Article Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013 5:51pm
Sam Green/Cortez Journal
Success: Flames burst out of Craig Westover's nest of weeds.
Craig Westover demonstrates starting a fire using the bow method at the Mesa Verde Winter Festival.
Todd Kearns climbs the final hill to win the Mesa Verde cross country ski race. This was the first ever Winter Festival at the park. He finished the three mile race in 32 minutes.
Dave Sipe relaxes on his homemade snow ski bike while watching some of the crafts at the Mesa Verde Winter Festival.
Smoke rises as Craig Westover blows on his nest of weeds while demonstrating starting a fire with a bow and sticks.
Racers take off in the Mesa Verde National Park Winter Festival Saturday morning. The cross country ski race course was three miles long. See more festival photos on page 10A.
Craig Westover demonstrates how to make yucca cord as Jennifer Bullock looks on at the Mesa Verde Winter Festival.
By By Bob Bernhart and Dale Davidson