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Montezuma-Cortez CMAS scores improve; SATs dip

Elementary and middle school students in Montezuma-Cortez schools showed improvement in English and math test scores, according to results released last week by the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College alum ready to rebuild M-CHS team

After he was hired to coach Montezuma-Cortez High School’s boys soccer team earlier this year, Dawson Emrich looked at his team’s projected roster and pored over the program’s recent results. In...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Canyons museum offers free day, events for anniversary

The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Former and current staff, volunteers and the public are invited to enjoy...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest to begin hiring for 2019 season

Hiring for spring jobs on the San Juan National Forest and across the Rocky Mountain Region will begin Sept. 14, according to a press release from the forest on Monday. More than 60 temporary jobs...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bull Draw Fire slows as weather favors firefighters

The Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grew to 28,390 acres by Saturday morning. The fire was 21 percent contained, and more than 300 personnel worked on the fire, according to the Minnesota...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | CATEGORY: High School Sports