The bean business on the Great Sage Plain: Part I

The area of southwest Colorado referred to as The Great Sage Plain – roughly the area between Cortez in Montezuma County and Dove Creek in Dolores County – has a long farming history. That history...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | COLUMN: Looking back

Panthers aim for Pepsi Center

Montezuma-Cortez junior Briggs Durban racked up a 4-1 record and was named to the all-conference team during the Southwest League Duals last Saturday in Fruita. Competing in duals against Grand...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Free throws, free throws, free throws

Missed layups and free throws came back to bite the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers (3-15) in a 63-50 loss to the Durango Demons (12-7) on Tuesday evening. The Panthers got off to a great start by...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango blasts Lady Panthers

The momentum in a basketball game can swing in an instant.But during Tuesday night’s contest between the Durango Demons (13-4) and Montezuma-Cortez Lady Panthers (7-10), it swung in favor of...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Where to put 3,000 new gas wells in Southwest Colorado?

For some, it’s obvious: Why wouldn’t you meticulously plan the location of a predicted 3,000 new oil and gas wells to protect natural lands like Mesa Verde National Park and Phil’s World mountain...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS swimmers heading to state

Sam Bagge, Jenna Barner, Shundiin Kauffman and Kayla Hageman all punched their tickets to the Colorado Class 4A swimming and diving state championship last weekend during the regional meet in Grand...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Colorado Love Outdoor gear store opens on Main Street

A new outdoor gear store has opened in downtown Cortez. Colorado Love Outdoors sells camping, boating, and hiking gear, plus skateboards and blading equipment. Owners Jeff Mobley and Michelle...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil-and-gas lease near McPhee withdrawn

The BLM has withdrawn a proposed oil-and-gas lease sale over concerns that it was too close to McPhee dam, officials say. Parcel 7379 is a 720-acre piece of private land with federal subsurface...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interim superintendent to be named

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board is expected to name Lori Haukeness as the district’s interim superintendent Tuesday, according to the board’s agenda. She could be leading the district until...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS basketball teams have it rough

The Montezuma-Cortez basketball program had a rough weekend, with both its boys’ and girls’ teams dropping two consecutive games. The Lady Panthers fell in road games to Monte Vista and Centauri,...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez local wins Kick Down Flyweight Championship

On Jan. 16, 2016, Joey Trevino took down defending champion Vince Vue in a three-round decision for the Kick Down Flyweight Championship in Aurora, Colorado.But the 27-year-old Cortez resident...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Who ya got in the Bowl?

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will kick off Super Bowl 50 at 4:30 p.m. Mountain time today, pinning the Broncos’ wily 18-year pro Peyton Manning against the Panthers’ dual-threat...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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