Governmental Entities

Mancos board appoints Heather Alvarez as town administrator

The Mancos town board voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a contract with Heather Alvarez to become the new town administrator. Alvarez has served as interim administrator, in addition to her...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores selects playground inspector and forms parks committee

To determine whether the recently closed playground at Joe Rowell Park can be saved, the Dolores Town board voted on Tuesday to have its original builders conduct an assessment in the coming weeks....

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos approves permanent fire ban, but with exceptions

At its Wednesday meeting, the Mancos town board approved an ordinance permanently banning open fires and fireworks within town limits, except under certain conditions. The board has discussed the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioner records now online

The public documents generated by the Montezuma County commission are now available electronically online. To save storage space, and provide convenience to the public, records can be accessed by...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enviros sue Colorado, feds over predator plan

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services on Wednesday over a controversial Colorado predator-control program aimed at reducing mountain lions and bears....

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council to discuss smoking survey, recreation bids

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday night will discuss topics such as smoke-free zones and park construction bids.The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the new city hall on 123 Roger Smith...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores board gets a lesson on conflict of interest

The Dolores Town Board and Planning and Zoning board got a lesson in the function of government entities from town attorney Mike Green during the February workshop. Both boards have legislative and...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez officials show off features of new City Hall

The new Cortez City Hall is officially open for business, and the government is eager to show it off to the public. On Friday, City Manager Shane Hale gave a tour of the building, at 123 N. Roger...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire District hires 4 full-time firefighters

The Cortez Fire Protection District is starting 2017 with more full-time firefighters than ever. Chief Jeff Vandevoorde promoted four part-time firefighters to full-time positions on Christmas Day....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County receives $2M for Public Service Center

Dolores County has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Department of Local Affairs to build a Public Service Center. The new center will house the Dove Creek road and bridge department, the...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clouds again hang over rain barrel bill in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – The chairman of a Senate committee on Thursday delayed a vote on a bill that would allow Coloradans to collect rainwater that falls off their roofs. The move drew criticism from...

DATE: March 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Those dog-gone dogs

If you’ve been inundated with prairie dogs this season, you’re not alone. The Cortez Airport, the Parks and Recreation Department, local residents and prairie dog control businesses are reporting...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News