Spirit Squads back in action

The Montezuma-Cortez spirit squads made their first appearance of the school year during the junior varsity football game on Monday evening. Under second-year coaches Emily Martin and assistant...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Rodeo team to host competition

The Ute Mountain High School Rodeo Team will host a Colorado State High School Rodeo Association rodeo this weekend at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The rodeo begins on Saturday, Sept. 5 at...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Junior varsity wins opener against Ignacia, 12-6

The Montezuma-Cortez junior varsity football team won its season-opener against Ignacio on Monday, 12-6. After freshman Cole Herrmann scored on a quarterback sneak in the first half, both defenses...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers prepare for Miyamura without Gurney

After a recent coaching change, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers and new interim head coach Scott Conklin are looking forward to Friday’s home game against Miyamura. Unfortunately, the Panthers will...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mrs. Colorado pageant seeks contestant from Montezuma County

For The Cortez Journal The Mrs. Colorado America Pageant is accepting applications from married women to represent Montezuma County as a state finalist on April 16 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Local auction, sale planned for Labor Day weekend

In the market for a pair of Victorian ladies shoes or a 1940s gas station ticket writer? Antiques and collectible hunters in Cortez have their choice of Labor Day weekend sales and auctions this...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Southwest Colorado lags in health coverage

DENVER – Counties in southwest Colorado lag the rest of the state in closing the uninsured health gap, according to a report released Tuesday. The Colorado Health Access Survey, which was...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

One family in Christ, with values in sync?

I’ve been thinking recently about the phrase “family values.” This is a concept that inhabits both the religious and the political spheres. The extent to which those spheres influence the actual...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along the Way

Part 4: A pioneer experience

After everyone was awake at Elk Mountain campsite, I told the Captain I thought it would be a good time to eat as we hadn’t eaten since we left this water two or three days ago. He gave the order...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | COLUMN: Looking back

Civil Air Patrol squadron joins search and rescue exercise

On the final weekend of August, clear skies greeted members of Civil Air Patrol’s Cortez Senior Squadron for honing their aerial search and rescue skills. The local squadron hosted a base in their...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Engleharts grateful for support during sad time

The family of Jim Englehart wants to express their gratitude and thanks for the outpouring of love, concern and support during this sad time. We were overwhelmed by all the cards, emails, texts,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Good friends make the world go around

Dear Friends, Nice to visit with you at my “farewell party” on August 30 at the Elks. A special thanks to all who made the fanciful appetizers and Odis for playing great music. Good friends make...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

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