Category Archives: December 2019

Roy Lane, Cortez’s longtime police chief, dies

Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane, who until his recent retirement was the longest-serving police chief in the state of Colorado, has died after a lengthy illness. A memorial service and reception will take place beginning Saturday, Dec. 28, at 3 … Continue reading

Published in December 2019

Jill Carlson resigns from Cortez City Council

Jill Carlson has resigned from the Cortez City Council. Carlson, who was easily elected to a second term in April 2018, announced her resignation at the council meeting Dec. 10. She said she recently accepted a part-time position working for … Continue reading

Published in December 2019

Southwest Colo. wins statewide competition for forest health funding

Southwest Colorado has been chosen as the focus of a new effort to improve forest health and increase the resilience of forests and communities. The Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative, which includes 30 organizations, is planning to provide funding to efforts … Continue reading

Published in December 2019

Road, coroner’s budgets spark arguments

Accusations of conflicts of interest and money-wasting flew during several different budget-related discussions at the Montezuma County commission’s meeting on Nov. 26. The arguments eventually ended on civil notes, but only after a great deal of acrimony. The most vociferous … Continue reading

Published in December 2019

Therapist says county needs more mental-health providers

A therapist with Montezuma County’s Social Services department came before the county commissioners Nov. 26 to call for more to be done to provide behavioral and mental health support to local residents. “In Montezuma County we are severely lacking in … Continue reading

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