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Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office announces winners in horse-naming contest

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has named six local elementary school students the winners in its contest to name the three equine members of the county’s Mounted Patrol. “Thank you to all...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT hiring snowplow drivers, maintenance workers

Colorado Department of Transportation is hiring permanent and seasonal full-time and part-time snowplow drivers and road maintenance workers across the state. Most positions start in November. Jobs...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Bluejays come from behind to beat Del Norte

Playing in its home opener, the Mancos High School football team overcame a slow start to defeat Del Norte, 20-12, on Friday. Keying the Bluejays victory were defensive after Del Norte scored...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS cross-country teams compete in Southwest Sunset Classic

As dusk enveloped Durango on Friday, the Montezuma-Cortez High School cross-country teams paced near the starting line of the Southwest Sunset Classic. Then, at the sound of the starting guns, the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos harriers race in Shiprock

Competing against 14 other schools at the Shiprock Invitational on Saturday, the Mancos High School boys and girls cross-country teams acquitted themselves well. Senior Simon Kearns led the way for...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bulldogs score impressive win over Sangre de Cristo

Squaring off against Sangre de Cristo on Saturday, the Dove Creek High School football team gave its home fans plenty to cheer about during a 40-22 victory. The win marked the first for the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

CSU Extension looking for volunteers for local advisory committee

The Montezuma County CSU Extension office is open for volunteers to serve on its local advisory committee. The advisory committee is a group composed primarily of individuals outside the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Club 20 plans informational meeting on Sept. 22

The Club 20 Montezuma County caucus has scheduled an informational meeting for Sept. 22, at Cortez City Hall. Club members will have the opportunity to elect county representatives to serve on the...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow falls in mountains near Telluride

The first recorded snow of the season fell last night in Southwest Colorado, blanketing mountain peaks above 12,000 feet. “I’d say it’s less than an inch. It is a sign that fall is here,” said...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thursday lightning strikes cause small fires near Cortez

Cortez firefighters responded to several small fires caused by lightning strikes during a brief thunderstorm Thursday afternoon. Assistant fire chief Shawn Bittle said three trees caught fire in...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears volleyball team appears in state rankings

Thanks to a 4-1 start to its season, the Dolores High School volleyball team is climbing the state Class 2A rankings. In the www.maxpreps.com poll on Sept. 12, the Lady Bears were ranked No. 5 in...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS soccer falls to Ridgway, remains winless

For brief moments during a home soccer game against Ridgway on Sept. 12, the Montezuma-Cortez High School boys flashed some potential. The vast majority of the game’s highlights belonged to Ridgway...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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