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 | 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 | 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

American Tejay van Garderen in Tour of Utah yellow; Sepp Kuss chasing

American Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team has started strong in his first Tour of Utah since 2011, while Durango’s Sepp Kuss has helped power one of the top teams through the opening two...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Competitor dies in swim leg of Boulder Ironman triathlon

BOULDER – An athlete died a day after being pulled from the water during the Boulder Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Colorado. It was the third death in four years of Ironman competitions in Boulder. A...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School 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

Six from Durango named to USA Cycling’s mountain bike world championships roster

Durango-based mountain bikers could fill a private jet when they load up for the world championships next month. Six of the 41 riders selected for the USA Cycling roster for the 2018 International...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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