City of Cortez

Bronco Planet

In the 1986 NFL AFC Championship game, Denver Broncos wide receiver Mark Jackson caught a touchdown pass from John Elway to send the game into overtime in what became known as "The Drive". KSJD's Tom Yoder caught up with Mark Jackson to talk about "The Drive", how he became part of the Broncos' group of wide receivers known as "The Three Amigos", and why he is making an appearance in Cortez on December 1st.


The Cortez City Council heard plans Tuesday night for improved snow removal through the use of contract help.

Austin Cope

The Cortez City Council took the first steps Tuesday toward a possible purchase of the site of the former Montezuma-Cortez High School.

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The City of Cortez will wait until next year to install medians on Main Street.


Cortez Public Works Director Phil Johnson tells KSJD the City did not receive bids from contractors in time to begin the project this fall. The City will now accept bids in January, and Johnson says he expects more contractors to apply at that time.

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Metal carports are causing concern among City of Cortez officials and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Cortez Journal reports that P&Z on Tuesday discussed the possibility of increasing regulations on the inexpensive metal carports used by many homeowners. City officials told the board homeowners often install the carports without realizing they need a permit, but there are no penalties for doing so. Some board members said the carports are unsightly, but others noted that they are all that many homeowners can afford.