Lt. Gov. Garcia reads to area preschoolers

Earlier this year, pediatricians at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that reading to a toddler activates brain networks that support budding literacy. This week, Colorado Lt....

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer tourism sees uptick from 2014

Summer tourism got off to a hot and fast start this year, with local industry experts reporting a better season than 2014. Kelly Kirkpatrick, director of local tourism marketing arm Mesa Verde...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cue the lawsuits over the greater sage grouse

Last week’s long- awaited decision that the greater sage grouse does not need Endangered Species Act protections was no surprise to anyone who’s been following the bird’s saga. The federal Fish...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

2015 Montezuma County Fair Partial Results

4-H Divisions4-H projects are divided in to junior (8-10 years old), intermediate (11-13), and senior (14-18). A few contests are divided into junior (8-13) and senior (14-18).Cake DecoratingUnit 1...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Thoughts Along the Way: A shared Song

I wonder how many of us have ever said, “I can’t sing.” Not – “I can’t sing like (name your favorite singer).” We just flat out deny our ability, when in fact we all can sing. Some of us negate...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Gail in the Garden: Here are guidelines to growing apple trees in Montezuma County

You can slice them, you can dice them, you can juice them, you can sauce them, you can use them in pies, fritters, dumplings and pastry. Yes – it’s apple season!The return of apple season each year...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Pope charts a new direction in U.S.

In Congress and at a parish school, at the United Nations and a city jail, Pope Francis spent a whirlwind U.S. visit bridging the realms of the disadvantaged and elite, trying to turn the attention...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Faith

Pet of the Week

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Pet of the Week

The Cortez CCC Camp: Chestnut Street in 1940

This is the first of two articles about the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, located at the north edge of Cortez before World War II. Very little remains of the camp, but historic photos and old...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | COLUMN: Looking back

M-CHS softball team drops double-header in Grand Junction

The Montezua-Cortez softball team dropped both games in its double-header against Grand Junction Central on Saturday. In the first game, Grand Junction Central scored 15 runs in three innings and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Volleyball coaches reportedly fired

The Montezuma-Cortez volleyball team traveled to Fruita Monument and Grand Junction for games on Friday and Saturday this weekend, and they did so without former head coach Andi Pickens. Pickens...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers get a win at Ignacio

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers got a tally in the win column on Friday with a 26-14 win over Ignacio. Senior quarterback Cordell Ridings led the way with three touchdowns. Ridings rushed for 60...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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