Cortez

U.S. official confirms investigation on Ute Mountain Ute reservation

A U.S. Justice Department spokesperson has confirmed that federal officials are actively investigating a case on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation southwest of Cortez. After receiving a tip about a...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local 4-H members win big at Colorado State Fair

Local 4-H members from throughout Montezuma County earned the opportunity to send their projects to the Colorado State Fair by being first in their division and age group at the Montezuma County...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Panther paint

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Briefs

County landfill hosts food drive The Montezuma County landfill will be hosting a food drive on Saturday, Oct. 3. In lieu of payment for dumping, customers can pay with nonperishable food items that...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmentalists stop grazing on monument

A coalition of environmental groups have forced public land managers to delay a grazing permit decision on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Grand Canyon Trust, Western Watershed Project,...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS runners compete in GJ

The Montezuma-Cortez cross-country team raced at the Anna Banana Memorial Wildcat Invitational in Grand Junction on Saturday, Sept. 26. Going into the race, head coach Paul Koops said he expected...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Heli-skiing plan hits delay

DENVER – Federal officials are conducting an environmental review stemming from a proposal to diversify terrain for helicopter skiing at Silverton Mountain. The review – conducted under the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Purgatory plans Nov. 21 opening

Purgatory Resort is making a bold prediction that the start of the ski mountain’s 50th season will begin before Thanksgiving. A statement released Tuesday announced skiers will be able to hit the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Panthers outscore Bayfield, 5-3

There were five goals in the first half of Montezuma-Cortez’s home soccer game against Bayfield on Tuesday. And Panthers junior Manny Martinez was responsible for three of them. Colton Fine scored...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Durango sweeps Panthers

New interim head coach and Jaynee Crockett and volunteer assistant Casey Kennedy were present on the Montezuma-Cortez bench during the Panthers’ volleyball match against Durango on Tuesday. But...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers prepare for homecoming on a high note after first win

After winning their first game of the season against Ignacio last week, the Panthers (1-3) return to Cortez on Friday for a homecoming matchup against the Gunnison Cowboys (2-2). The Panthers...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

A heads-up view on concussions

It’s not just the National Football League that is battling a concussion crisis. The Montezuma-Cortez athletic department is also working to prevent head injuries. Concussions have been a...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports