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Hesperus Ski Area opens with 21-inch base, more on the way

Hesperus Ski Area has finally received enough snow to open for the season, a spokeswoman for the ski area said Monday. With a base of 21 inches of snow and another 15 inches forecast over the next...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Hesperus Ski Area delays opening day

Hesperus Ski Area will delay its planned opening day because of lack of snow. Kim Oyler, spokeswoman for the ski area, said in a prepared statement Thursday that Hesperus Ski Area, 12 miles west of...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Purgatory opens to one of best snowpacks ever, manager says

Tyler Jasmer was stoked. It was the day before Purgatory Resort opened Saturday, and he and his buddies had a plan to be first on the slopes: camp in the lift line. “This is a first time, but...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Eli Tomac wins second straight pro motocross championship

Eli Tomac raced through a muddy course Saturday in Indiana to win his second straight championship in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. He became the first rider to repeat as 450 class motocross...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Escalante Days bike race draws top riders to Dolores

As smoke from the Plateau Fire hovered in the air and flames erupted along a hillside in the distance, more than 125 mountain bikers arrived for the annual Escalante Days Bike Race on Aug. 11....

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Plateau Fire forces Escalante bike race to new location

The Escalante Bike Race scheduled for Saturday has moved to a new location because of forest closures from the Plateau Fire. The races will be held at the Sage Hen area 6 miles west of Dolores...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Silverton lets the discs fly with Kendall Mountain course

A 10-person crew installed baskets and leveled out tee pads July 28-29 to open a nine-hole disc golf course at the base of Kendall Mountain Ski Area in Silverton. Since it opened, the town’s first...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Victoria Duran impresses at prestigious swim meet

Competing under sunny skies at the Arena Western Zone Senior Championships in Fresno, California, July 31 through Aug. 3, Cortez native Victoria Duran cemented her status as one of Southwest...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Southwest Colorado Little League seniors compete in Texas

After winning the Colorado state championship, a team comprised of youth baseball players from Dove Creek, Dolores, and Cortez, traveled to Seguin, Texas for Southwest Regional Tournament, which...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Demolition Derby thrills big crowd at Fairgrounds Speedway

Smoke hovered above the track at Fairgrounds Speedway, the smell of funnel cake and hot dogs filled the air, sledgehammers striking metal could be heard in the distance, and excited fans packed...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Ranch Rodeo showcases traditional way of life

For as long as he can remember, longtime Cortez area resident Hardy Tozer has been around livestock. Not long after he could walk, a rope was placed in his hand, and not long after that, he sat in...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Demolition Derby set to thrill crowds at Montezuma County Fair

For those who enjoy the sound of crunching metal and the smell of radiator smoke, Fairgrounds Speedway will be the place to be this weekend as the annual Cortez Demolition Derby comes to town. Set...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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