Mesa Verde National Park

Local band The Aloha Club to play at Mesa Verde Luminaria

The Aloha Club plays to bring joy and sense of community to audiences. The band will play a mix of Hawaiian and Christmas music at Mesa Verde National Park’s annual Luminaria Holiday Open House on...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon welcomes Peruvian delegation on tour

The Journal Crow Canyon Archaeological Center cultural specialist Dan Simplicio joined with National Park Service and tribal officials last week to welcome a delegation of officials from Peru to...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde store pulls out of Cortez welcome center

The Mesa Verde Museum Association bookstore and tour ticket office will close its location at Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez on Oct. 28, and will not reopen at the location next year. The...

DATE: Oct. 17, 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

Photographer Kit Frost is Mesa Verde artist-in-residence

Durango photographer Kit Frost, October’s artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park, plans to offer a free public program on Friday, Oct. 13. Frost will share a presentation on the history of...

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

Yucca House monument expansion gets county approval

A long-standing access issue at Yucca House National Monument is one step closer to being resolved. On Monday, Montezuma County commissioners agreed to support a key land donation to the monument...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carol Chamberland offers free public programs at Mesa Verde

Artist Carol Chamberland, a painter from Albuquerque, plans two free public programs during her residency at Mesa Verde National Park. On Sept. 28 at the Mancos Public Library, from 6:30-8 p.m.,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Chris Eaton talks night photography at Mesa Verde

The latest artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park gave photography-minded visitors a free guide to the night sky on Friday.Chris Eaton, a fine art photographer from Grand Junction, took...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

A campaign by the Pew Charitable Trust to raise awareness of eroding infrastructure at national parks recently swung through Cortez.Restore America’s Parks aims to address an estimated $11.3...

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

Mesa Verde National Park launches podcast series

A podcast series about the history of ancestral Puebloans in the Four Corners region launched Friday with three introductory episodes, according to a news release from Mesa Verde National Park. The...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service confronts overuse of popular Conundrum Hot Springs

If you were to hike nearly 9 miles into a wilderness area, paralleling a creek through alpine meadows and woods, you might expect to find solitude. But that’s not the case at Conundrum Hot Springs,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park to host Native American art show

Native American artists from the Four Corners region will visit Mesa Verde National Park on Labor Day weekend for the second annual Mesa Verde Art and Culture Fair. About a dozen painters,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News