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HerStory: Celebrating Women's Month 2018

Mar 30, 2018

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of women in history and how they shaped the society we live in today. During the month of March, Terri Helm and Midge Kirk highlight the vital role played by women in history in these audio postcards.

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Thousands of artifacts that document the history of Montezuma County have finally found a home.

Austin Cope

Regulars at the Cortez Farmers Market have likely bought produce from Bessie White and her sister Velma Hollen, longtime residents of the Pleasant View area.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Monday, August 14th was Navajo Code Talkers Day. It honored the men who served in the South Pacific during World War II, developing a code based on their native language to send communications during the battle. It is the only language-based code in history to never have been broken.  World War II Code Talker Samuel Sandoval visited the Sunflower Theatre here in Cortez on Monday. After a screening of a documentary about his life, he spoke to an overflow crowd in the theatre about his experiences in the war and after he came home to become a drug counselor in the Navajo Nation.

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People have been living in and around Rocky Mountain National Park for over 11,000 years. About 100 years ago, historian and storyteller Dave Lively’s family set up a homestead near the Grand Lake entrance on the west side of the park. To talk about that homestead and further history of the park, Mr. Lively will make a visit to the Cortez Public Library this Friday, July 21st at 10 am to give a presentation called “Rocky’s West Side Stories.” He joined to KSJD’s Gail Binkly to share more of his own stories as well as some stories from the park. Click below to listen:

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