Consumer issue

State offers assistance to pay heating bills

A state program aimed at helping struggling Coloradans pay for heating bills is taking applications until April 30.The Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), a Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beware: Scammers working the lines

Assorted telephone scams are on the rise in Cortez as local authorities field daily calls from concerned residents. “Most of these scams want the individual being scammed to purchase Green Dot...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Consumer-advocacy group’s future up in air

DENVER – The fate of a state consumer advocate for utility issues remains uncertain as lawmakers play a game of chicken over whether to disconnect the Office of Consumer Counsel. It seems like a...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resident warns of postcard scam

Kathy Ronquillo has received numerous yellow postcards in the mail this month promising a $500 gift card to shop at Walmart, Target and more. It’s a scam, she warned. “I don’t want other people to...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas bills are likely to drop

Atmos Energy customers will likely get a slight break on their winter bill, the company announced recently. The company will ask the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 29 to decrease...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council adopts pot regulations

After almost two hours of debate, Cortez City Council members voted 5-2 to adopt regulations to monitor and control retail marijuana storefronts along with cultivation and testing facilities....

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas price spikes 15 cents overnight

Gas prices in Cortez spiked 15 cents overnight Monday to $3.69 a gallon on Tuesday. Across Colorado, the average price has steadily fallen over the past 30 days to a low of $3.59. Crude oil prices...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City rejects argument for raising sewer rates

The Cortez Sanitation District has repeatedly claimed that sewer rates had to be adjusted at the beginning of the year because of inconsistent and unreliable billing data from the city. City...

DATE: May 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City to discuss retail marijuana tonight

Municipal leaders have allotted 25 minutes during a workshop session tonight to discuss licensing of retail marijuana within the City of Cortez. On April 28, The Cortez Journal sent a 10-question...

DATE: May 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business owners oppose sewer fees

Protesting rate hikes, the owner of a local motel has threatened not to pay his latest sewer bill. James Parks, owner of the Cortez Knights Inn on South Broadway, told Cortez Sanitation District...

DATE: March 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News