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Mesa Verde National Park

National parks cut back on free days

It’s always a pleasant surprise to visit a national park on a free day. But there will be fewer of those surprises as the National Park System has reduced the number of free days to four for 2018,...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Momentum builds for nonmotorized trail connecting Cortez and Mesa Verde

Planners are still seeking the optimum path of least resistance for a proposed nonmotorized trail linking Cortez, Mesa Verde National Park and Mancos. The Paths to Mesa Verde plan envisions a...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde store pulls out of Cortez welcome center

The Mesa Verde Museum Association bookstore and tour ticket office will close its location at Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez on Oct. 28, and will not reopen at the center next year. The...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indigenous knowledge helps untangle mystery of Mesa Verde

Long ago in the north Lies the road of emergence! Yonder our ancestors live, Yonder we take our being. Yet now we come southwards For cloud flowers blossom here Here the lightning flashes, Rain...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Yucca House monument expansion gets county approval

A long-standing access issue at Yucca House National Monument is one step closer to being resolved. Montezuma County commissioners have agreed to support a key land donation to the monument so the...

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

Photographer shares tips for shooting night sky

The latest artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park gave photography-minded visitors a free guide to the night sky. Chris Eaton, a fine art photographer from Grand Junction, took nighttime...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

A campaign by the Pew Charitable Trusts is working to raise awareness of eroding infrastructure at national parks – a problem that’s hitting Mesa Verde National Park, which lists more than $65...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park to host Native American art show

Native American artists from the Four Corners region will visit Mesa Verde National Park on Labor Day weekend for the second annual Mesa Verde Art and Culture Fair. About a dozen painters,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Mesa Verde National Park launches podcast series

A podcast series about the prehistory of ancestral Puebloans in the Four Corners will launch Friday with three introductory episodes, according to a news release from the park. “Mesa Verde Voices”...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The days of $10 senior National Park passes are ending

As Cathy Morin neared her 62nd birthday last month, she knew she was just about to qualify for one of the country’s best bargains. For just $10, senior citizens can buy passes that give them...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mesa Verde migration to New Mexico gets new evidence

To help prove that cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde National Park migrated south to the Rio Grande pueblos in New Mexico during the late 13th century, researchers turned to an unlikely source: ancient...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rangers, volunteers confront bear activity in Mesa Verde

Like much of Montezuma County, Mesa Verde National Park has seen more than its share of encounters between bears and humans this summer, and its staff is recruiting volunteers to help. According to...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News