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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

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

Escalante Days bike race draws top riders to Dolores

As smoke from the Plateau Fire hovered in the air and flames erupted along a hillside in the distance, more than 125 mountain bikers arrived for the annual Escalante Days Bike Race on Aug. 11....

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Burnout contest kicks off George Geer Memorial Car Show

Of the many events that take place in Cortez each summer, few are as unique as the burnout competition that kicks off the George Geer Memorial Car Show. Highlighted by a crowd filled with...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Victoria Duran impresses at prestigious swim meet

Competing under sunny skies at the Arena Western Zone Senior Championships in Fresno, California, July 31 through Aug. 3, Cortez native Victoria Duran cemented her status as one of Southwest...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Southwest Colorado Little League seniors compete in Texas

After winning the Colorado state championship, a team comprised of youth baseball players from Dove Creek, Dolores, and Cortez, traveled to Seguin, Texas for Southwest Regional Tournament, which...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Erin Lawrence shines at state swim meet

Although she is just 10 years old, Mesa Verde Aquatics Club team member Erin Lawrence already ranks as one of the most accomplished swimmers in the Cortez area. So it wasn’t surprising when the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition Derby thrills big crowd at Fairgrounds Speedway

Smoke hovered above the track at Fairgrounds Speedway, the smell of funnel cake and hot dogs filled the air, sledgehammers striking metal could be heard in the distance, and excited fans packed...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Ranch Rodeo showcases traditional way of life

For as long as he can remember, longtime Cortez area resident Hardy Tozer has been around livestock. Not long after he could walk, a rope was placed in his hand, and not long after that, he sat in...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Demolition Derby set to thrill crowds at Montezuma County Fair

For those who enjoy the sound of crunching metal and the smell of radiator smoke, Fairgrounds Speedway will be the place to be this weekend as the annual Cortez Demolition Derby comes to town. Set...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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