Fairgrounds Speedway set to host races this weekend

As the Montezuma County Fair gets underway this weekend, livestock will not be the only attraction thanks to a full slate of International Motor Contest Association-sanctioned car races that will...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

NFL concussion payout could jump by $400 million

PHILADELPHIA – Lawyers representing former NFL players estimated Wednesday that payouts from the concussion settlement with the league will top $1.4 billion, a $400 million jump because of...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Olympian joins effort to help kids get access to special care

Three-time Olympian Todd Wells retired from professional mountain biking after the 2017 season. While the nation’s top mountain bikers tackle the trails in West Virginia at the national...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Tomac runs down Musquin to win the Spring Creek motocross

Rebounding from a disastrous race two weeks ago in Michigan, Eli Tomac of Cortez raced from sixth place to overtake rival Marvin Musquin for the lead and the title with just two laps to go in the...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Southwest Colorado Little League wraps up successful summer season

With sunset less than three hours away and a light breeze blowing over Parque de Vida on July 14, Tim Passell knelt in a circle of young baseball players wearing baseball caps and holding baseball...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Southwest Colorado Little League senior team wins state championship

For the third straight season, an all-star team of players from Cortez, Dolores and Dove Creek has captured a Little League Baseball state title in Colorado’s senior division. The 15- and...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Southwest Colorado Little League intermediate team hosts state tournament

For a group of all-stars in the Southwest Colorado Little League’s intermediate division, last weekend presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete for a state championship in front of...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Local swimmers win at Western Slope meet

Competing in the Western Slope Championships, which featured 20 teams and some of the top swimmers in Colorado, several local swimmers stood out. Among the most successful swimmers at the three-day...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Spanglers dominate slick track at Fairgrounds Speedway

For as long as the dirt track at Fairgrounds Speedway has been existence, it has been known as one of the slickest and most challenging in the country. Drivers who have raced it rave about the...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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