Montezuma County Commissioner

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Montezuma County seeks balance of federal and public lands

When federal land agencies buy private land, they should offer the same amount of public lands back to the private sector, says the Montezuma County commission. Noting that the county is 26 percent...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Rob Pope named to Montezuma board after demand for open meeting

After hearing from several candidates, the Montezuma County commission voted to appoint Rob Pope to fill a vacancy on the planning and zoning board. Stan Pierce was also approved to serve as an...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma commissioners seek more input before Road BB decision

A fifth public meeting is planned for April to hear community input on the future of the controversial County Road BB and U.S. 491 intersection in Pleasant View. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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County has precedent for taking over Sage Hen area

In an effort to boost the local outdoor recreation economy, Montezuma County commissioners want to obtain ownership of the roughly 800-acre Sage Hen area on McPhee Reservoir from the San Juan...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma commissioners endorse coal mine expansion

The Montezuma County Commission supports a proposed expansion of the King Coal II mine near Hesperus. In a Jan. 23 comment letter, commissioners urged the Bureau of Land Management to approve the...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Montezuma County lobbies to reopen Sage Hen campground

Tucked into a secluded cove of McPhee Reservoir lies the once-popular Sage Hen area of the San National Forest.But since it was closed to camping in 2006, the recreation area near Dolores has lost...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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County plan for TV broadcast opens up public records issue

The Montezuma County Commission has agreed to draw up a $9,600 contract with Mesa TV to live-stream county meetings, and rebroadcast edited versions at a convenient time. Although the deal’s stated...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Montezuma County plans meetings on Paths to Mesa Verde, Road BB closure

Four Montezuma County meetings will deal with the hot-button proposals to close County Road BB at U.S. Highway 491 and to start up the Paths to Mesa Verde Trail. On Jan. 25, commissioners will hold...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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County plans meetings on Road BB and U.S. 491 intersection

The Montezuma County Commission is seeking public input on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s proposed changes to the Road BB and U.S. 491 intersection. Two community meetings are...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Kinder Morgan quiets plant; county fair seeks alcohol sales

Operations of a Kinder Morgan pumping station on County Road BB have been adjusted to reduce noise that was bothering a neighboring household. Resident Tom Hayden and his wife reside 1,000 feet...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Feds approve MLP for Montezuma, La Plata counties

A master leasing plan for oil and gas development in eastern Montezuma and western La Plata counties has been approved by the Washington, D.C., office of the Bureau of Land Management, officials...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Pleasant View residents oppose Road BB closure

A preliminary proposal that would close County Road BB at U.S. Highway 491 received significant pushback from Pleasant View residents at Monday’s Montezuma County Commission meeting. Forty...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news