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Sign Language Mixes With Music

July 21, 2023

The Deaf & The Musician features deaf artist Cindy McAllister and singer/songwriter Ben Brinton, who combines American Sign Language with music for a new visual twist on some popular songs you’ve likely heard before. The Cortez Fire Department is accepting employment applications through August 11th. Land, fire and range loss in a series of presentations this summer. The second of four summer sessions are scheduled this week. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Choice Building Supply and LOR Foundation

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Learn about the impact fire has had on our region's watersheds and usable lands with the Mancos Conservation District this summer. The Cortez Fire Department wants you. Employment applications are due next month. And a unique music experience merging American Sign Language with a live concert is coming to Cortez. You're watching the Local News Roundup, brought to you by Choice Building Supply and the Lor Foundation. I'm Connor Shreve. The Mancos Conservation District will present information on the effects of fire in the upper watershed and how fire impacts access to water, water quality, and range loss on Thursday, July 20th from 6:00 to 9:00 at the Mt. Lookout Grange in Mancos. It's the second event in a four event series of talks in the conservation district's calendar. The Cortez Fire Department is hiring. Full-time positions start at just over $41,000 per year and the application deadline is August 11th at 4:00 PM. You can submit an application online at Applicants must email a resume, application, and copies of certifications to Battalion Chief Rick Spencer at And a duo from Utah merging sign language with music will be playing at Mancos and Cortez this July 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at Mancos Brewing Company, Wild Edge Brewing Collective, and Fenceline Cider. The duo bring awareness of deaf and disabilities to a mainstream hearing experience. The tagline, Deaf and the Musician at Play inspired from the Deaf Child at Play street sign gives a taste of their performance. The duo at play with their combined sites and sounds. The deaf, Cindy, and the musician, Ben, bring a unique experience to live music. Learn more about these and other stories online at Thanks for watching this edition of the Local News Roundup. I'm Connor Shreve.


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