Cortez

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KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chuck Forth, Executive Director of Onward! A Legacy Foundation, about how the organization supports local non-profits and students through grants and scholarships, and what to expect at their Putt Putt Tournament in downtown Cortez coming up on Saturday, February 6th.

  • A dead man was found Saturday inside a boat in a Cortez yard, but foul play is not suspected.
  • Democrats in Utah are calling for more information about the costs and results of a legal analysis of a possible lawsuit to demand federal public lands be transferred to the state.


  • A proposed trail for cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians leading from Cortez to Mancos has been named one of the highest priority trail projects in Colorado.


  • Cortez City Council gives a preliminary go-ahead to the idea of allowing food and liquor to be served on city sidewalks.
  • Farmington, New Mexico, is planning a “sobering center” and a voluntary treatment program for the intoxicated.


  • Couple who allegedly burglarized the Children’s Kiva Montessori School in Cortez have been arrested in Monte Vista, Colorado.
  • Newly released documents say a fraud investigation into the Utah-based American Lands Council found nothing worthy of charges.


  • Residents of area towns who want to have a say in how their community is governed will have their chance this spring during municipal elections.
  • A federal judge has ruled that the Navajo Nation can proceed with a lawsuit against Urban Outfitters, Inc., for selling items labeled with Native American names.


  • Montezuma County officials are hoping for a spring groundbreaking for the new courthouse to be built south of the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center in Cortez.
  • A federal judge has ordered that voting districts for the San Juan County, Utah, school board must be redrawn because they are unconstitutional.


  • The City of Cortez moving fast to turn the former Cortez Journal building on Roger Smith Avenue into a new city hall.
  • Cortez city council taking steps toward allowing Osprey Packs to move to city-owned vacant land at the corner of Empire Street and Mildred Avenue.


  • A 49-year-old man was found dead Monday morning near Cortez’s Main Street.
  • Standing-room-only crowd attends Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school board, many in a show of support for former girls’ swimming coach Ian MacLaren.
  • Montezuma County Commission hosting a public workshop on BLM Master Leasing Plan.


  • 100-year old Cortez woman proves instrumental in the apprehension of two burglary suspects.
  • Cortez Police are reviewing video surveillance records for clues to the identity of the person or persons who fired a BB gun at the windows of businesses along Main Street.


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