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.
  • Dolores Elementary Principal Sherri Maxwell was overwhelmed with gratitude last week. Here is what she wrote Feeling grateful is one of the character words we study at Dolores Elementary School. This week we have so many reasons to be grateful for our students, teachers and parents. Last week we moved in to our new...
  • The Dolores River Brewery will again host one of its legendary Halloween costume parties on Friday. A special treat this year is a concert by Wayne The Train Hancock, the undisputed national king of juke-joint swing.Since his stunning 1995 debut - Thunderstorms and Neon Signs - Hancock has garnered national attention and rave...
  • Saturday, Oct. 25, was National Make a Difference Day, and a group of local Mancos students and art-minded volunteers converged on the town's ordinary bear-proof trash cans and made them works of art.In all, there are seven bear-proof containers on Mancos' Boyle Park, Grand Avenue and Cottonwood Park.The resulting day of...
  • WHITE MESA mdash During an intense community meeting here, environmental groups and the Ute Mountain Tribe warned residents of health dangers if the EPA changes rules governing a nearby uranium mill.Representatives from Grand Canyon Trust, Information Network for Responsible Mining, Uranium Watch and the tribe are urging...
  • Down with the old and in with the new was the motto on Friday as crews tore down mailboxes along Colorado 145 between Cortez and Dolores and put up 150 identical metal ones.The new, fairly large, gray mailboxes are part of a Federal Highway Administration safety requirement, said Nancy Shanks, Colorado Department of Transportation...