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City of Cortez

  • Cortez Mayor Rachel Medina made a statement at Tuesday’s city council meeting about the recent cancellation of a local LGBTQ pride event. The council also approved Juneteenth as an official city holiday gave the go ahead for the Fourth of July fireworks show in Parque De Vida.
  • The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is raising money to open a grocery store on its reservation. Federal COVID-19 waivers for free school lunch will end when the school year is over. And summer water restrictions in Cortez take effect on Sunday and will remain in place until September 15.
  • It’s the beginning of election season once again, at least in Cortez. The city’s 2022 election is this spring, on April 5. Candidates for city council are just lining up to run. As the process kicks off, KSJD’s Lucas Brady Woods sat down with Cortez City Clerk Linda Smith at City Hall to get an idea of what this year’s municipal election looks like.
  • October marks the start of a new calendar for those who measure and manage water in the Western US, and much of the region remains in drought at the beginning of the new “water year"; Friday is the deadline to apply for the Cortez Community Grants Program.
  • It’s a busy time in the Cortez city government. The annual budget for 2022 is in the works and new initiatives are being rolled out to improve transparency with the community. KSJD’s Lucas Brady Woods has more.
  • Mesa Verde National park has a new superintendent; The City of Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a public meeting next week to adopt the master streets plan; The Mancos Town board will be addressing the 2022 town budget at its next workshop on August 11.
  • Denny Lake, a city-owned body of water in Cortez, will not be getting any more water this season.Also in Cortez, a car accident has prompted a change in…
  • The City of Cortez is moving forward with plans to put on a fireworks show for the community at sundown on the Fourth of July. The ongoing road work in…
  • Tuesday was election day in Cortez. The question posed to voters was whether to approve an exemption from a Colorado state senate bill that prevented…
  • A bill adding new regulations to Colorado’s marijuana industry is advancing with strong bipartisan support at the statehouse.The Colorado House has also…