To spur growth, Cortez floats incentive program

The Cortez Planning and Building Department is floating the idea of reducing or waiving certain building permit or use tax fees in undeveloped parts of town to temporarily spur residential...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court rejects Gallagher/TABOR review

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request from Gov. John Hickenlooper to resolve what he believes are conflicts between the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and the Gallagher Amendment....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law will allow immigrants to get a driver license

Beginning Jan. 1, immigrants who demonstrate lawful presence in the U.S. will be able to use a Social Security number to obtain a Colorado driver license, instruction permit or identification card...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon, Hopi announce project on ancient maize research

The Research Institute at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is teaming up with the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office on a collaborative project that will look at what can be learned from maize...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New book from Crow Canyon’s Kari Schleher wins ‘Best of 2018’ award

A new book by Kari Schleher, of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, has been named one of the best of 2018. The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos (University of New Mexico Press),...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trumps to attend state funeral for Bush; agencies will close

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Saturday mourned the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, remembering him as a man of “sound judgment,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to hunt for your Christmas tree in the national forest

Your Christmas tree is out there – waiting for you in the forest. A journey on a cold afternoon to find that prize is an annual ritual for many people in Southwest Colorado. The San Juan National...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s Restaurant Row gets some country flavor

The culinary dreams of Wigglin’ Pig owner Ernie Padilla continue to come true with the opening of a storefront restaurant at 44 W. Main St. in Cortez. Padilla had such good success with his local...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

7th annual Messiah Sing-In invites community

Singers of all skill levels will come together at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Cortez for the seventh annual Messiah Sing-in. Event organizer Patricia Faulkner said...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: ARTS

Fresh snow ushers in 29th annual Parade of Lights

The 29th annual Parade of Lights put on a spectacular display of lights, live music and holiday cheer Saturday night on Main Street in Cortez. The fresh snow and winter chill added to the...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez proposing incremental refuse, water rate increases

Cortez residents are invited to share their thoughts on a proposed 3.5 percent refuse collection rate increase and a 5 percent water rate increase at a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 11 at 7:30...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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