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Cortez planning and zoning considers allowing larger home additions

In its meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez planning and zoning commission discussed a possible land use code change that could give residents more affordable housing options. Right now the city code...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Conquistador Golf Course open this weekend

It may still be winter in Cortez, but the city plans to open the Conquistador course this weekend for some early rounds of golf. On Wednesday, the course’s resident golf professional, announced the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez, Durango students share stories in weekend Talon Tales

Eight students from two high schools will share their stories of comedy and tragedy this weekend at Cortez’s Sunflower Theatre and the Durango Arts Center. “Talon Tales” is a student storytelling...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Calligrapher charts “Pathways” to peace at Mancos Olio gallery

The next art show at Olio Restaurant and Gallery in Mancos will center on words, not pictures. Mancos calligraphy artist Beth Wheeler will open her show, titled “Pathways,” at the gallery on...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet the Mancos trustee candidates

In this year’s municipal election, five candidates are running for four open trustee positions on the Mancos town board. It is Mancos’s first contested election in several years, after five...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Good Samaritan food pantry moves into temporary location

The Good Samaritan food pantry is moving into a temporary location until its permanent new home in Cortez is ready. On Wednesday, director Kristen Tworek announced the food pantry would now operate...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Putters go retro for Onward! fundraiser in Cortez

Cortez residents wore their best tie-dye and vintage leather jackets to the third annual Onward! A Legacy Foundation putt-putt tournament on Saturday. This year, 17 teams golfed 10 putt-putt holes,...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mancos Days Association gears up for summer festival

The newly formed Mancos Days Association met Thursday to plan for this year’s Mancos Days festival. In past years, the annual summer festival has been organized by the town, but in 2017 the board...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez community garden opens plots to public

The Cortez Recreation Center’s community garden will be open to the public this planting season. Kirbi Vaughn, an outreach coordinator for the volunteer group Common Ground Cortez Community...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: LIFESTYLE01

Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association to hold annual meeting

The Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association will hold its annual meeting Saturday at the Cortez Elks Lodge. A morning session will kick off the event at 9 a.m. with appearances by several...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter, but he’s not from Cortez

Weather prognosticating Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter, but Montezuma County’s resident prognosticator, weather watcher James Andrus, is predicting more weeks of sunshine....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blue Pepper food truck hopes to spice up Cortez

The owners of a new food truck in Cortez hope to turn their business into a gathering place for the whole town. In November Chris and Laurie Hutton started parking the Blue Pepper food truck – a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News