Bureau of Land Management

  • Montezuma County has posted its long-awaited draft proposal of regulations designed to protect the Phil’s World Bike Trail east of Cortez.


  • Montezuma County employees will be working on Columbus Day from now on.
  • BLM tells Montezuma County Commission that expansion of Phil's World cannot be expedited.


  • The Montezuma County commissioners consider possible changes to the county handbook around personnel policies.
  • Montezuma County commissioners vow to put pressure on the Bureau of Land Management to give the go-ahead to a proposed expansion of the Phil’s World bike trails.


  • Voters in Dolores County say yes to two ballot questions, but no to some others.
  • Montezuma County decides to take part in a master leasing plan process organized by the BLM, at least for now.

  • Dolores residents troubled by two recent burglaries at the same residence.
  • The Montezuma County commissioners choose seven citizens to possibly serve on a Master Leasing Plan committee.


  • Montezuma County Commissioners have second thoughts about refusing to participate in BLM's Master Leasing Plan process.
  • City of Cortez set to purchase Cortez Journal building for $2.9 million.


  • Fire departments in Montezuma County responded to a blaze at a senior housing five-plex in Towaoc on Saturday.
  • Two local citizens sharply criticize the Montezuma County commissioners for their recent decision not to participate in a Master Leasing Plan process initiated by the BLM.


  • Montezuma County commissioners refuse to take part in a Master Leasing Plan proposed by the Bureau of Land Management.
  • Former Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy will receive a settlement of nearly $159,000 from the county.


  • Positive news on Cortez District Re-1 school budget and glowing reviews on new high school.
  • Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office DUI checkpoint set up in McElmo Canyon finds no drunk drivers.
  • BLM Tres Rios Field Office plans to begin prescribed burns about seven miles east of Dove Creek.


Outdoor Museum On The Ground

Mar 4, 2015
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

The Outdoor Museum On The Ground program brings local students to archaeological sites to teach them about ancestral Pueblo culture, the environment, and concepts of stewardship and preservation. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kathy Stemmler, Director of Education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and Marietta Eaton, Manager and Director of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Anasazi Heritage Center, about this collaborative field day program, and how it is impacting the students who participate.

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