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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. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS breaking ground for school during solstice

Golden shovels are expected to unearth the 35-acre site for the new Montezuma-Cortez High School at high noon on Saturday, the winter solstice. “The winter solstice is regarded by many native...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans Day parade draws crowd

Showing support for the community’s many veterans, scores of people lined Montezuma Avenue for the annual Cortez Veteran’s Day Parade on Nov. 11. Known officially as the Ray Candelaria Memorial...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mystery of lost war medals is revealed

With tears streaming down her face, Ester Reed gently placed her fingers on a display case of military honors awarded to her long-lost love, Robert M. Williford. "Bob was the love of my life," she...

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

Mystery of lost medals revealed

With tears streaming down her face, Ester Reed gently placed her fingers on a display case of military honors awarded to her long-lost love, Robert M. Williford. “Bob was the love of my life,” she...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mystery swells for decorated war hero lost at sea

Last fall, a hunter happened across a box of military honors, including a Purple Heart, sitting at the base of a tree in a wooded area outside of Mena, Ark. The medals were later turned over to a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The next generation

DATE: May 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legion, VFW to honor war dead

Ute Mountain American Legion Post 75 invites the public to join in observing Memorial Day at several events to be held on Monday, May 27: 6 a.m., Cortez Cemetery: Legion Honor Guard, dedication,...

DATE: May 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News