History

Experts: Photo of Billy the Kid and his killer is real deal

Experts now believe a photo purchased at a flea market for $10 shows Billy the Kid standing with the lawman who ultimately killed him, making the snapshot potentially worth millions. Frank Abrams,...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nina Heald Webber’s extraordinary donations to Fort Lewis College

By Andrew Gulliford Special to the Herald Colleges love donors, and Fort Lewis College is no exception. Center of Southwest Studies at FLC has many friends and donors, but a standout contributor is...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Part 2: Living at Big Bend in July 1882

Editor’s note: Part 1 of Mrs. S.O. Morton’s recounting of life at Big Bend was published in The Journal on Oct. 6. These excerpts are from an article in “Volume I, Great Sage Plain to Timberline,”...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Lowry Pueblo celebrates 50th year with look into mysterious past

Bureau of Land Management volunteers celebrated Lowry Pueblo’s 50th year as a landmark on Saturday by guiding visitors through its distant past. Lowry Pueblo was built in the 11th century by...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indigenous knowledge helps untangle mystery of Mesa Verde

Long ago in the north Lies the road of emergence! Yonder our ancestors live, Yonder we take our being. Yet now we come southwards For cloud flowers blossom here Here the lightning flashes, Rain...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Housing Authority seeks grant to preserve Calkins Building

Linda Towle, president of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, has applied for a grant to preserve the historic Calkins High School building. At a meeting of the preservation board on Wednesday,...

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

Living at Big Bend during the 1880s

Editor’s note: Part 2 of Mrs. S.O. Morton recounting of life on the Big Bend will be continued in The Journal on Nov. 3. These excerpts are from article published in “Volume I, Great Sage Plain to...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Animas Museum marks 100th anniversary of World War I

The Animas Museum is marking the service of hundreds of people from La Plata County who served in World War I this year with activities and a new exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ed Noland’s Four Corners trading posts

Editor’s note: This story was printed in Vol. 3 of the Montezuma County Historical Society’s “Great Sage to Timberline.” It was given to the historical society by the family of Oen Ed Noland. Part...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Photographer Chris Eaton hosts program and workshop at Mesa Verde

Artist-in-residence Christopher Eaton will conduct a free program and workshop at Mesa Verde National Park on Friday night, Sept. 15, at the Morefield Campground Amphitheater. Eaton, an...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The sublime Yampa: Quiet canoe miles on a wild river

Imagine being on a Colorado river in the heart of the summer and seeing no one else on the water for 32 miles, three days and two nights. I couldn’t believe it, but there we were in June on a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Historical society plans social event at Lake Vista Grange

The Journal The Montezuma County Historical Society plans a social gathering at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Lake Vista Grange Hall, 28571 County Road M. The historical society recently moved...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News