• Executive director of the Bridge Emergency Shelter says their Justice Building facility is more needed than ever.
  • Cortez City Council considers a request to remodel and reopen a former Circle K convenience store as a liquor outlet.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest on the conviction of San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman on trespassing charges, why the Montezuma County Commission is considering pay raises for elected county officials, and the situation around homelessness in Cortez as winter sets in.

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In this episode of Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Cortez City Manager Shane Hale about his path to working for the city of Cortez, how he spends his day as the city manager, and some of the current projects and priorities that Cortez is working on.

  • Montezuma County and the City of Cortez grapple over homelessness issues and fees for permits, road impacts, and landfill.

  • Woman dies while in custody at the Montezuma County Detention Center.
  • Cortez Cultural Center will keep their historic building and continue annual events.
  • National Park Service seeks public input on parking issues at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

  • Montezuma County Hospital District's ballot initiative sparks debate at Tuesday meeting of the Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 School Board.
  • Cortez City Council passes resolution to support setting Dolores Water Conservancy District's mill levy at its current rate.
  • Southwest Colorado Community College names Four Corners native Tonya Nelson as its executive dean.

  • City of Cortez is planning to apply for a grant to help with remodeling the Journal newspaper building it is purchasing from Ballantine Communications.
  • Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed an executive order creating a commission to study the issue of American Indian mascots in public schools.

  • 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.

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District

Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia is currently on a state-wide bus tour to address the issue of early childhood literacy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lt. Governor Joe Garcia and Sheryl Shushan with the Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission about their visit in Cortez, what they have been hearing from the public on their road trip, and priorities for children and education in Colorado.

The Future of the Cortez Cultural Center

Sep 28, 2015
Cortez Cultural Center

Earlier this year, the Cortez Cultural Center announced that they would be closing and re-organizing. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez Cultural Center director Jeff Weinmeister, and Lee Bergman, their board president, about input they have heard from the public, and what the community can expect from the Cortez Cultural Center in the coming months.