Nature

Nature Center completes conservation easement

The Nature Center at Butler Corner, north of Dolores, will be preserved thanks to a recently completed conservation easement with the Montezuma Land Conservancy. The 263-acre property features...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona geologist publishes book about Montezuma dryland farming

A Tucson geologist has published a book about dryland farming in Southwest Colorado, with a particular emphasis on Montezuma County. John Bezy has written several books about the geology of the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Vine-eating insect threatens vineyards on Western Slope

An insect that is endangering Mesa County vineyards has gotten the attention of the Colorado State University extension office in Montezuma County. The grape phylloxera, a tiny aphid-like insect...

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

A Coloradan gets a taste of enchanting Iceland

Snow has finally arrived in Montezuma County, but I got a head start on the cold weather by going to Iceland the week of Thanksgiving. My friend Jamie Santee and I landed in Reykjavik, the capital...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Life beneath the snow and ice

By Gabrielle Morey SJMA Education Outreach Director During a Southwestern winter, our local animals have many survival strategies – they may migrate, hibernate, or adapt their lives to the new...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Tumbled tumbleweeds

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Young eagles are spreading their wings

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birds on the brain

Chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers flitting around outside your window all winter long are a small but important piece of bird populations that indicate changes in the environment. The Great...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

A goose in a tree and other unusual sightings

Many swooping swallows, bright warblers, blue herons, a hyper little dipper and even a sandhill crane entertained enthusiastic birders on Saturday near Mancos. The tour around the valley and...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bird festival tour reports a goose in a tree, other unusual sightings

Many swooping swallows, bright warblers, blue herons, a hyper little dipper and even a sandhill crane entertained enthusiastic birders on Saturday near Mancos. The tour around the valley and...

DATE: May 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Bird fest offers new tours, lectures

The 10th Annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival will bring together birders from across the world including Australia, British Columbia and Hawaii for five days of tours and lectures...

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jama Collins secures $500 grant to boost flower project

Flowers bring a lively look to any downtown, and Jama Collins is hoping to enliven the storefronts in Mancos this spring. "If there's flowers out, it's fresh-looking - it looks like somebody...

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