Mesa Verde National Park

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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

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Washington approves boundaries for a gas well leasing plan for Montezuma, La Plata counties

Boundaries for a master leasing plan for oil and gas development in eastern Montezuma and western La Plata counties has been approved by the Washington office of the Bureau of Land Management,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Community meeting to discuss path between Mancos and Cortez

Trails 2000 is inviting people to attend a community meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mancos Town Hall, 117 North Main St., to discuss the concept of a multi-use path between Mancos and...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mesa Verde National Park visitation hits 17-year high

Mesa Verde National Park this year hit a 17-year high for visitation. The park had about 593,000 visitors through November and could see 600,000 this year, said Cristy Brown, a park spokeswoman....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma County agrees to adopt historic Bedrock bridge

Durango has the notorious Bridge to Nowhere. Montezuma County may soon have a historic bridge to somewhere else. The Colorado Department of Transportation has offered to donate to the county a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mesa Verde Country plans luminaria event

Mesa Verde National Park canceled its annual luminaria event, but the show will go on in Dolores on Dec. 8. Mesa Verde Country will host a Luminaria Night celebration at the Anasazi Heritage Center...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mesa Verde cancels holiday open house

Because of the continued closure of Spruce Tree House cliff dwelling, Mesa Verde National Park is canceling the 2016 Holiday Open House and Luminaria display. With the ongoing concern over the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Neighbors: Colorado Plateau art supports Mesa Verde Foundation

By Ann Butler Neighbors Columnist Mesa Verde National Park is a diamond in the crown of our area and a significant economic driver. Yet, as a community, we have not taken responsibility for our...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Increased Colorado tourism attributed to national marketing

The Colorado Tourism Office credits its national marketing campaign for a 34.2 percent increase in overall traveler spending in 2015 and an increase in spending from visitors outside the West. The...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news