Demons outlast Panthers, 77-66

The first half of the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers’ (3-10) game against the Durango Demons (9-4) lived up to the hype. For Cortez, the first quarter was the Engel brothers’ show. Aron and Jasen Engel...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez police likely to face lawsuit in Make My Day case

A Denver attorney has confirmed that a civil lawsuit is likely against the Cortez Police Department in connection to a 2014 Make My Day criminal trial. In a 1,154-word letter dated Jan. 12,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Quilt Co. trains a new generation of quilters

Quilting since last summer, 10-year-old Mercades has handcrafted a personalized Halloween bag, hanging chalkboard, a small throw quilt and a Christmas stocking. “I love the fabrics,” a smiling...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Six qualify for Cortez municipal election

Two incumbents, a retired electrician, a full-time mother, a family attorney and a journalist are vying for one of four available seats on the Cortez city council. Retired educator and Mayor Karen...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 6 10:38 a.m. A man was ticketed for alcohol possession and open container at City Park. Thursday Jan. 7 11:03 a.m. A woman was ticketed for dogs running at large after police...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain hosts ranchers at livestock symposium

Sixty ranchers attended a livestock symposium hosted by the Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch Enterprise Friday. Experts from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ute Mountain, Jicarilla, Navajo, and Hopi...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

M-CHS starts slow in league play

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers (3-9) opened Southwestern League play against Grand Junction Central (12-3) on Friday and Grand Junction (12-4) on Saturday. Central junior Kyle Blair was an obvious...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lady Panthers take two

There were 61 personal fouls, two technicals, a flagrant and 95 free throws attempted in the Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers’ win over Grand Junction Central (6-10) on Friday evening. It was more of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

New rules limit gas flaring, venting

As part of President Barack Obama’s clean energy agenda, U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced Friday a proposal to update 30-year-old regulations to reduce flaring and venting from...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff blotter

Tuesday, Jan. 5 3:01 p.m. Deputies investigated a pelt theft from a residence on the 200 block of Central Avenue in Dolores. Pelts from two bobcats valued at $400 and a coyote pelt valued at $75...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

Bond lowered for Baxstrom in attempted-murder case

Bond was lowered this week for a Cortez man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his common-law wife. Filed by defense attorneys Richard Sims and Cameron Seacrist, a motion to reduce...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Putt putt tournament aims to help area nonprofits

On Feb. 6, Onward! will host a nine-hole mini-golf tournament at nine restaurant venues in downtown Cortez. This event will raise funds for the Onward! endowment fund that distributes grants to...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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