Cortez Municipal government

City of Cortez unveils new recycling rules

Several months after announcing planned changes to the city’s recycling program, Cortez has put out a list of new regulations. Recycling coordinator Colby Earley told the Cortez City Countil during...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Recreation Center’s community garden set to expand

The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center could be much bigger by spring. At the parks, recreation and forestry advisory council meeting on Friday, the leaders of a group of...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Re-1 School Board meets to discuss new developments

The failed mill levy ballot measure was on everyone’s mind Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board. However, the newest development in the district is its...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | 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 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

Cortez planning board OKs rezoning for farmers market

In a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved a rezoning to allow a farmers market and coffee shop on East Empire Street. Montezuma County residents Chris and...

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

Montezuma County clerk recommends dropping off ballots

If you haven’t mailed in your ballot for the Nov. 7 election, you should consider hand-delivering it. The Montezuma County Clerk’s Office deadline for voters to request a ballot be mailed to them...

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

Cortez City Council approves public art advisory committee

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council gave final approval to the creation of a public art advisory committee. The committee has been in the works since March, when several local artists signed a...

DATE: Oct. 27, 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’s Geer Natural Area may get a new trail next year

On Friday, Cortez parks and recreation advisory committee members toured the land they hope to turn into a new Geer Natural Area trail next year. Keith Evans, who owned much of the Geer and...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News