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Mancos ham shoot will benefit history museum

The Mancos Valley Historical Society kicks off the fund drive for its new museum with two events in April. On April 9, the group will hold an Easter Ham Shoot at the Simmons Gravel Pit, 39145 U.S....

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Saturday march in Cortez highlights women’s history

ONLINE Video: Watch a video of the rally on the-journal.com By Stephanie Alderton The Journal After the large turnout for the Women’s March for Unity in January, Cortez residents participated in a...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Women’s History march and rally set for March 11

The Montezuma Alliance for Unity is sponsoring a march and rally on Saturday, March 11, at the Cortez Cultural Center Plaza to celebrate National Women’s History Month.“The event is sponsored by...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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The history of the pioneers of the Mancos Valley

Read at the Old Timers Reunion by Mrs. Thomas Rickner, at Mancos, Sept. 1910. In 1873 John Moss, with pick, pan and shovel strapped upon the back of his faithful donkey, was the first who started...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Looking back

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Heritage Center plans exhibit on famous Wetherill family

An exhibit arriving at the Anasazi Heritage Center in March will focus on the family that helped pioneer archaeology in Montezuma County.“Trowels, Trading Posts and Travelers,” which opens March...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez Historic Preservation Day set for May 20

The Cortez Historic Preservation Board on Wednesday voted to schedule its annual town history celebration for Saturday, May 20. May is National Historic Preservation Month, as established by the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Stolen mine cart recovered, donated to Silverton museum

A historic uranium ore cart stolen from a mine on public lands in southwest Montrose County has been recovered and will be displayed in a Silverton museum. In October, 2012 law enforcement with the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Fire of 1919 left a section of downtown Cortez in ruins

Montezuma Journal, Jan 2, 1919 Last Friday at five o’clock, the fire bell gave its chilling alarm and roused our people from their morning sleep. It was soon discovered that the Bozman Garage was...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Looking back

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With more monuments, Republican backlash mounts

On Thursday, President Barack Obama enacted a flurry of national monument designations. They range from preserving Martin Luther King, Jr.’s former headquarters in Alabama to more than tripling one...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Galloping Goose gearing up for winter trips

For the first time in more than 60 years, the Galloping Goose No. 5 will make a winter-time excursion.Managers of the restored rail bus have partnered with the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma County Historical Society’s collections need new home

The Montezuma County Historical Society is in a game of musical chairs as Cortez and county officials prepare to move into new offices and sell old ones. The historical society depended on City...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez board seeks to restart Montezuma Historic District

After months of waiting, the Cortez Historic Preservation Board wants to move forward on establishing a historic district on Montezuma Avenue. At the board’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, vice...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news