Mesa Verde National Park

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Spruce Tree BBQ a meaty addition at Mesa Verde

Fans of smoked meats and hearty sides now have one more reason to tour Mesa Verde National Park this summer. The Spruce Tree BBQ has reopened on the Spruce Tree Terrace, about 20 miles inside the...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Documentary footage on missing Mesa Verde hiker filmed in Cortez

A studio filmed a documentary in Cortez and Mesa Verde National Park this week, to focus on the search and rescue efforts surrounding the disappearance of Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, in 2013....

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Wetherill descendant will give Mesa Verde talk

Harvey Leake, great-grandson of John Wetherill, will discuss the activities of his ancestors and their archaeological investigations in the area at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Visitor and Research Center...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Playing four-state Twister not enough for some travel critics

The Four Corners boasts some of the most stunning landmarks in the West, drawing tourists from all over the world. But it’s also home to one of the most disappointing travel destinations on Earth,...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado’s first Public Lands Day to be celebrated this year

DENVER – Colorado officially has a day set aside to celebrate the abundance of public lands enjoyed by Coloradans and tourists from around the world. Gov. John Hickenlooper read a proclamation...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Flying a pride flag over America’s national parks

DENVER – In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt stood at the entrance of Yellowstone National Park and called access to America’s public lands an “essential democracy.” It provided an equality of...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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North Carolina man’s SUV rolls off Mesa Verde cliff

An unattended Land Cruiser that rolled off a cliff Thursday at Mesa Verde National Park was recovered on Friday. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 4 p.m. at the Fire Temple...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County seeks balance of federal and public lands

When federal land agencies buy private land, they should offer the same amount of public lands back to the private sector, says the Montezuma County Commission. Noting that the county is 26 percent...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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No clues for hiker missing since 2013

A hiker who went missing in Mesa Verde National Park more than 3½ years ago has still not been found, but the search continues. On June 9, 2013, Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, disappeared after...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Display of Mesa Verde watercolors opens at St. Barnabas in Cortez

A Mancos artist opened a new exhibit of paintings inspired by Mesa Verde at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Cortez on Friday. Jan Wright completed the national park’s artist-in-residence program...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mesa Verde entrance fees increased for 2017

Entrance fees at Mesa Verde National Park have been increased for 2017, according to a news release from the park. During the summer season, from May to October, the fee is now $20 per vehicle, up...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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An audio tour of the Trail of the Ancients is coming in 2017

Visitors to Montezuma County may get a podcast tour guide when they explore archaeological sites next year. The Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information Bureau received $25,000 through a marketing...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life