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Montezuma County Commissioners

  • Whether a Dollar General store can be built just off Highway 1`45 between Dolores and Cortez is still undecided.
  • Critics of a planned biochar facility at the former Ironwood plant southwest of Dolores voiced blistering criticism of both Ironwood and the Montezuma County commissioners at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
  • Following a two-hour public hearing, the Montezuma County commissioners on Tuesday delayed deciding whether to approve a controversial high-impact permit for a Dollar General store at Highway 145 and Road N between Cortez and Dolores
  • Montezuma County and the Ironwood mill remain in a legal dispute over waste wood on Ironwood's property at Road T and Highway 145.M
  • Arguments continue to rage over whether President Biden should designate a national monument on lands along the Dolores River.
  • The Montezuma County commissioners have settled on a rate of 1 percent for a proposed public-safety sales tax that would fund the sheriff’s office and detention center, and Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell tells the county commissioners that using full hand counts to tabulate ballots during elections would take more time, cost more money, and be more complex and confusing than fully automated counts.
  • The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners held a public workshop on Monday to discuss plowing and maintenance at Chicken Creek near Mancos. And legislation to create a task force for high-altitude water storage was put on hold Monday afternoon during the state legislature’s Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources Committee hearing.
  • The three Republican primary candidates for Montezuma County Commissioner participated in a forum on Thursday.
  • Primary ballots are being sent out to Colorado voters this week. That includes in the state’s third congressional district, where primary candidates are meeting Wednesday at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Colorado. The organization’s board president, Karen Sheek, talks about what to expect from the event.
  • Primary ballots are being sent out to Colorado voters this week. That includes in the state’s third congressional district, where primary candidates are meeting Wednesday at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Colorado. The organization’s board president, Karen Sheek, talks about what to expect from the event.