Customs and tradition

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day in Dolores

Sophia Retreat and Event Center, of Dolores, invites the community to walk their labyrinth to promote peace and enlightenment for World Labyrinth Day on May 6 at 1 p.m. The purpose is to join...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes celebrate a mix of holiday traditions

About 1,000 Ute Mountain Ute tribal members gathered Thursday for the annual community dinner at the Ute Mountain Casino.“We expected 900, but had more this year,” said organizer Fernessa...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon hosts lecture on Mata Ortiz ceramics

John V. Bezy, geologist and co-author of “The Artistry and History of Mata Ortiz,” will present a lecture on the history of the modern Mata Ortiz ceramics tradition at the Crow Canyon...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Navajo paintings reflect Gold Mine spill

Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie wrote the Diné expression – Tó éí ííná – beside a photograph of a friend sullenly looking out on the tainted San Juan River in the days after the Gold King Mine spill. ...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Veterans battle over parade route

The smoke has evidently cleared after a battle erupted over the annual Veterans Day Parade in Cortez. The first shots were fired last November when several veterans opted to boycott the parade on...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos blacksmith seeks female students

Coal. Fire. Blower. Steel. Hammer. Anvil. No open-toed high heels, please. Because of ear-piercing pings and ringing echoes, you might also want to consider wearing ear plugs during a two-day...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Turquoise a Zuni tradition

For the Zuni tribe, turquoise has deep cultural and artistic importance. The mineral's vibrant hues of blue, green, and aqua are used in ceremonies and to make stunning jewelry known around the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Turquoise a Zuni tradition

For the Zuni tribe, turquoise has deep cultural and artistic importance. The mineral’s vibrant hues of blue, green, and aqua are used in ceremonies and to make stunning jewelry known around the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Days plans weekend full of events, music

Local musicians, old-fashioned games and community art are set to bring new energy to the 55th Annual Mancos Days. The festivities start July 25 with the Western Journeys kids parade at 10 a.m. and...

DATE: July 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Art Beat Meet the new kid on the block, Jaime Becktel

To the fine people of Mancos, I bid you a warm hello. My name is Jaime Becktel, humble successor to Dian Law - faithful Art Beat columnist for The Mancos Times the past eight years. Dian asked if I...

DATE: June 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - Columnists

Bear Dance

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Growing a community at the Grange

The Mt. Lookout Grange, which had been the heartbeat of the community, has come into its own again in the past year. In May last year, Patricia Burk and Betsy Harrison decided to relaunch the local...

DATE: May 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News