Cortez

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The City of Cortez has been honored as a healthy community.


The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board has rejected a proposed change that would have allowed it to go into executive session on a majority vote instead of a unanimous one.

Austin Cope / KSJD

Montezuma County Commission Chair Larry Don Suckla, Cortez City Manager Shane Hale, and avid cyclist Dani Gregory will ride the Phil’s World Trail for an hour with Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne on Thursday.

 


Austin Cope / KSJD

Montezuma County officials are growing concerned about a delay in starting foundation work for the new combined courthouse project in Cortez.


Austin Cope / KSJD

What will become of the Justice Building, located at the north end of Cortez’s Centennial Park, once Montezuma County’s new courthouse is completed?


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A 35-year-old Durango man, Delton Ben, was found dead near the water dock in Cortez’s City Park around 7 Thursday evening.


Austin Cope / KSJD

The Cortez City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to moving forward with a revamp of several blocks of Main Street downtown to make them safer and more pedestrian-friendly.


New Mural Appears in Downtown Cortez

Aug 11, 2016
Austin Cope / KSJD

On Sunday, the side of the wall on the Sears building on Market Street in downtown Cortez was blank. On Monday, it was blue and tan, and on Tuesday, the blue was starting to match the color of the sky. Clouds drifted in on Wednesday, and a landscape appeared on Thursday. This is the process of a new mural coming to life in downtown Cortez.


Austin Cope / KSJD

A long line of people stretched down the sidewalk outside the storefront of Susie’s Gifts on Main in downtown Cortez last week. It consisted mainly of women over the age of 40, waiting in the morning sun to find deals on greeting cards, clothing, and home decor. The store was beginning its closeout sale after 23 years in downtown Cortez.

Austin Cope / KSJD

A new micro-brewery appears to be in the works for downtown Cortez. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved on first reading two measures designed to allow for the development of the  micro-brewery and tap room on the northwest corner of Market and North streets, across from the First Baptist Church.


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