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Local cowboy author publishes book 'Somewhere Outwest'

Cortez author Denny Bertrand has published his second book on the Western lifestyle and has earned another Will Rogers Award, this time for Cowboy Humor.“Somewhere Outwest: Petey and Cecil” is the...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mountain Bike Specialists tops in the nation

It celebrated as one customer after another won trophies in mountain biking, and now Mountain Bike Specialists earned a trophy of its own. While it frequently rates among the top mountain bike...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Cortez Police Chief Lane wins award

The entire Cortez Police Department crowded into the city council meeting room at City Hall Tuesday as Chief Roy Lane was presented with the Charles K. “Pat” Steele Award. Administered by the...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Fort Lewis junior crowned Miss Hozhoni

After three weeks of pageant events, Ferrari Arviso was named the 37th Miss Hozhoni late Saturday. Her crowning was part of the 52nd annual Hozhoni Days Powwow at Fort Lewis College. Four...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Community leader named citizen of the year

The list of Mancos organizations that Betsy Harrison has championed is lengthy. On Feb. 11, the community gathered to recognize her work on the Mancos Common Press, Mancos Valley Resources, Mancos...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cowbelle of Year Bane is a steward of beef industry

A dedicated farm and ranch woman who took over the family meat-processing plant was recognized as Cowbelle of the Year during the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual dinner...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores rancher Walker named Cattleman of the Year

Vernon “Bud” Walker Jr. was named Cattleman of the Year by the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association Saturday evening at its annual evening banquet.Walker has dedicated his life to ranching,...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ute students’ film wins award in Los Angeles

The unimaginable occurred at the recent LA Skins Fest when “Escape,” the first movie ever produced by Ute Mountain Ute teens, won Best Student Film. An authentic story that aims to change the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and entertainment

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Middle school counselor tapped as among best in state

Sincere. Effective. Outgoing. Positive. Respected. Those are accolades bestowed upon Cortez Middle School counselor Carrie Schneider-Lemay, a semifinalist for the 2015 School Counselor of the Year....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Entrepreneur named Leader of the Year

John Wolgamott, a local entrepreneur, was recently named the Economic Development Leader of the Year by the Region 9 Economic Development District Board of Directors. Wolgamott was recognized...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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Girl Scout advocates new status quo

A 14-year-old Girl Scout is challenging the status quo when it comes to educating local students. Alexx Earley, who recently earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, said she was motivated to raise...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

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Western artists head east

Just after 2 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 1899, men wearing white masks and carrying lanterns flagged down the Union Pacific Overland Flyer No. 1 at mile marker No. 609 outside of Wilcox, Wyo. Led by...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and entertainment