Construction and property

Cortez study reveals sinkhole near Seventh Street sewer line

At a Monday meeting, the Cortez Sanitation District board of directors heard the murky results of a field study conducted near a sewer line in the East Seventh Street area. Jon Butler, of the...

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

Cortez council to continue budget talks in Tuesday workshop

The Cortez City Council plans another round of budget talks on Tuesday. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the workshop will include funding requests from three city departments as part of the council’s...

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

Ken Charles awarded for years of service in economic development

Hospital expansions, roads and preschools are among the hundreds of projects Ken Charles of Durango has worked on during his 29 years as a regional manager for the Colorado Department of Local...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans terminal remodel to aid airline staff

The Durango-La Plata County Airport may remodel part of its terminal next year to improve space used by airline staff members. The airport expects to spend $465,000 on the remodel and $350,000 on...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Community College plans free construction class

A free Construction Skills Training course will run Sept. 18 through Oct. 6 at Southwest Colorado Community College. The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative is funding the class, but...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Local recyclers have role in Hurricane Harvey recovery

The Montezuma County Landfill is adjusting its recycling program to help meet the demand for drywall to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Landfill manager Shak Powers is asking...

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

Phase 2 of high school demolition awaits state OK

The Montezuma-Cortez school district has completed phase 1 of demolishing the retired high school, and is awaiting state approval to begin phase 2, according to an update from a district...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Main Street median project is delayed

The city of Cortez has delayed construction of medians on Main Street until next spring, Public Works Director Phil Johnson told the city council on Tuesday. In a workshop before the council...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Parks and Rec Board celebrates capital projects

The Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board took its meeting outside on Friday. Board members toured Centennial Park, where the city recently completed a $200,000 public restroom and...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Sanitation District plans construction projects

The Cortez Sanitation District board of directors is planning repairs for next year at the waste management plant and several sewer lines in the city. District Manager Jan Nelson said the pavement...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis Grange being brought back to life

An effort is underway to refurbish Lewis Grange No. 406 and bring back its community spirit. The Grange was once alive with 4-H meetings, square-dance competitions, Christmas parties, live bands,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town board OKs overdue street paving project

On Wednesday, the Mancos town board voted to pave three street sections as part of an agreement with the local Family Dollar. When the store first planned to build a location on 560 W. Menefee St.,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News