Finance (general)

City forecasts $11.7M budget in 2015

The city of Cortez is forecast to spend $11.7 million in 2015, nearly a 5 percent increase over last year’s budget of almost $11.2 million. Over the past several weeks, city leaders have held a...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute petition seeks finance investigation

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members are urging an investigation into the tribe’s finances and are calling for more government transparency. They are circulating a petition for a referendum that calls...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanitation cuts Re-1 sewer rates

The Cortez Sanitation District approved a measure to reduce sewer rates charged to local schools by approximately $12,000 annually. Last December, Montezuma-Cortez School Superintendent Alex Carter...

DATE: June 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health agencies awarded grants

The Caring for Colorado Foundation recently announced $3.1 million in grant funding. Three area health agencies were included as recipients. “The latest funding round exemplifies how the foundation...

DATE: March 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizens Bank sold N.M.-based bank buys local institution

Four Corners Community Bank, based in Farmington, has signed an agreement to acquire Citizens State Bank of Cortez, a subsidiary of Community Bankshares, Inc. The consolidation was announced on...

DATE: June 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Billing error grows even deeper

A billing error by the city of Cortez is now believed to run deeper than originally thought — much deeper.Discovered in December 2011, the software coding error was originally thought to have dated...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

A hefty $414K bill?

The Cortez City Council was advised Tuesday that the city may owe the Cortez Sanitation District $414,699 after a two-year billing error.Cortez City Manager Shane Hale said the number is the city’s...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

City bores into billing blunder

Tuesday morning, printer tape cascaded from the adding machine of City Finance Director Kathi Moss and 10-inch-thick reports weighed down a table nearby. Moss and City Manager Shane Hale were deep...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Post Office marked for closure

Mesa Verde might loses post officein national park

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City outlines wish list for 2012 budget

In anticipation of another year of uncertain economic climate, Cortez city staff laid out a modest list of goals and objectives for the 2012 budget before the city council Tuesday.City Finance...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News