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Budget talks begin Tuesday at Cortez council meeting

The Cortez City Council will focus on planning for 2018 in its Tuesday workshop and meeting. In the workshop at 5:30 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Room in City Hall, the public works and planning and...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lowry Pueblo celebrates 50th year with look into mysterious past

Bureau of Land Management volunteers celebrated Lowry Pueblo’s 50th year as a landmark on Saturday by guiding visitors through its distant past. Lowry Pueblo was built in the 11th century by...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family of artists presents work in Mancos

Mary and Lory Lovato, two New Mexico artists whose jewelry is regularly sold at the Kilgore American Indian Art gallery in Mancos, presented their work in person for the first time on Sept. 30. The...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Farm Fresh Co-op lands USDA promotion grant

The Mancos-based Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that its leaders hope will help it expand and become self-sustaining. On Monday, general...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County 4-H students prepare for new year

On Saturday, dozens of 4-H families gathered at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds to celebrate their accomplishments over the past year and invite more people to join the program. For the annual 4-H...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study lists Cortez as Top 10 place for retiree recreation

A nationwide study has listed Cortez as the 10th-best city in Colorado for seniors who want to exercise and socialize. SmartAsset , a data website dedicated to helping people plan for retirement...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Housing Authority seeks grant to preserve Calkins Building

Linda Towle, president of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, has applied for a grant to preserve the historic Calkins High School building. At a meeting of the preservation board on Wednesday,...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez planning and zoning board approves planned Maverik expansion

In a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved a permit to allow the Maverik Country Store on Dolores Road to undergo a major expansion. If approved by the city...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos School District touts planned renovations

The Mancos School District has an extensive remodel planned for its antique school buildings starting next year, if it can secure the funding in this year’s election. Mancos voters will decide on a...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos artists display wares in Saturday street fair

Painters, jewelers, blacksmiths and other craftspeople gathered in downtown Mancos on Saturday for the town’s annual street fair. About 20 vendors set up booths on the Grand Avenue block between...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Conquistador Golf Course to hire superintendent

The Cortez Golf Advisory Board voted Wednesday to create a position to replace two outgoing Conquistador Golf Course employees. Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Dean Palmquist on Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council considers charging snowbirds for water, trash

In a Tuesday workshop, the Cortez City Council discussed the possibility of changing the city policy on water and trash fees for residents who don’t live there in the winter. Public Works Director...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News