Cortez, CO

The list of activities for visitors to Cortez, Colorado and the surrounding area is endless. Cortez's beautiful location, nestled between the mountains and desert, offers a wide variety of outdoor activities.   The cultural diversity of the area will give visitors an opportunity to learn about ancient inhabitants of the area, as well as current residents. Mesa Verde Country Tourism is a great starting point for planning your trip.  While in the area, visit the Colorado Welcome Center to get all the information you will need for a great adventure. The Parks and Recreation Department has several facilities for the use of the community and visitors. Our parks offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including picnic spots and sports fields.  The Conquistador Golf Course is a championship 18-hole golf course with sand traps, water hazards, practice driving range and putting green. The Cortez Municipal Aquatics Complex is open to the public seven days a week during the summer months for your enjoyment. The Cortez Recreation Center offers fun for everyone! It features pools, climbing walls, and numerous amenities.
  • A reported LSD-fueled assault case was dropped this week after prosecutors announced a six-month backlog at the state crime lab.Citing additional investigation was needed District Attorney Will Furse dismissed second- and third-degree assault charges against Shawn Michael Winters, 41, of Cortez on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Furse explained he...
  • Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker seemed puzzled earlier this month after his regular court docket was briefly interrupted.On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the day's criminal docket was momentarily delayed when Jack Roth, head prosecutor of the Colorado Attorney General's violent crimes staff, appeared via telephone. Roth...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on Tuesday slammed President Barack Obama after he vetoed the bill to build the 1,179-mile Keystone XL pipeline.After the president vetoed the legislation just hours after it was sent to the White House, Gardner said Obama "ignored the will of the American...
  • DENVER - Hunters and anglers gathered outside the Colorado Capitol on a cold Wednesday afternoon to demand, "Keep public lands in public hands."The gathering of sportsmen from around the state - and even from neighboring states like Wyoming - served as a warning to state lawmakers not to advance efforts...
  • DENVER - Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a measure sponsored by Rep. Don Coram that would set aside money for a popular program that provides intrauterine devices, or IUDs, to low-income young women.The Colorado House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee backed Coram's bill by a vote of 8-5, with Rep. Lois...