Budgets and budgeting

Cortez council approves costly construction

The Cortez City Council approved two construction-related expenses during its meeting on Tuesday. A change order to the 2017 street improvement project and an engineering design contract for a...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez parks department requests budget increases for wages, construction

The Cortez City Council’s 2018 budget discussions continued with funding request hearings from three departments on Tuesday. During a lengthy workshop before the regular meeting, council members...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council delays vote on streetlight installation

In a brief regular meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council tabled a vote on whether to install streetlights on North Edith Street, after some residents complained. According to a memorandum by...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council plans nonprofit grants for 2018

During a workshop on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council continued preliminary 2018 budget discussions by agreeing on which nonprofits to support next year. The council members agreed to tentatively...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council plans 2018 budget

The Cortez City Council started planning for the city’s 2018 budget during a workshop on Tuesday with funding requests from the public works department. Public works director Phil Johnson proposed...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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

Colorado budget increases funding for education

DENVER – Colorado’s $28.3 billion state budget – which increases funding for K-12 and higher education – cleared the formality of a committee hearing Tuesday. Senate Bill 254, the so-called Long...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neville campaign seeks backers

DENVER – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tim Neville is asking Colorado conservatives to pledge early support as he kicks off a fundraising effort. The state senator from Littleton announced his...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City forecasts $11.7M budget in 2015

The city of Cortez is forecast to spend $11.7 million in 2015, nearly a 5 percent increase over last year’s budget of almost $11.2 million. Over the past several weeks, city leaders have held a...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City increases grant funding during 2015

The city of Cortez will be more generous in 2015 after municipal leaders agreed to increase its community grant program by 10 percent. The city recently received $117,100 in grant requests from 33...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CSD presents $1.6 million draft budget

Because of aging infrastructure, about 15,000 feet of the same sewer lines maintained by the Cortez Sanitation District must be cleaned every month. Total CSD enterprise fund operating expenditures...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez projects budget surplus

The 2014 Cortez budget projects a $668,581 surplus, according to a memo that City Manager Shane Hale sent to municipal leaders last week. City leaders will hold public a hearing next week before...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News