Court gives lynx ‘fighting chance’ in SW Colorado

A U.S. District Court has ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider its decision to exclude the Canada lynx’s entire southern Rocky Mountain range — which includes Southwest Colorado —...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature places 911 system under the microscope

DENVER – In the wake of 911 outages in Southwest Colorado and throughout the state, lawmakers are looking at the future of the system and how to regulate it. A legislative committee is examining...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Telluride thumps M-CHS

It’s time to shake things up. At least that’s what Montezuma-Cortez soccer coach Sean Fitzgerald thought after the Panthers’ 8-0 loss to Telluride on Thursday. The Miners got two goals from Fabio...

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

Harvest moon rises over Montezuma County

The harvest moon – the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox on Sept. 22 – rose Friday over Cortez as a crowd gathered for the Montezuma-Cortez High School homecoming game. The moon officially...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio spoils M-CHS homecoming

It was a disappointing homecoming for the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers. M-CHS led Ignacio 12-11 at the break on Friday night at Panther Stadium. But the Bobcats shut down the Panthers offense in the...

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

Panther golf team wraps up regular season

The Montezuma-Cortez golf team wrapped up its 2016 regular season last Friday at Monte Vista Golf Club. Playing in their fifth and final Intermountain League meet of the year, the Panthers finished...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez program emphasizes instruction and leadership

Over the past two years, three Cortez elementary schools have been participating in a University of Virginia turnaround program to get them back on track. In May, the three schools — Kemper,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Election ballots go out the week of Oct. 17

The Nov. 8 general election will be by mail ballot. Beginning the week of Oct. 17, mail ballots will be sent to all active, registered voters to the address on your voter registration. If you are...

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

County, Mancos,Dolores face internet, library votes

The November ballot for local towns and Montezuma county is relatively light this year, but there will be plenty of action at the state and national level. The Nov. 8 general election will be by...

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

Cortez students test below state averages; sixth grade improves

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District reported gains on raising the performance of its struggling students, but it fell far short of the state average in every grade level for performance in...

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

Cortez council endorses Phil’s World expansion, brewery

At their meeting Tuesday, Cortez City Council members unanimously approved a liquor license for Cortez’s third craft brewery. WildEdge Brewing Collective is scheduled to open next year at 111 N....

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

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