Jason and Jennifer Beaudoin of Cortez received the best Christmas gift ever this year: the birth of their daughter, MaKayla Marie Beaudoin. She was born at 6:05 a.m. at Mercy Medical Regional Birthing Center in Durango. She weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 1/4 inches long at birth. MaKayla's grandparents are Lorraine and Eric Andrews of Livingston, Texas, Pamela Ryan of Springvale, Maine, Gerard Beaudoin of Epsom, N.H., and Joseph Ryan of East Wakefield, N.H. She is also loved by many aunts and uncles.
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Friday, Sept. 19
Local author Amy Cook holds a book-signing for her debut paranormal romance novel “Edge of Instinct” at the Cortez Public Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.