Sports

Southwest Colorado Little League senior team wins state championship

For the third straight season, an all-star team of players from Cortez, Dolores and Dove Creek has captured a Little League Baseball state title in Colorado’s senior division. The 15- and...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Southwest Colorado Little League intermediate team hosts state tournament

For a group of all-stars in the Southwest Colorado Little League’s intermediate division, last weekend presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete for a state championship in front of...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Spanglers dominate slick track at Fairgrounds Speedway

For as long as the dirt track at Fairgrounds Speedway has been existence, it has been known as one of the slickest and most challenging in the country. Drivers who have raced it rave about the...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Durango’s Tom Thompson, U.S. finish second at BMW Motorrad challenge

Tom Thompson set out to test his off-road riding skills as part of the U.S. team for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy challenge in Mongolia. He was tested and rewarded, as the Durangoan and...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Purgatory deals with financial hit from 416 Fire

Many employees at Purgatory Resort are on a two-week furlough, other employees have had their hours reduced and some positions have been eliminated as the resort deals with the financial hit of a...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Young rodeo cowboy Isaiah Ethington already a star

For almost as long as 13-year-old Isaiah Ethington can remember, animals have been a part of his life. Horses have been some of his best friends, and cattle have become as familiar as the back of...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Local swimmers perform well in Durango Summer Invite

Throughout the Durango Summer Invite swim meet on June 9-10, swimmers from the Mesa Verde Aquatics Club and the Cortez Leopard Sharks teams consistently finished races at the top of the standings....

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

2018 Cortez Burst Triathlon to kick off series of summer races

This year’s Cortez Burst Triathlon will be the city’s ninth, and the first Burst to be officially included in a series on the Western Slope. The triathlon, held on July Fourth each year, includes...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Barrel racers steal show at Ute Mountain Roundup

On an evening that featured powerful bulls, bucking broncs and some of the best rodeo cowboys in the business, a set of inspiring barrel racers stole the show. Cortez resident Autumnrain Chee’s...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Mancos junior high student to ride bulls at national finals

Cooper McClain, a Mancos Middle School student, will represent the Ute Mountain High School Rodeo team in Tennessee next week in one of the most intense events of the sport. The 14-year-old will...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Mancos student hopes to become first-generation rodeo star

Rhiley Montoya will compete in three events at the National High School Rodeo Association’s junior high finals next week, in what she hopes will be another step in a lifelong career. The...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Illegal mountain bike trail in Hermosa destroyed by rangers

Local volunteers helped rangers from the Columbine District of the San Juan National Forest destroy an illegal mountain bike trail southeast of the Hermosa Creek Campground. The rogue path was in...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports