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

Rob Yates Cowboy Golf Tournament set to tee off

Among the many unique events taking place in Cortez during rodeo week, the Cowboy Golf Tournament stands out as one of the most meaningful. Founded four years ago after former Ute Mountain Roundup...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Sepp Kuss provides ‘sense of awe’ in Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Sepp Kuss left his fellow racers in awe Saturday at the 46th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Kuss, a 2013 Durango High School graduate, chased down Albuquerque’s Mark Aasmundstad halfway up the...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Citizens Tour draws a diverse mix of cyclists

Adam Rothermich traveled from Kansas City, Kansas, with his wife to participate in the McDonald’s Citizens Tour to Silverton with more than a thousand others at the 46th annual Iron Horse Bicycle...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Keep all the fish you catch, and be paid for pike

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced a couple of unusual fishing opportunities in reservoirs in the state.An emergency fish salvage at Trujillo Meadows Reservoir, west of Antonito in Conejos...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

One-armed golfer honing skills at Conquistador

Standing on the driving range at Conquistador Golf Course and consistently driving balls toward flags 200 yards in front of him, Jeremy Barton looks no different than an average everyday golfer....

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Tomac finishes second in thrilling run for the title

Eli Tomac wrapped up a thrilling come-from-behind run for the AMA Supercross title season on Saturday night, finishing second in the Las Vegas 450SX main event and second in the 2017 championship...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Fairgrounds Speedway set to host sprint cars

For the first time in nearly 20 years, sprint cars will fire up their engines and compete at Fairgrounds Speedway in Cortez. Billed as one of the best shows of the decade, races will take place on...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Heli-ski terrain expansion near Silverton approved

A controversial expansion of helicopter skiing terrain near Silverton was approved Wednesday by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM announced in its Final Environmental Assessment that it...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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