historic preservation

City of Cortez

The Cortez City Council agreed Tuesday to nominate the old City Hall at 210 East Main Street for listing on the City Register of Historic Structures.

The History of the McElmo Creek Flume

May 9, 2016
Colorado Preservation, Inc.

The McElmo Creek Flume is a unique piece of irrigation infrastructure that illustrates how water delivery systems were critical in the early days of Cortez history. KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Linda Towle, chairwoman of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, to talk about efforts being made to restore the McElmo Creek Flume and protect it as a historical resource.

Preserving Historic Buildings In Cortez

May 6, 2016
Tom Yoder

Historic preservation is a vital component of understanding the history of Cortez and how it came to be the city it is today. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Jill Seyfarth, a historical and archaeological consultant with Cultural Resource Planning in Durango, about her recent historic preservation work at several downtown Cortez buildings, including the historic buildings where the KSJD studios and Sunflower Theatre are located.

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In the 1930s and 40s, the Galloping Goose moved small freight and passengers around southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lew Matis, President of the Galloping Goose Historical Society, about the history of these gas-powered railroad cars, why they represented important innovation in their time, and an upcoming opportunity to ride on the historic Galloping Goose.

Historic Buildings and the History of Cortez

May 11, 2015

The history of the buildings in Cortez and Montezuma County is a great way to understand our past. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Linda Towle, the Chairwoman of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, and Jill Seyfarth of Cultural Resource Planning, about research that has been done on the historic buildings in Cortez, what it tells us about the history of the city, and events that are happening in Cortez for Historic Preservation Month in May.