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

Santa Fe weighs unruly parent policy at school sports events

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe School Board is weighing a policy that could result in student athletes being cut from a team if their parents continuously act out at sporting events. The Santa Fe New...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Delta Suckla places in Top 20 at state swim meet

For many young swimmers, the grandiose nature of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s swimming facility would cause jitters. By no means intimidated by one of Colorado’s finest pools, however, Delta Suckla...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Weekend races at Fairgrounds Speedway thrill local fans

As dust flew through the air and the roar of the wind drowned out the roar of the engines, drivers circled the track at Fairgrounds Speedway on July 27 and July 28 with tight grips on their...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Eli Tomac crashes at Washougal motocross, rallies to win

Eli Tomac of Cortez crashed in the second motocross Saturday at the Washougal National, then charged to the front to win the title and widen his series lead over rival Marvin Musquin. His speed was...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Montezuma-Cortez athletes must sign up for ArbiterAthlete

Montezuma-Cortez High School has joined the Arbiter system, now required for all athletes and their parents, according to a news release from the school. Arbiter will be used to help take care of...

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

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