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City to hold two public meetings on Master Street Plan

The city of Cortez will hold two public meetings seeking input on its updated Master Street Plan beginning Feb. 17. The Master Street Plan, which hasn’t been updated since 1999, is a guiding...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

County clerk recommends McDaniel recall ballots be dropped off

Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell recommended Thursday that those still seeking to vote in the Lance McDaniel recall election drop their ballots at the 24-hour drop box at the clerk’s...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City’s new finance director focuses on expediting audits

Cortez’s new finance director and Lewis native Kelly Koskie is glad to be back in town and hopes to hit the ground running in the effort to improve the city’s financial footing. Koskie attended...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City plans public hearing on right to provide internet

Cortez City Council moved another step closer Tuesday night to approving a ballot measure that would give the city the option to provide its own internet, telecommunications and cable services to...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coloradans age 65 and up now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

As of Monday, Coloradans age 65 and older, along with educators, child care workers and a small number of state government officials are eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. People who fall...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Labor warns of Facebook scam

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment warned on social media Monday of a fraudulent Facebook account impersonating the agency and asking Coloradans for personal information. The account...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez teen headed to Hollywood for blind audition on ‘The Voice’

Montezuma-Cortez High School sophomore Hannah Fish will be headed to Hollywood to sing in a blind audition on NBC’s “The Voice.” Fish, a 16-year-old Cortez native, made it through three rounds of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos residents hold small protest over LivWell move to Millwood building

A few Mancos residents gathered near the current location of marijuana dispensary LivWell Saturday afternoon to sign a petition and object to the company’s move to the building that was formerly...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest RV driver after chase through Cortez

Police arrested a man wanted on a dozen warrants Friday morning after a slow-speed chase that went along Main Street and up to County Road Y. About 10:30 a.m., police pulled over 41-year-old Kevin...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City hires new finance director and executive search firm

The city of Cortez on Thursday announced the hiring of a finance director and the hiring of an executive search firm to recruit a city manager. The new finance director, Kelly Koskie, will begin...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

County yet to fill Citizens Review Panel vacancy

A Montezuma County panel designed to provide a forum for social services employees investigating child abuse to air their grievances has been without a member for months, and a current member’s...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos residents to protest LivWell move to Millwood Junction building

Mancos locals opposed to marijuana dispensary LivWell’s change of location to the former Millwood Junction building intend to hold a protest Saturday afternoon. Beginning at noon, protesters plan...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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