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Phantom Ranch: Mary Colter’s oasis in the Grand Canyon

Anyone who has hiked the Bright Angel Trail off the Grand Canyon’s South Rim knows the pleasure 9 miles below of finding Phantom Ranch. How the ranch got there, who planted the first trees and who...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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Architect’s plan for school came after collaboration

The old Montezuma-Cortez High School, built in 1966, was an antiquated building. Asbestos-based ceiling tiles were falling in the auditorium, and mercury-emitting floors in the gym contributed to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Calkins moves toward historic status

Efforts to have the downtown Calkins Building placed on the National Register of Historic Places were officially launched last week. The first steps include photographing the structure, inside and...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The guardians of the Ancients

Utilizing an acrylic polymer mortar and tuck pointers, three Hopi stonemasons are stabilizing ancient ruins at Hovenweep National Monument. “The work is important so future generations can enjoy...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor honors Ute architecture

A comprehensive archaeological documentation of traditional wooden Ute tribal dwellings, the Colorado Wickiup Project, recently received the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation. Lt. Gov. Joe...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Task force will ID sites

Preserving historical heritage was a central theme at the recent Mancos Valley Community Summit, and now a task force is in the works to identify the town's legacy sites. Organized by Bob Seney,...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Cortez gives approval to historical sites

Two East North Street, three East Montezuma Avenue and one North Washington Street structures are now listed as historical places with the city of Cortez. Since 2010, the city has received two...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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M-CHS design plans unveiled

An ancient room block and pit structure will soon have a new world two-story and energy-efficient neighbor. Earlier this year, an archeological consultant surveyed a 35-acre site that will house...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s in a city hall?

’Tis the season for wanting new digs. The new-and-improved Montezuma-Cortez High School will take shape south of Walmart in 2014 and 2015, aided by a hefty state grant and charitable taxpayers....

DATE: May 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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'Functional stage'

DATE: March 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Architect for new high school chosen

Blueprints for the new Montezuma-Cortez High School should start to take shape in coming weeks. After interviewing three finalists for architect, a seven-member selection committee picked...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News