No. 6 Delta handles M-CHS 42-6

It was another rough go for the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers on Saturday. Hosting the No. 6 ranked Delta Panthers, the M-CHS offense went three and out on five of its six first-half drives, while...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Southwest Colorado schools improve graduation rates

A summary of the education landscape in Southwest Colorado shows that school districts around the region are decreasing dropout and expulsion rates while the number of students graduating is...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain voters oust Heart, 3 council members

The Journal The Ute Mountain Ute tribe voted for change Friday, electing a new tribal chairman and three new tribal council members. In a landslide victory, Harold Cuthair was elected the new...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Dolores golfer enters first college season

Montezuma-Cortez graduate and former Dolores Lady Bears golfer Kiselya Plewe has begun play at the college level. Suiting up as a freshman for the Weber State University Wildcats, Plewe recorded a...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Osprey Packs CEO retires after 15 years

Osprey Packs CEO Tom Barney has retired after 15 years in charge of the Cortez-based company.Barney worked to grow the company from a small pack manufacturer to a large brand, expanding to 65...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Osprey pack sale draws huge crowds

Predawn alarms went off today as hundreds flocked to the annual Osprey pack sale at a warehouse on the outskirts of Cortez.By 6 a.m. a sagebrush field-turned parking lot was overflowing, and a line...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS softball team narrowly misses regional tournament

The Montezuma-Cortez softball team was just over four-thousandths of a point away from making the Class 3A Regional Tournament. Four-thousandths of 1 point. With its new Ratings Percentage Index...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez woman killed in motorcycle crash is identified

A 28-year-old woman who died in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night west of Durango was identified Thursday as Ashley Cooke from Cortez.Cooke was traveling west on U.S. Highway 160 toward Cortez...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lady Panthers battle with Bayfield

It would’ve been easy for the Montezuma-Cortez volleyball team to play timid against the Bayfield Wolverines. It would’ve been understandable as well. Bayfield was ranked No. 7 in the state in...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sheriff seeks additional deputies, jailers in budget

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is seeking a 2017 budget increase from county commissioners to hire four new deputies and six new jailers.The sheriff cites an increase in crime and service...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-energy Latin-American Duo del Sol will heat up auditorium

Guitarist Tom Farrell and violinist Javier Orman of Duo del Sol have been described as “avant-sonic acrobats” by LA Weekly and as a band with “exceptional genius” by I Am Entertainment Magazine....

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Homespun Supper brings in Santa Fe chefs

For the upcoming Homespun Supper, Montezuma School to Farm director Zoë Nelsen recruited her food-loving father and brother to deliver a memorable experience with Saturday's Homespun Supper.Michael...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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