Tourism

Drones help create detailed maps of ruins in Ute Mountain Ute park

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is turning to high-tech aerial photogrammetry to document and preserve the history of its tribal park, which is more than twice the size of the neighboring Mesa Verde...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

$100 gift cards will go to lucky Durango visitors

For 40 days, beginning Monday a lucky tourist in downtown Durango will be awarded a $100 gift card from one of the Business Improvement District’s downtown ambassadors. The gift card to a local...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Durango named one of America’s coolest small towns

Budget Travel named Durango one of America’s Coolest Small Towns. Each year, the travel website searches for towns with populations less than 20,000 that offer a vibrant community spirit, natural...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town board gives green light to long-delayed RV park

On Wednesday the Mancos town board voted to approve an amended development agreement that will allow a long-delayed RV park to open before part of it are complete. At its June 27 meeting, the board...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism trends upward in Montezuma County

Tourism is trending upward in Montezuma County, according to revenues from a lodgers tax and Mesa Verde National Park. The revenues from the county lodgers tax revenues increased by almost 10...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Welcome Center to host Mesa Verde outlet

The Mesa Verde Museum Association, Mesa Verde National Park, and Durango Area Tourism Office plan to open a Durango-based location selling Mesa Verde cliff dwelling tour tickets and related...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

USS Mesa Verde crew salutes Mesa Verde National Park

Sailors from the Navy ship USS Mesa Verde will spend a week beginning Monday visiting their namesake national park in Montezuma County. The USS Mesa Verde, a ship designed for transporting...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

‘Ancient Voices’ podcast tour available from Mesa Verde Country

About eight months after Mesa Verde Country received a grant to create audio tours of Montezuma County’s historical sites, the first of three is available online . Kelly Kirkpatrick, director of...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Galloping Goose will run on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

The historic Galloping Goose rail bus will run summer and fall excursions on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in northern New Mexico. The Goose No. 5, based in Dolores, will run variations of...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lectures to address Native American history in Four Corners

The Four Corners Lecture Series will present two talks about Native American history in the region. Carrie Heitman will give a presentation called “Of House and Home: Gender, Labor and Liturgy in...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Hopi dances return to Mesa Verde National Park in July

The Lomayestewa family of Shungopovi Village in Second Mesa, Arizona, will perform traditional Hopi dances at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 1-2 at the Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life