Montezuma County Commission

Austin Cope

A local citizen and candidate for the Montezuma County commission urged the present commissioners on Monday to develop an ethics policy.

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Does the city of Cortez have a high sales-tax rate? That question has come up following a remark made by Montezuma County Commissioner James Lambert. In a recent interview with KSJD’s Austin Cope, Lambert said he’d heard that Cortez has the second-highest sales-tax rate in Colorado. It turns out that isn’t true, but earlier corrections we posted on the KSJD web site also contained some inaccuracies.

Austin Cope

The new chairman of the Montezuma County commission plans to start holding half-hour work sessions before the regular weekly meetings, but another commissioner says he won’t attend, and questions remain about whether the sessions will be open to the public.

Austin Cope / KSJD

A Montezuma County commissioner and a board member of a local economic development group clashed Monday over what the group, known as MCEDA, has done for the area.

Gail Binkly

The Montezuma County Commissioners likely violated Colorado open meetings law when they met with the Bureau of Land Management to discuss access issues near Summit Ridge in June.