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Kirk Archibeque gives back to Cortez during basketball camp

Sporting chiseled arms, powerful legs and a 6-foot-8-inch frame, Kirk Archibeque certainly fits the profile of a professional basketball player. What stood out during Archibeque’s four-day...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | UPDATED: 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado all-stars fall in Texas

After making a 1,000-mile drive to Seguin, Texas, an all-star team made up of players from the Four Corners took on July 22 for games against state champion teams from New Mexico and Louisiana. The...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Spangler family of Dove Creek knows speed

For as long as he can remember, 16-year-old Dove Creek native Camron Spangler has lived and breathed dirt track racing. So, too, has his older brother, Brody Spangler, who began twisting bolts and...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado all-stars capture state title

Thanks to strong pitching, timely hitting and nearly flawless defense, a Little League all-star team from Southwest Colorado is headed to the U.S. regional tournament in Texas.The team’s...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Cortez Leopard Sharks qualify 8 for state meet

After a long summer filled with practices, eight members of the Cortez Leopard Sharks swim team are headed to the state meet thanks to impressive performances at the West Slope Championships in...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Southwest Colorado advances in state Little League tournament

Stepping onto the mound moments before throwing out the game’s opening pitch on Wednesday, Caleb Compton smiled as about 30 young fans seated down the third-base line chanted his name. Then, over...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Cortez swim teams compete in Montrose

With the summer swim season quickly winding down, several local swimmers traveled to Montrose on July 7-9, to compete in the Montrose Marlins Invitational. Among the most successful locals at the...

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

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Cortez set to host state Little League tournament

One year after winning the state tournament and qualifying for the Regional Little League Tournament in Texas, the Southwest Colorado Little League (Cortez) senior team will look to defend its...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Burst Triathlon provides exciting start to Fourth of July

Fourteen hours before fireworks sparkled over Cortez on July Fourth, triathletes came together at the Cortez Municipal Pool to participate in the eighth annual Cortez Burst Triathlon. Among those...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Pro basketball player to host free camp in Cortez

Fifteen years after he helped lead the Montezuma-Cortez High School basketball team to the Class 4A state championship, professional basketball star Kirk Archibeque is set to host a free basketball...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Swimmers post strong showing in Telluride

Approaching the wall in the 200-yard freestyle, Mesa Verde Aquatics Team member Erin Lawrence nearly 30 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. The big lead did not deter Lawrence from a strong...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Cortez Micro baseball team wins championship

With a bat resting just above his shoulder and his eyes focused intently on an incoming pitch, 8-year-old Cortez resident Trey looked like a Big League star, albeit a miniature one.So, too, did...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports