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.
  • Parents and guardians can register students on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.One-stop pre-kindergarten to grade 12 registration will be set up in the high school. Each school secretary will be able to update information for returning students, streamline the registration...
  • Institute plans showing of 'Once Upon a Forest'Mountain Studies Institute hosts a showing of Once Upon a Forest as a kickoff for the Southwest Old Growth Forests Conference at the Smiley Building on Sunday, Aug. 3. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the film will start at 7 p.pm. Food, drink and alcoholic beverages will be...
  • For The Cortez JournalMountain Studies Institute hosts a showing of Once Upon a Forest as a kickoff for the Southwest Old Growth Forests Conference at the Smiley Building on Sunday, Aug. 3. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the film will start at 7 p.pm. Food, drink and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. A raffle will...
  • The Mancos town board discussed setting the town's flat transaction on recreational marijuana purchases at 2 in a meeting on July 9. The town board did not vote on the issue, but instructed the town administrator to begin drafting an ordinance. If passed, the flat fee would go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. Trustee James Maestas said...