Cortez Journal

Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission gets update on land use code

On Wednesday, a pair of consultants gave the Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission their first glimpse of an updated land use code. The town has hired planning firm SAFEBuilt Studio to give its...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos imposes water restrictions amid drought conditions

The town of Mancos is implementing mild water-use restrictions to prepare for potential shortages later this year. Town Administrator Heather Alvarez has announced that the town would be...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Stonefish-Lizard stage to host New Orleans singer on Saturday in Cortez

Loungin’ Lizard and Stonefish Sushi and More in Cortez will host the first concert on a new outdoor stage Saturday, featuring New Orleans R&B singer Heidijo . After several months of construction...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Burro Fire command begins to transition to Type 3 team

Many of the support personnel in the fight against the Burro Fire left Tuesday after a calm Monday with very little fire growth. Containment of the fire jumped to 53 percent. Infrared flight...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CU Boulder Museum of Natural History explores Mesa Verde National Park

A partnership between Mesa Verde National Park and the University of Colorado Boulder Museum of Natural History could lead to new scientific discoveries in the park. Starting in late May, teams of...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango policeman’s badge, AR-15, handgun, ammo stolen in Mancos

A Durango policeman’s badge, rifle, handgun and ammunition were reported stolen from his parked squad car in Mancos, according to the town’s marshal. Marshal Jason Spruell said he received reports...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire slows; Mancos State Park joins list of closures

The Mancos State Park on Wednesday announced a partial closure of its campgrounds because of fire risk, even as the Burro Fire’s growth slowed down slightly in the morning. Patrick Seekins, of the...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire management team in Dolores prepares for long haul

The Type 1 crew battling the growing Burro Fire in the San Juan National Forest has transformed the Dolores school campus into a temporary headquarters and supply center. Monday morning, a National...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez School District gets community input on mill levy issue

Leaders of the Montezuma-Cortez School District met with stakeholders on Thursday to plan for a second try at passing a mill levy increase. Ballot Measure 3B, which would have funded staff salary...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo thrills audiences in Montezuma County

As the clock struck seven on Thursday, fireworks lit the night sky and the 88th annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo opened with a bang at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Sitting on his horse in...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service responds to Burro Fire northeast of Dolores

The U.S. Forest Service and several local fire departments responded about 4 p.m. Friday to a wildfire near the Bear Creek trailhead off Colorado Highway 145. Steve Orr, a public information...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two killed in collision south of Towaoc; third person critically injured

Two people died Thursday night in a head-on collision near Towaoc, according to Montezuma County emergency personnel. The Cortez Fire Protection District, Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department,...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News