Denver-based company acquires 2nd Utah ski resort

SALT LAKE CITY – A fast-growing ski resort company is buying another Utah property less than a year after it acquired a ski resort east of Salt Lake City. The Denver-based Alterra Mountain Company...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School 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 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: More Sports

Outdoor skills weekend planned for Western Colorado women

Women who want to gain valuable outdoor skills, learn about wildlife and receive an introduction to hunting and fishing are invited to attend a “Cast and Blast” weekend workshop, July 13-15,...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Eli Tomac wins fourth straight motocross, by a tiebreaker

Eli Tomac of Cortez bounced back from his first moto loss of the season Saturday to win a fourth straight title, beating back a challenge from rival Marvin Musquin at High Point Raceway. Musquin...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School 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

Bulls thrill fans during second night of Ute Mountain Roundup

Stepping into an arena with an angry bull is not a task fit for the faint of heart. Just ask bullfighter Eli Sharkey, whose face and body came painstakingly close to the horns of one of the angry...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ute Mountain Roundup opens with a bang

As the clock struck seven and the sun shone down at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on June 7, multicolored fireworks shot into the air as the 88th rendition of the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Former M-CHS state champion Austin Wagner flying high

Since the last time Montezuma-Cortez High School sports fans saw Austin Wagner at the Colorado State Track and Field Championships just over one year ago, he has grown a bit more muscular and he...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Leopard Sharks’ swimmers excel in hometown meet

With the sun shining down and green and black flags hanging above the water, scores of swimmers arrived at the Cortez Municipal Pool this weekend to participate in the Cortez Leopard Sharks...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tomac wins third straight motocross with victory at Thunder Valley

Eli Tomac of Cortez remained undefeated in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series on Saturday with a sweep at the 450MX Thunder Valley National in Lakewood. It was his third straight overall victory in...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports