Local drivers ready to race at Fairgrounds Speedway

As evenings approach at Fairgrounds Speedway this weekend, Cortez’s local racing track will be alive with the roar of car engines as drivers from throughout the Four Corners hit the track for a...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sports physicals to be offered at Montezuma-Cortez High School

By Ian MacLaren For the Journal Students interested in obtaining sports physicals are encouraged to show up at the Southwest Medical Group’s School-Based Health Center located at Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Local swim teams perform well in Montrose meet

Competing at the Montrose Marlins Summer Open in Montrose on July 6-8, numerous swimmers from each of Cortez’s two swim teams earned Top 3 finishes, and both teams cracked the Top 10 in the overall...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango High lands new cross-country coach in Ken Flint

Durango High School didn’t have to look far to find its next cross-country coach, as the school named former Fort Lewis College coach Ken Flint as its next leader of the boys and girls programs. ...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Eli Tomac loses series lead after faltering at Red Bud motocross

Eli Tomac of Cortez surrendered his lead in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series on Saturday after a mechanical failure and crash at the Red Bud National in Buchanan, Michigan. Tomac, who had won...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hillcrest golf pro sets sights on new course

Durango’s golfers will soon be saying their goodbyes to Hillcrest Golf Club pro John Vickers, who will be moving on to the next phase in his career in the sport: ownership of his own 9-hole golf...

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

Ben Sonntag sprints to another win at Fat Tire 40

It was a Durango sweep at the Fat Tire 40 during Crested Butte Bike Week. Durango’s Ben Sonntag took the top spot on the podium in Crested Butte, beating fellow Durangoan Todd Wells in a sprint to...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Challenge of Silverton Mountain’s heli-ski expansion denied

An Interior Department appeals board has denied San Juan Citizens Alliance’s challenge of Silverton Mountain’s helicopter skiing expansion, arguing the alliance has no legal standing to file such a...

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

Musquin ends Tomac’s winning streak during Massachusetts motocross

Eli Tomac crashed twice in the second of two fiercely fought races with rival Marvin Musquin on Saturday to finish second in the Southwick National motocross in Massachusetts. It was Tomac’s first...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Tom Thompson gets ride of a lifetime in Mongolia

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 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Cowboy Half Marathon and 5K produce plenty of action

As music blared in the background courtesy of a booth set up by KSJD and banners of local businesses waved in the air, scores of runners took off from the starting line at 7 a.m. sharp to compete...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Eli Tomac stages comeback to win fifth straight motocross

Eli Tomac of Cortez staged a relentless comeback in the second of two races at the Tennessee National motocross on Saturday and claimed his fifth straight overall victory of the season. Tomac, who...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

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