Cortez

Roller Derby With The Four Corners Roller Girls

May 20, 2016
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Roller derby is a contact sport involving two teams roller skating around a track in which both teams designate a "jammer" who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kate Rowan, a member of the local 4 Corners Rollergirls team, about how the sport of roller derby is played, and why she chose to get involved in roller derby.

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  • Cortez city planners draft new land use codes covering zoning, subdivision, and development processes and procedures.


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  • Cortez City Council unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement Tuesday with the Colorado Department of Transportation that formalizes the city’s access control plan for Highway 160.

  • The Montezuma-Cortez School District has a new superintendent, but she isn't really new.
  • Montezuma County Commissioners are upset that an eagle's nest is complicating a proposed trail expansion at Phil's World.


  • Southwest Colorado was highly successful in the latest cycle of funding from the state Department of Local Affairs.


  • City of Cortez awarded $2 million for its renovation of the former Cortez Journal building to become the new city hall.
  • Cortez City Council votes unanimously to send a letter to the Bureau of Land Management supporting a master leasing plan.


  • Cortez City Council takes first step toward formally supporting the creation of a master leasing plan for oil and gas development, and approves agreement with Empire Electric Association to begin hanging its telecommunications fiber.


  • Ambulance bay aesthetics prompts a lengthy debate Tuesday at the Cortez City Council meeting.
  • Announcement that the Bureau of Land Management had deferred three leases for oil and gas development near Chaco Canyon was premature.

  • City block in downtown Cortez gets new pedestrian-friendly steps, ramps, and railings, but not without controversy.


Colorado Love Outdoors

Feb 19, 2016
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A new outdoor gear and clothing store has opened in downtown Cortez that hopes to offer more buying choices for those who enjoy recreational pursuits. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michelle Harrison and Jeff Mobley, co-owners of Colorado Love Outdoors, about why they chose to open the store, and how they hope to support the lifestyle and culture of outdoor recreation in the Four Corners area.

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