Veterans affairs

Journey Noyes receives award in VFW art contest

Journey Noyes, a 2017 graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School, has been selected as a 2016-17 Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest winner by the Montezuma County Veterans of Foreign Wars...

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

Photos: Geer Memorial Car Show draws crowd in Cortez

The 2017 George Geer Memorial Car Show, honoring George Geer, a Montezuma County soldier who died in Iraq in 2005, drew automobile fans to Centennial Park on Saturday. The show, hosted by the Blue...

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

Montezuma Hearing in Cortez thanks veteran customers

The Montezuma Hearing Clinic held its first appreciation dinner for veteran clients. The clinic, on Cottonwood Street in Cortez, provides hearing aids for a large number of Montezuma County...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wounded Cortez veteran gets K9 Scout to watch his back

Army veteran Jack Miller has spent most of his career helping the wounded, and now a dog is helping to heal him. The Cortez nurse entered the military after graduating from high school in 1986, but...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen veterans honored on Memorial Day in Mancos

About 30 people gathered for a somber Memorial Day ceremony at Cedar Grove Cemetery south of Mancos on Monday. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5231 and the VFW Auxiliary placed...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Memorial Day events honor veterans

Several local events will honor veterans this weekend for Memorial Day. In Mancos, people are invited to meet Sunday at noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231, 136 W. Grand Ave. Veterans...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DAR requests help in mission to honor vets

The Sleeping Ute Mountain chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking help from war veterans’ family and friends so it can place flags at soldiers’ graves in Montezuma and...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fairgrounds, veterans affairs report growth

The Montezuma County Fairgrounds and veteran services continue to show strong growth, according to reports presented to county commissioners. Last year, there were 273 days with major events or...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Pearl Harbor Day event honors Cortez veterans

Cortez veterans commemorated the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor in a reverent ceremony Wednesday in which service members were honored for their example of “true character.” About...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez honors veterans with crowded Friday parade

Hundreds of people from the Cortez area lined Montezuma Avenue on Friday to show support for veterans. The Veterans Day parade featured school marching bands, horses, military groups in uniform and...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans Day parade is set to begin at 1 p.m. in Cortez

There will only be one Veterans Day parade in Cortez this Friday, but there will be several ways for community members to honor past and present members of the military. Last year, two veterans...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News