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.
  • With little public discussion, school leaders voted unanimously this week to sell the historic Calkins Building to a Kansas City investment group for 275,000.We negotiated up the price, said Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 Superintendent Alex Carter.Linda Towle, of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board,...
  • DENVER - A measure that would have limited elections crimes in Colorado opened lingering wounds on Wednesday.A wide spectrum of elections-law activists - some who often passionately divided - lined up to testify against the measure, which was killed in a House committee.Opponents pointed to several...
  • DENVER - A measure that would allow off-highway vehicles on county roads crossed its first hurdle Wednesday, but it faces a rocky road.The measure by state Rep. J. Paul Brown, R-Ignacio, would allow licensed drivers with all-terrain vehicles to travel on dirt county roads. The measure was amended to exclude paved roads at the...
  • DENVER - With tears in her eyes, Julie Selsberg offered a simple message to lawmakers Tuesday "Please show mercy on the truly ill."After watching her father suffer a losing battle to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, Selsberg said it is time for the Legislature to...
  • For the first time in recent history, gasoline prices in Cortez dropped below 2 per gallon this week.On Thursday, Jan. 29, the Giant Store on East Main advertised regular gasoline at 1.97 per gallon. Earlier in the week, Giant was charging seven cents more.With the lower price at Giant, retailers along Main Street followed...