Leopard Sharks swimmers excel at Seasonal Club Championships

Closing out a busy summer defined by warm weather and hot results, four members of the Cortez Leopard Sharks Swim Club traveled to Colorado Springs to compete in the Scottie Aschermann Memorial...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tomac comes from behind to win tiebreaker at Budds motocross

Eli Tomac of Cortez won the Budds Creek National on Saturday after a strong comeback in the first motocross race and a fast finish in the second. Entering Mechanicsville, Maryland, with a 15-point...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Brittney Whiteman set to lead talented M-CHS softball team

About 13 years after she pulled on a Montezuma-Cortez High School softball uniform for the last time, former Lady Panthers star player Brittney Whiteman is set to lead what she expects will be a...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS football team enters season with high expectations

Less than two weeks away from his team’s season-opening game against Bloomfield, Montezuma-Cortez High School football coach Scott Conklin is excited and brimming with confidence. The head coach’s...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School 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 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: More Sports

Burnout contest kicks off George Geer Memorial Car Show

Of the many events that take place in Cortez each summer, few are as unique as the burnout competition that kicks off the George Geer Memorial Car Show. Highlighted by a crowd filled with...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Eli Tomac will head Team USA in Motocross of Nations

Reigning motocross champion Eli Tomac of Cortez will lead Team USA in the 2018 FIM Motocross of Nations in October in Buchanan, Michigan. Team USA was announced Saturday at the Unadilla National...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tomac loses tiebreaker in blinding mud at Unadilla motocross

Eli Tomac of Cortez lost a tiebreaker Saturday to Marvin Musquin as the two raced in blinding rain and mud at the 450cc Unadilla National motocross in New Berlin, New York. Tomac, who entered the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School 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