Cortez

‘The Music Man’ comes to town in high school production

Trombones, conniving salesmen, and a barber shop quartet are marching in to Montezuma-Cortez High School next week, for the high school theater department’s opening weekend of “The Music Man.” The...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council OKs Montezuma Park bandstand

The Cortez City Council approved a code change and rezone that will allow the Cortez Retail Enhancement Association to build a $30,000 bandstand at Montezuma Park. For the past three years,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wigglin’ Pig granted liquor license in downtown Cortez

The Wigglin’ Pig on West Main Street in Cortez can now serve alcohol along with pulled pork tacos, grilled cheese and other “gourmet comfort food” dishes. The Cortez City Council on Tuesday...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez grants Kiva Montessori permit for two locations

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a conditional use permit allowing the Children’s Kiva Montessori School to move into two buildings as the struggling charter school faces the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liquor license approved for Cortez golf simulation business

Beer can now be served at a golf and multisport simulation business on the corner of East Empire Street and Colorado Highway 145. The Cortez City Council on Tuesday approved a hotel and restaurant...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Some officers unclear about roles in gun sanctuary

In anticipation of possible new gun-control laws, the Montezuma County commissioners are leaning toward a resolution to declare the county a gun rights sanctuary exempt from a proposed state law....

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Concrete, asphalt to be diverted from landfill with new machinery

The Four Corners area — and its landfills — could soon benefit from a concrete and asphalt crusher at Cortez-based D&L Construction. Since the machinery is cost-prohibitive to the local...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez begins negotiations with fiber-optic company

Cortez is moving closer toward a public-private partnership to bring an advanced fiber optic network to every business and resident in the city. City Council on Tuesday gave staff the green light...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter snowpack is strong in Dolores River Basin

Dolores Basin snowfall as of Feb. 27 is at 114 percent of average, according to Snotel data with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Snotels are devices placed in various locations and at...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey: Coloradans skipping health care because of high cost

Durangoans Jan and Greg Phillips paid more than $24,000 in health care premiums last year for insurance they purchased through Rocky Mountain Health Plans. “Each year it keeps getting worse,” Jan...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm lifts snowpack to 111 percent of average

A major 48-hour snowstorm in Montezuma County tapered off Friday, and a new report showed that although snowpack continues to grow, a whitewater season on the Dolores River this year was unlikely....

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton wants to make free parks pass permanent for 4th-graders

U.S. House Rep. Scott Tipton has introduced legislation seeking to make permanent a federal program that provides fourth-graders free access to federally managed lands. Every Kid in a Park, first...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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