Trial nears in Samoa-Cortez fraud

A Durango prosecutor has requested that the Samoan ambassador to the United Nations be allowed to testify via video against a Utah man accused of spearheading an international scam in Montezuma...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlocking the mystery of the Four Corners Hot Spot

A silver van rolls slowly down a narrow road on the edge of Bayfield. With its darkly tinted windows and government plates, the van has an ominous appearance, and impatient drivers pull around the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

High School Highlights

FOOTBALL STANDOUTS Zach McDonald (M-CHS) While the Panthers struggled on offense in a 42-0 loss to Bayfield, McDonald anchored the defense with 12 total tackles, including eight solo tackles and...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Titans bound for Super Bowl

For the first time in its 11-year history, the Montezuma Titans football organization will send two teams to the Young American Football League Super Bowl. The Titans’ fourth- and fifth-grade teams...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Panthers looking to Olathe after 42-0 loss

The Panthers are moving forward. After last week’s 42-0 loss to Bayfield, in which they gained only 59 yards offensively, interim head coach Scott Conklin and the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers are...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Marching Panthers march to state

For the 33rd time in the past 35 years, the Montezuma-Coretz marching band is once again heading to state. After placing first in their class at regionals in Grand Junction, the marching Panthers...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

The Very Scary Time Trial

What: The first annual Very Scary Time Trial Who: Montezuma Land Conservancy and the City of Cortez When: Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. Where: The course will be the complete 9-mile...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Sheriff blotter

Monday, Aug. 29 3 p.m. Cruzan Construction officials reported that $5,660 in cash was stolen from five employee paycheck envelopes. Fingerprints were collected. Two stereos, chainsaw, elk mount,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Folsom releases ‘Big Buffet’

More than a decade of musical inspiration came together for Herb Folsom during a winterlong song writing session that resulted in “The Big Buffet,” released this year. “Making this album has been...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Community Calendar

Email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Researchers find an answer to invasive cheatgrass

For Ann Kennedy, the “aha” moment didn’t come in a lab, but rather on an early spring day some 25 years ago in a field in Pullman, Washington. The USDA Agricultural Research Service soil scientist...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Football Roundup: Panthers shut out; Dove Creek wins again

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers were shutout by the No. 5 Bayfield Wolverines on Friday, 42-0. The Panthers were stifled by the Wolverines’ defense and held to just 59 total offensive yards. Bayfield...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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