Cortez

Pilots of crashed plane encountered bad weather

The plane that crashed Sept. 5 in western San Juan County encountered “instrument flying conditions” over western Colorado, but neither of the two pilots aboard were qualified to fly in such bad...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five candidates running for Southern Ute tribal council

Five have announced candidacy for two seats on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s tribal council as elders carry on with recall efforts to oust five sitting members and the chairman. Incumbent Alex...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superfund and property values

At the last conference with stakeholders affected by the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill, the Environmental Protection Agency was at a loss to provide specific details about Superfunds, except for one...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Symphony kicks off concert season

The San Juan Symphony, featuring guest conductor Blake Richardson and renowned cello soloist Inbal Segev will kick off Southwest Colorado Concerts’ new season in a new venue – the state-of-the-art...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge guides grand jury

Sixteen area residents were impaneled for a grand jury on Wednesday. They are likely to meet periodically over the next several months. Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker provided an overview...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk close gap in history at Mesa Verde park

It seems unlikely, but a healthy elk population resides in the parched canyons and bluffs of Mesa Verde National Park. About 150 elk live in the park, and they are mostly non-migratory, said park...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wrongly charged woman free after 6 months in jail

Vehicular homicide charges have been dropped against a Farmington, N.M., woman after she spent nearly six months in the Montezuma County jail awaiting trial. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jonathan...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volleyball hangs with Monument Valley

Hanging with the Monument Valley Mustangs (3-2) is no small task. But the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers (3-7) managed to do a decent job during Tuesday’s volleyball match. The Panthers were swept in...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Runners run well at Sunset Classic

The Southwest Sunset XC Classic at Hillcrest Golf Course in Durango last Friday had the atmosphere of a party. But there was still a race to be run – amid the music, glow sticks and glow necklaces...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lady Panthers lose close one to Durango

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers (1-3) came up just short of knocking off the Durango Demons (2-5) during Tuesday’s softball matchup. Durango struck first with two runs in the top of the first inning,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers give up 10 goals to Durango

Durango sophomore Elijah Fenton had two goals in the first nine minutes against Montezuma-Cortez on Tuesday. And the Demons continued to pile it on, leading 6-0 by the 16th minute. “It was an...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers golfers prepare for regionals

After meets in Durango and Cortez this week, Montezuma-Cortez golfers are heading to postseason play. On Monday the team played Dalton Ranch in Durango, and Cristoffer Rudosky led the Panthers with...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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