Tourism / Recreation

Cortez Recreation Center celebrates SilverSneakers week

The city of Cortez, Cortez Recreation Center and Cortez SilverSneakers program will celebrate SilverSneakers week on Oct. 23 through 27, according to a news release from the city. The weeklong...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed Hovenweep drilling criticized for harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The colors of Trout Lake

Autumn colors are peaking, but the San Juan National Forest says there’s still time for a day trip this weekend to take in the wonder of the season. About 75 percent of the foliage from Dolores to...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hurricane relief, recreational vehicles on Cortez council agenda

Issues related to disaster relief, construction and recreational vehicles are on the agenda for the Cortez City Council’s meeting on Tuesday. The meeting will begin with a work session at 5:45...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Denver Botanical Gardens help brighten Heritage Center

The central plaza at the Anasazi Heritage Center is bursting with the colors and aromas of carefully cultivated gardens.During a tour Saturday, a dozen locals and visitors learned about the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Labor Day weekend events set for Mancos State Park

Labor Day weekend events at Mancos State Park include a performance by two well-regarded musicians, Sandy Hoagland and Tom Kochanski, according to a news release from the park. They plan to perform...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Maggie Goodell hired as Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce administrator

Maggie Goodell has been hired as the new administrator for the Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center after Marie Chiarizia announced her retirement from the position. Goodell started...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glide Durango puts spin on history tours

Tourists and locals alike will be gliding around downtown this summer on personal transporters, taking in the historical sites. Kirstine Carll and Lisa Farless opened Glide Durango, a seasonal...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Conquistador Golf Course to get official guide

The city of Cortez plans to step up its promotion of Conquistador Golf Course. The city doesn’t advertise Conquistador much outside the Cortez area, and special events coordinator Jon Brooks hopes...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public Lands: Spring is a great time to get outside and informed about a threat to public lands

Some Americans are not so lucky. They will never experience the majesty of the American West and the bounty and the beauty of its public lands. These lands and the waters that flow through them...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

The future of public lands and gateway communities

“Retaining the distinctively rural characteristics of Colorado’s gateway communities, and expanding visitation and recreation on surrounding public lands, are not mutually exclusive goals,” noted...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns