Montezuma County

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The Montezuma County commissioners indicated Monday they do not want to be part of the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments, or COG, and will pursue county-wide Internet on their own.

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


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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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After a groundbreaking ceremony last Friday, dirt work on the Montezuma County combined courthouse project is expected to begin early in September once the mass-grading permit is approved by the city of Cortez.


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Montezuma County held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for its new, $8.2 million combined courthouse project. Officials wielded golden shovels as they launched the construction project for a 28,000-square-foot building at Park and Driscoll streets in Cortez.

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A group that advises the Bureau of Land Management may make a recommendation this week regarding a master leasing plan in Montezuma County.


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Coloradoans are now allowed to collect rainwater, thanks to a new law. But the district manager for Colorado Mosquito Control in Montezuma County, Jason Carruth, warns rain barrels can become mosquito breeding grounds and sources of disease.


Controlling Mosquitoes in Montezuma County

Aug 10, 2016
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How many places can water collect in your backyard? Puddles and ponds, old tires, flower pots, or your new rain barrel. Standing water is where mosquitoes lay their eggs, which turn into larvae and then into adults. Those adult mosquitoes can carry infectious diseases-- or at least really annoy you.

The Montezuma Mosquito Control District contracts with a company to keep mosquito populations down. KSJD's Gail Binkly and Austin Cope sat down with Jason Carruth, the district manager of Colorado Mosquito Control, to talk to him about how they control mosquitoes, what diseases are a threat in our area, and what people can do to control mosquitoes on their own property.

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July was drier and hotter than normal in the Cortez area, but August’s prospects appear better.

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