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.
  • It used to be school cafeterias served up pre-prepared, processed foods, much of it stored in 10-pound cans lining the storage room.Not at the new Montezuma-Cortez High School.Students at M-CHS are being served meals made from scratch, including marinara with fresh tomatoes, baked chicken with orange marmalade sauce, turkey...
  • A Cortez man convicted of attempted child sex assault has argued that the court imposed an "illegal sentence."In a four-page motion filed in June, public defender Amy R. Smith requested that District Court Judge Todd Plewe revise the sentence against Adcock, her client. When accepting the terms of a plea deal, David Adcock,...
  • Grant Smith, owner of GST Liquors in Dolores, has donated 10,000 to help keep the Cortez Cultural Center afloat as it wades through its budget crisis.It's the first sizable donation the nonprofit has received since it announced July that a sale of its iconic building at 25 Market St. in downtown Cortez and slimmed-down refocused...
  • Last weekend, Ute war veterans organization celebrated their 2015 Pow Wow Day at the ceremonial grounds at the Ute Casino in Towaoc. This year, the veterans also invited Montezuma County Volunteers of Foreign Wars Post 5231, Durango VFW Post 4031, Dove Creek VFW Post 5181 and American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75, and all participated in the...