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Vietnam vets to be honored on Pearl Harbor Day

After receiving a bitter and sometimes humiliating welcome home decades ago, some 200 area Vietnam veterans can expect a long overdo “thank you” next month. “We want these troops to know that...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Box replaces Hayes on Ute Mountain Ute council

TOWAOC – At a Ute Mountain Ute swearing-in ceremony on Friday, a long-standing tribal leader exited, and a fresh face emerged.Gary Hayes opted to not seek another tribal council term in last...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clampers honor Mitchell Springs

Located south of Cortez, Mitchell Springs once provided area residents and travelers with water. The site will be commemorated on Saturday. Near the intersection of South Oak Street and County Road...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas River blessed in ceremony

The Animas River provided a sparkling backdrop as an earthy advocacy group led community members in a Saturday afternoon healing ceremony for the Animas. “We tend to avoid wounded places because...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Educators, tribal leaders give blessings at M-CHS ceremony

Hundreds gathered on Friday, Aug. 14 as Native and Anglo blessings were offered at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Montezuma-Cortez High School.The building officially opens for the first day...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Medicine men lead blessing ceremony

Navajo Medicine Man Francis Mitchell offered an emotional prayer over the weekend as he led a blessing ceremony for a new hogan in Southwest Colorado. Moving himself and others to tears at one...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Valedictorian, teacher encourage M-CHS grads to improve humanity

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,...

DATE: May 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Native bikers honor Ute vets

Scores of bikers from the Navajo-Hopi Honor Riders rumbled into Towaoc last week to pay tribute to Ute Mountain Ute military veterans. With a Bureau of Indian Affairs police escort, the...

DATE: May 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Salute to veterans

Trumpets, drums, choral singers and rumbling motorcycles were all heard at the annual Cortez Veterans Day parade on Tuesday. Lining Montezuma Avenue, hundreds of young and old gathered to wave...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons Alliance planning birthday party

The Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance is planning to celebrate its first birthday on April 5. Held at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center from 3-6 p.m., the birthday bash features a lecture on...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Living

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A league of women

TOWAOC - A blanket kept the drum's spirit warm and protected. When removed, ensuing unison beats from a seven-man drum circle echoed throughout the tribal chambers. As the honor drum ensemble...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News