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.
  • An ordinary Friday afternoon at Vista Grande Nursing Home in Cortez was shaken up when a sedan crashed into a patient's room on the front end of the building.While the patient was in bed resting at the time of the crash, she and the driver of the vehicle did not sustain injuries."She's pretty shaken up, but...
  • The ultra-competitive art world is notoriously tough to break into, and Hollywood, even tougher, but Cortez artist Cara Rose Randolph has managed to do both this month with her company Wine Bottle Art Designs.The sequence of events was fit for a Hollywood script itself One of Randolph's pieces is on display in a...
  • Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker has ordered an end to indiscriminate shackling of youths in local courtrooms.A 272-word administrative order by Walker stated that placing kids in constraints "may be contrary to the restorative and rehabilitative process" of the justice system. The order was handed down on March...
  • Citing a need for promoting freedom in rural areas, Montezuma County commissioners approved the use of off-highway vehicles OHVs on county roads.There is nothing wrong with this OHV ordinance, said commissioner Larry Don Suckla. We live in a rural place because we have more freedoms. When you want...
  • Silverton, with a population of 629, is gaining attention for a possible 630th resident Bigfoot.A recent episode of "Paranormal Central" on the Dark Matter Radio Network resurrected discussion about possible Bigfoot sightings in Silverton. Much of hosts Danny Valderrama's and Jeff Gonzalez's debate centered...