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.
  • The rain held off, and the sun shined through during a moving Memorial Day ceremony honoring Spc. George Raymond Geer, a fallen soldier from Montezuma County.Geer's family, local dignitaries, and a crowd of more than 100 citizens attended a dedication naming a new 60-acre natural area in Geer's memory, the Spc. George...
  • The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.From Jack...
  • Two people were transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center early Saturday morning after allegedly being bitten by a bear that wandered into their illegal camp near the Durango Tech Center.Joe Lewandowski, spokesperson with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said the incident happened about 2 a.m. Saturday."We don't...
  • For The Cortez JournalMercy Regional Medical Center invites the public to "Using Mindfulness, Reflection, and Relationship Dynamics to Create Health," a free workshop for caregivers. The workshop will take place Friday, June 5, from noon to 100 p.m. in Conference Room B on the Garden level at Mercy. Led by Dr. Selena...