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Cortez council divided on heavy industrial permit

A Cortez construction company seeking permission from the county to expand its Industrial Park headquarters sparked controversy at the city council meeting on Tuesday.Dave and Lana Waters, owners...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District approves new policies

The Cortez Sanitation District on Monday approved a new purchasing policy along with several state-recommended rules. During the district’s monthly board meeting, manager Jan Nelson said the board...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man airlifted to hospital after Cortez assault

A man is in critical condition Wednesday after a fight Monday night in Cortez. Police responded to a report of an assault in the 100 block of North Washington Street about 8:45 p.m. Julivan...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Broncos will visit Cortez on April 21

Cortez is the first of 11 Colorado cities on the Denver Broncos Salute to Fans tour this spring. According to a Broncos press release, several players and cheerleaders, along with the Broncos...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Home and Garden Show offers something for all ages

The 17th annual Four Corners Home and Garden Show drew gardeners and decorators of all ages to Cortez over the weekend. More than 60 local vendors crowded into the Montezuma County Fairgrounds...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Open School exhibit opens in Cortez

Students from Southwest Open School brought their artwork to the Cortez Cultural Center on Thursday for an exhibit that will be on display through April. The school’s annual Spring Art Show is...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Historic Preservation Board turned down for state grant

The Cortez historic preservation board was turned down for a Certified Local Government grant, which means it will not be able to conduct some surveys planned for this year. In a sparsely attended...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storybook Walk planned for Cortez Library on Friday

The Montelores Early Childhood Council will organize a Storybook Walk at the Cortez Public Library this Friday to promote children’s literature and celebrate nature. Starting at 10 a.m., families...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores girl keeps birthday promise to Cortez Animal Shelter

“Some of the shelters need help because some of the animals are suffering.” Jordan Lansing, 11 By Stephanie Alderton Journal Staff Writer Jordan Lansing, 11, continued a birthday tradition on...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Kiva Montessori School plans move to Empire Street

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School in Cortez plans to move to a new location soon, and the city planning and zoning commission has cleared their first hurdle. During a public hearing on Tuesday,...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez planning and zoning votes ‘no’ on Osprey Packs day care

On Tuesday, the Cortez planning and zoning commission voted not to consider a proposed land use amendment that would allow child care as a conditional use in the Industrial Park. At their March...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Networking essential for new Montezuma farmers

This spring, elementary students Jayce Gray and Mikah Burris helped their parents build a high tunnel – a greenhouse with climate controls – on their family’s land south of Cortez.Evn and Kaliape...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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