Montezuma County Commission

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The Montezuma County commissioners on Monday denied a request to replace an employee in the treasurer’s office.

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The Montezuma County commissioners agreed Monday to designate May 12th as a free day for all individual county residents at the landfill. However, in a change from past years, they will not allow Cortez trash trucks in for free.

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.

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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.