Montezuma County Commissioner

Local master leasing plan never received final approval

A master leasing plan to further regulate oil and gas in Southwest Colorado has not been approved by the federal government, despite an announcement in December that it was, according to officials...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County offers downtown building for historical museum

The Montezuma County Historical Society is working to open a museum in downtown Cortez. The county commissioners have offered the group rent-free use of an office building at 35 S. Chestnut St.,...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. department likely to rescind plan for region’s oil and gas

A new directive by the U.S. Department of Interior jeopardizes a pending master leasing plan in Southwest Colorado that would scrutinize oil and gas development near Mesa Verde National Park. In...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County hears offer to continue funding CSU Extension

Montezuma County commissioners are reconsidering their preliminary decision to defund the Colorado State University Extension office, which includes the popular 4-H program. The commissioners said...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County votes to defund CSU ag extension office

The Montezuma County commission voted last week to defund the Colorado State University Extension office in Cortez, saying it has lost confidence in the program. The office, located downstairs in...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County eases Summit Ridge road access to BLM land

Residents can now access a secluded piece of public land south of Summit Lake, but if they park along the road they might get a ticket. After two tense public hearings on the matter, Montezuma...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yucca House monument expansion gets county approval

A long-standing access issue at Yucca House National Monument is one step closer to being resolved. On Monday, Montezuma County commissioners agreed to support a key land donation to the monument...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County approves 10 percent raises for elected officials

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday voted 2-1 to approve a 10 percent raise for elected officials.Commissioners Keenan Ertel and James Lambert voted for the raise, and Larry Don Suckla voted...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County to enforce noxious weed controls

Montezuma County is stepping up enforcement to control noxious weeds on private property when they get out of control and impact neighbors. A problematic property on Road 21 is the first case the...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County declares mill fire an emergency disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the Western Excelsior fire on May 8. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss...

DATE: June 22, 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

Hearing on Road X closure scheduled for June 19

Montezuma County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on June 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ hearing room for the purpose of reviewing County Road X access to McPhee Reservoir and...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News