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Cortez City Park to be renamed Veterans Park

In commemoration of veterans and those lost in combat, City Park in Cortez has been renamed Veterans Park. The Cortez City Council approved the park renaming at its regular meeting Tuesday night,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council votes to name courtroom after police chief

The municipal courtroom at Cortez City Hall has a new name: the “Roy Lane Courtroom,” in honor of the retiring police chief of 38 years. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane announced in November that he...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board talks track use, mill levy, more

The Mancos school board held its last meeting of 2019 on Monday, wrapping up the year with talks on the new district facilities, project-based learning initiatives, and more. It also marked the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Popular Vote debated in Mancos

Next November, Colorado voters will have a chance to weigh in on whether the country should select a president by the straight popular vote – or stick with the current Electoral College system....

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos starts ‘Ye Olde Fashioned Christmas’

Good cheer spread throughout Mancos Friday night for the first installment of “Ye Olde Fashioned Christmas.” Festively dressed locals wandered from gallery to gallery to view artwork on display,...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade of Lights lights up patriotic spirit

The combined forces of military pride and holiday cheer shone through for the Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights in Cortez Saturday night. The parade theme this year was “A Salute to...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez prepares for annual community Christmas dinner

The 29th annual Community Christmas Dinner is coming up, and it’s free to everyone looking for a neighborly meal. The dinner has become a Christmas tradition and feeds about 500 people every year,...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge reverses Cortez’s denial of marijuana dispensary

The 22nd District Court has reversed the Cortez City Council’s denial of a marijuana retailer, meaning it will be granted another public hearing and a chance to open its doors. NuVue Pharma LLC ...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pleasant View Elementary receives Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award

Pleasant View Elementary School is one of nearly 100 elementaries in Colorado to earn the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award this year. Schools earn the award by demonstrating significant...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Susan Matteson to exhibit work

Susan Matteson remembers the moment she found her love of art. She was taking art in sixth grade, and the teacher showed students how they could add highlights into a charcoal drawing using just an...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez approves proposed budget

The Cortez City Council approved the proposed 2020 budget at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The budget development process began in July, with two budget-related work sessions Nov. 5 and 6....

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest bans hikers from groomed ski trails at Chicken Creek

Hiking will not be allowed on groomed trails at the Chicken Creek ski area this winter, after an order was issued this month by the San Juan National Forest Dolores Ranger District. The order will...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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