The brainchild of snowboarder Travis Rice, the Natural Selection Tour showcases the world’s top riders from Olympians to big mountain film icons all competing on the world’s most iconic locations. Natural Selection DUELS feature six mountain venues from around the world, where head-to-head competition between two top riders will decide who moves on to the next stages in the Natural Selection Tour. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings.
The Cortez Public Library is hosting a presentation on Moab Rock Art with Rory Tyler on Thursday, March 7th at 6 p.m. Mancos School of the West’s next winter workshop is happening on Saturday, March 9 at Mancos Public Library. The class will explore layering, colors, and patterns using a Gelli plate, stains, stencils, paper, and more. Visit the School of the West’s website to register. Min-Tea, a new Vietnamese restaurant with milk tea, boba, and food, had its grand opening and ribbon cutting with the City of Cortez mayor on February 20th in Cortez. Several organizations in Montezuma County are seeking employees including the Dolores Public Library, the City of Cortez, and the School Community Youth Collaborative. By Rachel Hughes. This story is sponsored by TruWest Auto and Blondie’s Trophy Room.
Beverage businesses can lose as much as ten percent of revenue during January. But “dry-January” represents a trend that goes beyond one month. Drinking less, or not at all is becoming accepted culturally, and businesses are taking note. Tesstastic Mixers opened in October, with an equal focus on alcoholic and non-alcoholic offerings. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Sky Ute Casino Resort and Serious Texas BBQ.
Mancos Creative District’s annual, local music event, Mixed in Mancos, is coming up on Saturday, March 2nd. Mancos Public Library is sponsoring a screening of the film The Right to Read on Thursday, February 29th at the Mancos Opera House followed by a Q&A session. Amy Grogan’s Landscape block print exhibit, called Landscapes from the Heart, will be showing at the Cortez Cultural Center through February 29th. The Dolores Public Library’s monthly exhibit showcases art by Susan Reed through the end of February. The Colorado Department of Revenue announced that it can now process your 2023 income tax returns and shared a few filing reminders. By Rachel Hughes. This story is sponsored by The Lor Foundation and Big O Tires.
There’s something exciting about seeing a movie or a tv show and recognizing the landmarks. With the opening of a film backlot - a place created to provide a backdrop for a scene - in San Juan County, Four Corners residents may soon be able to see the place we call home featured on-screen. With growing interest in the film industry and tax breaks for New Mexico, San Juan County hopes to draw in both the shows themselves, but also the people who make the movie magic happen. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College and Home2Suites.
Say Yes Bridal and Boutique invites you to a night of mystery and enchantment at its Masquerade Ball at the Cortez Chamber Business Resources Center on Saturday, March 2nd. The Dolores Public Library is hosting a puzzle swap on Saturday, February 24th where participants can exchange up to five puzzles. Several meet-ups are happening this month for crafters of all levels including the Dolores Mountain Quilters on February 17th at the Dolores Public Library, the Knit and Natter group on Thursday evenings at the Dolores Public Library, and Fenceline Cider’s monthly “Sip, Splatter, Swig’n Stitch” event on February 25th. Fenceline Cider also invites you to celebrate its 6th anniversary of being in Mancos on Saturday, February 24th. By Rachel Hughes. This story is sponsored by Keesee Motor Company and Choice Building Supply.
Scottish photographer David Yarrow is one of the best-selling fine art photographers in the world. His photos sell for millions of dollars at auction. Yet, Yarrow still returns to the American Southwest regularly, inspired by its wide array of subjects, or “characters,” as he calls them. Yarrow partners with Sorrel Sky Gallery, where his work is currently on display. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and Tafoya Barrett & Associates.
The Cortez Police Department is hosting its 2024 Police Citizens Academy. This free, six-week course will begin in March and include both classroom-style and hands-on training. Belle and the Bear invites you to celebrate Galentine’s Day on Saturday, February 10 at Fenceline Cider with a macrame workshop. The Cortez Public Library is also throwing a Galentine’s Day party on Tuesday, February 13 with snacks and a showing of the Barbie movie. Gambling.com recently conducted a study to discover America’s favorite foods for watching football. The survey ranked favorite snacks and favorite dips for each state with Colorado’s being chili and salsa, respectively. By Rachel Hughes. This story is sponsored by TruWest Auto and Blondie’s Trophy Room.
Durango, along with Purgatory Resort, is set to host a YETI Natural Selection DUEL during the first stage of the 2024 Natural Selection Tour. The brainchild of snowboarder Travis Rice, the Natural Selection Tour showcases the world’s top riders competing at venues around the world. Durango is one of two completely new sites for the tour this season. Natural Selection DUELS feature six mountain locations, where head-to-head competition between two top riders will decide who moves on to the next stages in the 2024 Natural Selection Tour. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.
The City of Cortez is asking residents to check their pipes for lead as part of new state and federal laws and to ensure the safety of your drinking water. Mancos Friends of the Library is having a Valentine’s Day bake sale at the Mancos Public Library on Wednesday, February 14th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Piñon Project is hosting a teens’ Valentine’s Day party on Tuesday, February 13th as well as a variety of other events for middle and high school students throughout the month. In 2026, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and, at the same time, Colorado will mark the 150th anniversary of its statehood. By Rachel Hughes. This story is sponsored by Choice Building Supply and Big O Tires.