Bridge Emergency Shelter

Austin Cope / KSJD News

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez is on a journey to find a new home.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Directors of the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez will be seeking a state grant and additional funding sources to build a new shelter.


Austin Cope / KSJD

The Cortez Justice Building is up for sale as Montezuma County prepares to move to the new Montezuma County Courthouse later this year. KSJD's Austin Cope and Gail Binkly talk about what could come next for the building--and for the Bridge Emergency Shelter.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment will pay for a hazardous-materials assessment of the Justice Building in Cortez’s Centennial Park.


Could the Bridge Shelter Become Homeless?

Dec 28, 2016
Austin Cope / KSJD

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez opens its doors each night in the winter to allow people to come in from the cold. But as Montezuma County builds a new courthouse to replace the Justice Building where the shelter is located, the future of the Bridge could be up in the air. To find out how a possible building shakeup could affect the Bridge, its residents, and the community, KSJD's Austin talked to the shelter’s executive director Laurie Knutson.

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