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  • Vandalism, drug use, and other undesirable activities at the public restroom in Cortez’s Veterans Park have led the city to close the aging facility. It will likely remain that way and eventually be torn down.
  • Two people died outside in the elements in Cortez this winter, but neither was actually homeless. That’s according to Montezuma County Coroner George Deavers.
  • A new seed store and bakery is opening its doors in Cortez for the first time on Saturday. Pueblo Seed & Food Company sells seeds that originated in and are adapted to the desert Southwest, as well as curated seeds from different arid regions all over the world. The company’s farm is located in McElmo Canyon on land protected by a Montezuma Land Conservancy easement, and grows crops like heritage wheat, rye and barley. Nanna Meyer, a baker and co-owner of Pueblo Seed & Food Company, says that she hopes the store will help provide a return to food culture for the residents of Montezuma County after years of isolation during the pandemic. And a new Colorado gun-control law that’s on hold due to a court challenge won’t be going into effect anytime soon.
  • Dozens of abortion rights supporters gathered in Cortez over the weekend. And the Ute Pass Fire broke out late Friday afternoon a few miles northeast of Durango, but is at least 80% contained.
  • Colorado lawmakers are debating a bill that would maintain the state’s unrestricted access to abortions. And Montezuma County posted some clarifying information about the site of the old M&M building on South Broadway in Cortez.
  • Six people will reportedly be charged with harassment because of their behavior during political demonstrations in downtown Cortez on Saturday, January 2.
  • Cortez police will likely not enforce Colorado’s new mandatory mask-wearing requirement, which took effect Friday.Critics of Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School…
  • Listen and learn about the historic buildings of Montezuma Avenue, the history of Cortez, and the people who built it.This project is sponsored by History…
  • The Cortez Public Library provides many services to the community, including programs for early childhood literacy, adult learning, and celebrating local…
  • The City of Cortez is encouraging businesses to liven up their premises this summer by partially funding beautification projects.According to a release,…