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Lady Panthers’ tennis team struggles against Durango

Although victories evaded the Montezuma-Cortez High School girls tennis team during its home match against Durango on April 11, Christopher Kelley remained positive. “Every time we play, we get...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers baseball team blasts Monticello

Less than one week after M-CHS junior Cutter Matthews said that his team needed work on its hitting, the Panthers offense exploded in route to a 13-3 five-inning victory over Monticello on April...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Dolores girls’ golf team takes on Hillcrest

Known for its difficult tee shots and blazingly fast greens, Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango, has a way of intimidating even the most seasoned golfers. Thus, when the Dolores High School girls team...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Enviros sue Colorado, feds over predator plan

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services on Wednesday over a controversial Colorado predator-control program aimed at reducing mountain lions and bears....

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local nurses recognized for service

The Southwest Colorado Area Health Education Center recognized two local health professionals for their leadership skills during an awards banquet in Durango on March 17. Montezuma County Health...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Woman dies after crashing on Colorado 145, rolling into waterway

A 50-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash occurred on...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chamber hosts Roaring ’20s event

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce presents the Gin and Jazz social banquet and fundraiser on April 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. The annual spring banquet theme is The...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Painter Hughes starts Mesa Verde residency in May

Watercolor painter Larry Hughes will serve as Mesa Verde National Park’s artist-in-residence from May 1 through May 13. Local residents and visitors are welcomed to join Hughes for a nature walk...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Group campaigns for climate discussion in Cortez

Local advocacy groups REAP of Southwest Colorado and Montezuma Alliance for Unity plan a film and essay contest in Cortez building up to their rally and march in Cortez City Park on April 29. The...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Easter events and services in the Cortez area

The Journal Planning your Easter weekend? Whether you are a hunter, gatherer or spiritual type, there’s a lot to do this weekend in the Cortez area. Here’s a look at Easter egg hunts, church...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lady Panthers battle tough competition on the courts

Points did not come easily for the Montezuma-Cortez High School girls tennis team last weekend as the team was dominated by Fruita Monument on April 8 and Grand Junction on April 9. Representing...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos track teams compete in Ignacio

Competing at the Abel Velasquez Invitational on April 8, several Mancos High School track athletes earned spots on the podium and produced lifetime best results. Pacing the Mancos boys’ team were...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports