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The City of Cortez Animal Shelter takes in about 3,500 animals each year, the vast majority of which are adopted out, returned to their rightful owners, or transferred to other shelters to be adopted. KSJD’s Karen Childress spoke with Kennel Supervisor Jennifer Crouse about how this valuable community resource is managed.

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A controversial application for a high-impact permit next to a biking and natural area drew an overflow audience to Thursday’s meeting of the Montezuma County’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

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A sharply divided Cortez City Council opted Tuesday not to comment to Montezuma County on a high-impact permit application involving a number of possible industrial uses adjacent to the city’s George Geer biking area.

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Cortez voters may be asked in 2018 whether they want to continue paying a sales tax to fund the city’s recreation center into the future.

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Cortez Mayor Karen Sheek will hold public office hours every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 12:30 to 1:30pm at the new Cortez City Hall on Roger Smith Avenue starting March 28th. KSJD's Austin Cope talked with her learn more about what's behind her decision and why she thinks local issues matter to constituents.

 Note: The City of Cortez is an underwriter of KSJD.