Dolores football team set to kick off new era

For the first few minutes of every practice, all appears normal for the Dolores High School football team. As players stretch and warm up, coaches talk amongst themselves and make last-minute...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Leopard Sharks swimmers excel at Seasonal Club Championships

Closing out a busy summer defined by warm weather and hot results, four members of the Cortez Leopard Sharks Swim Club traveled to Colorado Springs to compete in the Scottie Aschermann Memorial...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tomac comes from behind to win tiebreaker at Budds motocross

Eli Tomac of Cortez won the Budds Creek National on Saturday after a strong comeback in the first motocross race and a fast finish in the second. Entering Mechanicsville, Maryland, with a 15-point...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bull Draw Fire slows as weather favors firefighters

The Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grew 130 acres on Friday, to 28,130 acres. The fire was 21 percent contained, and 307 personnel were working on the fire, according to the Minnesota Incident...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez becomes a top destination for Colorado Life magazine

FORT COLLINS – Colorado’s only statewide general-interest magazine can’t seem to get enough of Cortez and Montezuma County. Half of Colorado Life magazine’s 2018 issues have featured or will...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

Plateau Fire reaches 19,554 acres as interior pocket burns

The Plateau Fire reached 19,554 acres this week – up 3,254 acres since Aug. 12 – as green areas inside the containment area burned. The fire’s containment also increased, reaching 95 percent, up...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Brittney Whiteman set to lead talented M-CHS softball team

About 13 years after she pulled on a Montezuma-Cortez High School softball uniform for the last time, former Lady Panthers star player Brittney Whiteman is set to lead what she expects will be a...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS football team enters season with high expectations

Less than two weeks away from his team’s season-opening game against Bloomfield, Montezuma-Cortez High School football coach Scott Conklin is excited and brimming with confidence. The head coach’s...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

San Juan National Forest lifts most closures near Burro Fire

A fire area closure around the Burro Fire has been lifted. The Burro Fire started on June 8 and burned 4,792 acres. It is 95 percent contained, but is still smoking in some areas, including...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Paths to Mesa Verde meeting is Aug. 21

An update on the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde Trail between Mancos and Cortez will be given on Aug. 21, from 6-7 p.m. at Mancos Town Hall, 117 N. Main St. The 17-mile, multiuse trail will connect...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bocinsky selected for research and director position at Crow Canyon

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center has announced that Dr. Kyle Bocinsky, Ph.D., has been appointed the first William D. Lipe Chair in Research and Director of the Research Institute at Crow...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grows to 26,370 acres

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, has grown to 26,370 acres, the Type 2 Blue Team said. Containment was at 19 percent on Wednesday, compared with an...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News