

Bureau of Land Management volunteers celebrated Lowry Pueblo’s 50th year as a landmark on Saturday by guiding visitors through its distant past. Lowry Pueblo was built in the 11th century by...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed Hovenweep drilling criticized for harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon names Liz Perry as new president and CEO

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has announced that Elizabeth (Liz) Perry, Ph.D., will be the organization’s new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. Perry, currently a member of Crow Canyon’s...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon reports that cultural sites are economic power

Cultural sites in Southwest Colorado are an economic asset for local communities, according to a new report released by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.The study, The Economic Contributions of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Zinke urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News