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Aiken takes top honors at Pinto Bean Classic  The Journal

Since its inaugural year in 1977, the Pinto Bean Classic has become known as one of the most popular tournaments in Southwest Colorado.

Principal Jason Wayman resigning from Montezuma-Cortez High  The Journal

Montezuma-Cortez High School will be seeing some new leadership soon, as Principal Jason Wayman has decided to step down at the end of this school...

Cortez-area youth services seek to collaborate  The Durango Herald

There is a wide array of services that support young people in Montezuma County, but services are not always connected.

‘The Music Man’ coming to Cortez in high school production  The Durango Herald

Trombones, conniving salesmen and a barbershop quartet are marching in to Montezuma-Cortez High School next week, for the high school theater...

Montezuma-Cortez honor society plans blood drive  The Journal

The National Honor Society from the Montezuma-Cortez High School will host a blood drive throughout the school day on Thursday.

Montezuma-Cortez graduates get inspiring send-off into the world  The Journal

As the sun set with a golden glow over Panther Stadium, the future began for 147 graduates of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Class of 2018.

Update: Two girls may face charges after Cortez student is stabbed  The Journal

A male Montezuma-Cortez High School student was stabbed in the leg in an assault on Friday near Walmart. Police say there are two juvenile female...

Cortez Women’s March calls on women to run for office  The Journal

Just before joining nearly 300 people in the Cortez Women's March for Unity on Saturday, 16-year-old Annika Lewis recalled a time when she was...

Two Cortez Middle School students die by suicide  The Journal

Over the long weekend, two Cortez Middle School students died by suicide, and one district high school student attempted suicide, according to...

M-CHS offers more social studies options  The Journal

World history will not be offered at Montezuma-Cortez High School next year as the school “transitions” into a more flexible schedule for students.

Cortez receives grant to buy site of old Montezuma-Cortez High School  The Durango Herald

On March 15 the Great Outdoors Colorado board awarded Cortez a grant that will allow the city to purchase land for a new park on the site of the old ...

Dean Hanson Memorial Scholarship accepting applications  The Journal

The Four Corners Board of Realtors is now accepting applications for the Dean Hanson Memorial Scholarship.

Southwest Colorado Concerts present ‘Sounds of the Cortez Farmers Market’  The Journal

Last Nickel, Ranger Rick and the Swamp Things, The Lindells, and Donny Johnson will be sampling some Cortez Farmers Market favorites at the...

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo comes to town  The Journal

Bull riding, mutton bustin', and more are coming to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds this weekend for the annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo.

Final plans for south side park are introduced  The Journal

On Wednesday, more than 50 Cortez residents attended an open house event at the Evangel Assembly of God church to see the final plans for the new south ...

Rollover injures three high school students in Cortez  The Journal

A violent one-car rollover on Jarrett Avenue in Cortez sent two people to the hospital on Monday.

Kyra Allen, of Cortez, to compete in Miss Colorado Teen USA contest  The Journal

Kyra Allen, of Cortez, will compete in the Miss Colorado Teen USA pageant Sunday in Greeley. Related Story. Oct. 26, 2018. Halloween events planned for ...

Sheriff: Deputies face disciplinary action after school security incident  The Journal

The Montezuma County sheriff on Friday night said that a deputy faces dismissal or reassignment after he reportedly entered a classroom in Dolores...

Cortez schools declare critical teacher shortage  The Journal

Cortez school board members on Tuesday voted to declare a critical teacher and bus driver shortage.

Judge dismisses CO2 tax lawsuit against county  The Journal

A group of interest owners of fractional carbon dioxide do not have legal standing in their lawsuit claiming overtaxation by Montezuma County...

Joining forces: County, city conduct first joint meeting  The Journal

Leaders from Montezuma County and the city of Cortez met for an informal joint meeting Tuesday night to discuss mutual interests in statewide...

Lindsay, Sitton and Barry win seats on Empire Electric board  The Journal

A longtime local and two incumbents were elected to the Empire Electric Association board during Thursday's election.

Green Beret Will Lindsay memorialized in Colorado Springs  The Journal

Cortez native Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay was honored and remembered Saturday in an emotional memorial *service* at New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

Longtime Cortez teacher Ray Harriman dies after crash  The Journal

Montezuma-Cortez High School social studies teacher Ray Harriman likely suffered heart failure that led to a car crash near the intersection of...

Cortez Council moves forward with broadband pilot  The Journal

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the fees and costs for a broadband pilot program.

Cortez adds affordable dental care option  The Journal

People struggling to make ends meet and lacking health insurance that covers dentistry have a new option with the restructuring of Cortez Dental Care.

Colorado's Rural School Districts Are Getting Pinched In The Teacher Salary Game  Colorado Public Radio

Colorado is hard up for teachers. Graduates from the state's teacher prep programs are down by 24 percent.

Ute Mountain Utes mourn loss of two teenagers  The Journal

About 150 Towaoc residents young and old attended a candlelit vigil Wednesday night to mourn and honor the two teenagers who took their lives over...

Retiring Cortez finance director staying on as contractor  The Journal

Cortez Finance Director Kathi Moss retires Wednesday after 33 years of *service* with the city but will continue to work into 2019 on a contractual...

Cortez council approves permit for Montessori school’s relocation  The Journal

During a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a conditional use permit to allow the Children's Kiva Montessori School to...

Panthers blasted at home in season opener, 57-0  The Journal

Just before the opening kickoff of the Montezuma-Cortez High School football team's season-opening game against Grand County on Aug. 25, the scoreboard at ...

Local youth basketball program hosts tournament  The Journal

For two consecutive days, Montezuma-Cortez High School's gymnasiums were alive with the sound of bouncing balls, squeaking shoes and tweeting...

Veterans Day celebrations are planned for Montezuma County  The Journal

Veterans groups in Montezuma County have several events planned for the weekend in honor of current and former military personnel.

Suspect faces charges after ‘fabricated’ threat at Mancos schools  The Journal

Three days after a report of a threat against Mancos schools led to lockout procedures and heightened security, a district employee has been cited...

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491  The Journal

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours.

Fun Center moving into Shooters’ World space  The Journal

A business move is set to happen in the next month in Cortez, when the Dolores-based Fun Center moves into the space that has been occupied by Shooters' ...

Former Cortez soccer player plays in Brazil  The Journal

Allison Porter, a former soccer player for Montezuma-Cortez High School and a senior at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, played for a U.S....

City of Cortez plans to expand bike trails  The Journal

The Cortez Parks and Recreation Department is planning to expand the city's bicycle and walking trails in the near future.

Halloween events planned in Dolores and Cortez  The Journal

The Pony Expresso in Dolores will have its annual Halloween/Anniversary party at 795 Railroad Ave. from 5-8 p.m. They will have food, hot chocolate and coffee ...

IML tournament schedule changed due to weather  Pagosa Springs Sun

Due to extreme inclement weather expected in the southwest corner of the state, there has been a change to the Intermountain League tournament schedule to ...

Pickleball mania strikes Cortez at new courts’ grand opening  The Journal

About 60 pickleball enthusiasts from the Four Corners area attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cortez's new outdoor courts on Saturday.

Cortez’s Geer Natural Area may get a new trail next year  The Journal

On Friday, Cortez parks and recreation advisory committee members toured the land they hope to turn into a new Geer Natural Area trail next year.

Mancos school board accepts resignation of Principal Adam Priestley  The Journal

During a regular meeting Monday night, the Mancos school board accepted the resignation of secondary Principal Adam Priestley. Priestley told The Journal in ...

Food cooperative moves into new home in Cortez  The Journal

The Southwest Farm *Fresh* Cooperative has a new permanent home in Cortez, allowing it to expand its programming. The Mancos-based food cooperative is no ...

Officials lift stop-work order on school demolition  The Journal

A stop-work order on the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School demolition project will be lifted Monday morning after a contractor agreed to closely...

Marijuana dispensary sues Cortez City Council over denied application  The Journal

A Pueblo marijuana company is suing the Cortez City Council for denying a request for a new marijuana dispensary in October, alleging the decision...

Battle of the bands at Stocker  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

For six years in a row, the Palisade High School Marching Band has earned second place at the annual state competition.

McPhee Reservoir expected to fill, managers report  The Journal

Above-average snowpack promises to fill McPhee Reservoir and increases the chance of a whitewater boating release on the Dolores River below the dam.

Cortez Middle School to premiere 'Into the Woods, Jr.'  The Journal

Next weekend, Cortez Middle School Theater will premiere “Into the Woods, Jr.,” a twist on Stephen Sondheim's musical fairytale about the choices and wishes ...

Body of missing Towaoc man is found  The Journal

The body of a local man missing since December was found Thursday afternoon near Towaoc, according to officials.

High school: a time to learn, explore and grow  The Journal

As I reflect on another year's homecoming festivities with the parade, football game and dance, I can't help but think about the important role that high school ...

Woman found guilty in dispute with Dove Creek Fire  The Journal

A jury found a Mancos woman guilty Thursday of criminal mischief for causing $20000 to $100000 in damage to the Dove Creek Fire Protection...

Marching band hits right note at Grand Valley High School  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

For years, Garfield County School District 16 Activities Director David Walck has wanted to grow the marching band program at Grand Valley High School, but it ...

Later school start times slowly gain traction in Colorado  Chalkbeat Colorado

With a growing body of research demonstrating academic and health benefits for teens who start school after 8:30 a.m., some Colorado schools are delaying ...

Football: Aspen runs past Cortez in opener  Aspen Times

Playing under a full moon, in front of a big home crowd, the Aspen Skiers put a spell on visiting Montezuma-Cortez High School in the home football opener ...

This year’s mosquito season could be a bad one  The Journal

It could be a very bad year for mosquitoes. “In wet years like this, all bets are off,” said Pat Kelley, manager for the Animas Mosquito Control District. “We're just ...

New Mexican restaurant opens in Cortez  The Journal

Experienced restaurateur Dionicio Espinoza wants his new business on South Broadway to feel like a little piece of Mexico.Mi Mexico, which opened...

McAfee announces campaign for Montezuma County commission  The Journal

Democrat Mary Beth “MB” McAfee, of Lewis, has been a fixture at Montezuma County commissioner meetings the past several years.

Carnival thrills crowd at Montezuma County Fairgrounds  The Journal

The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo started Thursday with fanfare and fireworks, but not before the Frazier Carnival started lighting up the Montezuma County ...

Telluride boys qualify for regionals  The Daily Planet

The Miners are happily headed to Colorado's capital of cold — Gunnison.

Cortez doctor to retire after 39 years  The Journal

When he first drove into town through McElmo Canyon in 1978, Robert Heyl said he felt “called” to practice medicine in Cortez. Thirty-nine years...

Football historian Dan Fords looks at state championship games in Southwest Colorado over the years  The Durango Herald

State football championships in Colorado have been contested by high schools since 1921. Ninety-six years after the first title game was played,...

'Dogs hope to tame Panthers |  Craig Daily Press

With the season ticking down to the final minute, the Moffat County High School boys varsity football team will need a few breaks to reach the playoffs.

Find your Colorado 2018 SAT and PSAT results  Chalkbeat Colorado

Use Chalkbeat's tool to compare school results and statewide averages for PSAT and SAT test results.

Mancos Days aims to bring ‘a little piece of heaven’ to town  The Journal

The annual Mancos Days festival, a three-day town get-together that typically draws guests and vendors from all over the Four Corners, will get...

1911 floods cause destruction in Southwest Colorado, Part 2  The Journal

Montezuma County Historical Society Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part series that looks back at the devastating floods of fall 1911. Rain in ...

Telluride Yoga Festival arrives in June  The Journal

The Telluride Yoga Festival will take place June 27-30 and will feature nearly 150 yoga events, plus opportunities to get off the mat and explore...

La Plata Electric Association releases salary for new CEO  The Journal

La Plata Electric Association's new CEO will earn more than her predecessor.

Fort Lewis College, Utah school partner for physical therapy doctorate  The Journal

Fort Lewis College is partnering with a university in Provo, Utah, to offer students a way to earn a doctorate degree in physical therapy.

‘The Heroes’ merges Navajo origin story with comics  The Journal

The legend of the Monster Slayer Twins is an important part of the Navajo creation story. And soon, an adaptation of the story will be gracing the...

Find your Colorado PARCC 2017 results  Chalkbeat Colorado

In this searchable database, you can find your Colorado PARCC scores for the 2017 tests. These results are from PARCC testing in Colorado. The scores from ...

Find your Colorado school's 2016 PARCC English and math results  Chalkbeat Colorado

The green bars represent the number of students who scored at or above the state's benchmark for college or career readiness.

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

2018 Daily Sentinel Sports Awards, gallery #1. | Multimedia  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Daily Sentinel Sports Awards honor top School District 51 high school athletes for excellent 2017-2018 performance in their CHSAA sports. Be sure to ...

One of three sexual assault suspects pleads guilty  The Journal

One of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October pleaded guilty Friday to one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon and...

Business Briefs  The Durango Herald

Holiday window display winners named These are the winners of the 2012 Holiday Window Display Competition, sponsored by the Durango Business...

CD1 sees crowded Republican race | Local |  Arizona Daily Sun

Voters are facing a packed field of candidates on the Republican side of the Congressional District 1 race. Since incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick announced her ...

Steering for a blue ribbon at the La Plata County Fair  Pine River Times

Since December, 11-year-old Ryan Jack has spent two to three hours a day with her steer, Prince. She walks him twice a day for exercise, monitors...

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