Sports Briefs

Conquistador Golf Course opening

Conquistador Golf Course will open Friday, weather permitting, for the 2013 year. The driving range is currently open. For more information, please call the Conquistador Golf Course Pro Shop at 565-9208.

South Forty Golf Course opens

The crossings are still really muddy, but South Forty Golf Course is open for now, weather permitting. Two rounds on the north side is only $5. And, for those that want to purchase yearly passes, they are still only $200 each for the first 10 passes. After that, they are $225 each. Just put a check or cash with name, address and phone number in an envelope and put it in the deposit box. Patrons will be notified of their pass numbers. For more information, please contact Nancy Maness at 565-3501.

Southwest Softball registration day

Southwest Softball will be having a registration day at Hibbett Sports on Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All late fees will be waived if forms are brought in on that day. For further information, please contact Scott Tullis at 570-5270.

Cortez little league baseball registration

Registration is now open for little league baseball in southwest Colorado. Super Saturday registration will take place at Hibbett Sports from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baseball is open for children ages 4-15, as of April 30. Cost varies according to age from $55-$105. Registration closes March 9. Registration forms can be downloaded online at or picked up at the Super Saturday events. Contact the little league office at the above website, or call 560-3029 or email for more information.

Dolores baseball fundraiser

Come Support the Dolores Bears high school baseball team Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. The Bears will be serving and bussing tables for tips as a fundraiser. Support for the Bears baseball team goes toward buying new uniforms and much needed equipment.

PRCA championship rodeo camp

In conjunction with the Four States Ag Expo, the PRCA championship rodeo camp returns to Cortez on Sunday, March 17. It will be at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is for ages 8-Older and all abilities are welcome. Students must pre-register to participate and there are limited spots available for each camp. Free one-day rodeo day camps offer instruction in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding. Participants will learn about safety techniques, learn the correct spurring moves, have riding equipment checked/fixed, learn chute procedures, handling livestock, working with pickup men and an overall review of the rodeo business. No live buckouts. Register online at:

Cortez Golf Advisory Board seeks youth member

The City of Cortez Golf Advisory Board is seeking one youth to hold a position on their board starting in April. The youth member will have all rights and responsibilities as adult members with possible voting rights as well. People serving on the Golf Advisory Board give input on the course, promote and advertise the golf course, advise and make recommendations concerning agreements with the golf pro, and work together to ensure overall satisfaction with Conquistador Golf Course. Board meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8 a.m., and are held March through October. If interested, please email a letter of interest to: Dean Palmquist,, or drop a letter off to Linda Smith at City Hall or to Dean Palmquist at the Cortez Recreation Center. Letters of interest need to be submitted no later than Friday, March 22.

Ute Mtn. Rec. women's basketball tourney

The Ute Mountain Recreation Center in Towaoc is hosting the "Bad Girl" women's basketball tournament on the weekend of March 23-24. It's a 16-team, 9-women roster double elimination tourney. Entry fee is $150. Awards are given to teams finishing first, second and third. For more information, please contact Jonathan Dinae at 564-5360, or call or text 560-4181.

Horseshoe league meeting

Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes in a league is invited to attend an information meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, located at 320 N. Harrison St. in Cortez. The league starts in late May and ends in mid to late August on Thursday nights at the American Legion. If you have any questions, please contact Justina Whited at 565-1001.

Tri-City Soccer registrations

Tri-City Soccer is currently accepting registrations for spring soccer. Spring soccer will run from April 8, through May 4, for most teams. There will be teams for children 3 through 13 (based on their age as of July 31, 2012). Placement is based on first come, first served space availability. If a child played soccer in the fall of 2012, then parents do not need to re-register their child. Registrations can be picked up at the Cortez Recreation Center. Parents can also register online at Call 749-5475 or email with questions.