Parks

Cortez parks department requests budget increases for wages, construction

The Cortez City Council’s 2018 budget discussions continued with funding request hearings from three departments on Tuesday. During a lengthy workshop before the regular meeting, council members...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report recommends replacing playground structures

The Ron Kotarski Jr. Memorial playground was built in May 2002 by Leathers and Associates. Hundreds of volunteers participated in the community construction project. The castle-style playground is...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents, kids rally in Dolores to support playground

Several moms and their kids held a rally in front of Dolores Town Hall on Monday to show support for reopening the playground in Joe Rowell Park. The playground was closed Sept. 11 by town...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board discusses weed problem in Boyle Park

After complying with residents’ request to use organic weed treatments in Boyle Park two years ago, the Mancos town board is considering a switch to traditional pesticides. During a board workshop...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s Geer Natural Area may get a new trail next year

On Friday, Cortez parks and recreation advisory committee members toured the land they hope to turn into a new Geer Natural Area trail next year. Keith Evans, who owned much of the Geer and...

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

Lake Nighthorse may open for recreation in 2018

After many years of planning and anticipation, Lake Nighthorse is expected to open in 2018. But the city of Durango must annex the lake on County Road 210 and finish several construction projects...

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

Future of closed Dolores playground hinges on engineer’s inspection

Whether the recently closed playground at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores should be restored or replaced depends on the conclusions of an upcoming inspection, the town board said Monday during a...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mounted patrol may ride through Geer, Carpenter parks

Two members of the new Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol team visited the Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board on Friday to ask for permission to ride through the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Diversity Day offers fun, positivity

On Saturday, Cortez residents gathered in Parque de Vida for the first annual Day of Diversity, organized by a local group dedicated to fighting mental illness. Marinda Harrison and several friends...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores town board considers expansion of railroad museum

Dolores Town Board members meeting in their monthly workshop on Monday considered a proposed display track for the Galloping Goose railroad museum and discussed the Dolores River Festival and the...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez teams up with Inspire Coalition to secure GOCO grant

The Cortez Parks and Recreation Department, along with more than a dozen other organizations that make up the Montezuma Inspire Coalition, is about to submit its first joint application for state...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez celebrates parks and history on Colorado Public Lands Day

Several members of the Cortez city government spent the first Colorado Public Lands Day celebrating the town’s own public lands legacy. The historic preservation board held its annual Historic...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News