Belief (faith)

Polygamous group is slowly losing its power in remote town

HILDALE, Utah – In a place where political contests are virtually unknown, the campaign signs offer the latest hint that a polygamous group is losing its grip on this remote red rock community...

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

Mormon missionaries can now use smartphones

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church’s gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries took another step forward this month as the religion announced it is nearly doubling the missions where...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Faith

Sanctuary ‘caravan’ finds community in Mancos

Immigrants and their supporters from across Colorado gathered at the Mancos United Methodist Church on Saturday to show solidarity with those at risk of deportation. A handful of people from...

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

Jesus is not the star of the new Museum of the Bible

WASHINGTON – The Museum of the Bible, a massive new institution opening next month just south of the National Mall, is just as notable for what it includes – vivid walk-through recreations of the...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Into the still of night

I pulled into the parking lot and turned off the engine. It wasn’t that much earlier than I usually arrive at church on Sunday mornings, but I was struck by how it was still night. Dark. Quiet....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

Montezuma County author publishes debut novel

Cortez resident Bethany Turner is about to become Montezuma County’s latest published storyteller. Turner, who has lived in the county ever since she moved there from Kentucky in 2001, is the...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

That fine line between folly and forgiveness

Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”This quote has recently resurfaced in social media in response to the overt racism in Charlottesville last...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

Montezuma-Cortez schools cancel solar eclipse event

Citing safety and cultural issues, Montezuma-Cortez schools has canceled Monday’s eclipse-viewing events.Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 on Friday posted a notice about the cancellation on...

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

To every thing, a season?

There are things in this world that best ought not be hurried. Many of them lie within the purview of women – birth, the rising of bread, a holy death among them. Of course, any of these can be...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

We live by story, choose how we live

Not every religion has a sacred text. Among those that do, I’ve been pondering what their role might be in our 21st century world – a world of pluralism, science and technology and rapid global...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

ICE fugitive seeks sanctuary in Mancos church

MANCOS – Rosa Sabido likes to say she lives inside a postcard.She loves the scenery, people and quietness of Cortez, where she has lived and worked for 30 years. But that idyllic scene may be...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evolutionary understanding, unwavering truth

In what do you believe? I am part of a small group, all of whom would self-identify as Christian, or at least participate in a Christian community. We have recently been engaged in extended...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way