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Notices and announcements are posted here to facilitate the dissemination of information to the public and enable residents of Montezuma County to make informed decisions regarding local issues and proposals. New notices are published periodically as needed, in compliance with local regulations.

Public Notice 

Fairboard Vacancy

Montezuma County is seeking an applicant to serve as an alternate on the Montezuma County Fair Board Committee. You must be a resident of Montezuma County or Dolores County. You must be at least 18 years old.

Selection by the Board of County Commissioners will be July 7, 2020. You can email your letter to spowers@co.montezuma.co.us or bmorgan@co.montezuma.co.us or submit a letter of interest by July 6, 2020, no later than 4:00 p.m. to:

Montezuma County Administration
Attn: Board of County Commissioners
109 W. Main, Room 260
Cortez, CO 81321

Public Notice 


Paving operations are scheduled to begin on Monday, April 20, 2020, on County Road G, starting at County Road 21 and continuing to County Road J.

Traffic control will be in place.

Expect Delays. The use of alternate routes is recommended.

Construction will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Construction is anticipated to be completed by Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Public Notice 

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address 

Public Health Threat of COVID-19

State extends suspension of downhill ski operations, limits gatherings to no more than 10 people, suspends in-person learning in public & private schools


DENVER – Today Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and announced new executive actions to protect the health and safety of Coloradans. Earlier today at a news conference, Governor Polis announced the launch of the Help Colorado Now effort where Coloradans can donate or volunteer, as well as the Colorado COVID Relief Fund, which has already raised nearly $3 million to help Coloradans impacted by the coronavirus.


“We are acting boldly and swiftly together to protect the health and safety of all Coloradans. The science and data tells us this will get worse before it gets better,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We are in this together and the state is taking the necessary actions to slow the spread of this disease.”


The Governor signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state from March 23 to April 17. The executive order directs Colorado school districts and the Charter School Institute to make every effort to provide alternative learning opportunities during this time while taking into account the needs of local communities. This order also directs the Commissioner of Education to issue guidance to support P-12 school systems in developing and implementing plans to assist families and students in accessing alternative learning, providing free and reduced lunch and breakfast, and offering waivers for instructional time as appropriate. Click here to read.


“Protecting the health of all Coloradoans is our top priority, and moving to online learning and other ways to support learning at home is absolutely the right thing to do,” said Education Commissioner Katy Anthes. “We know school leaders, educators and families will have a lot of questions about how to support their students’ learning at home during this unprecedented time. The department is working on guidance and developing resources to support our schools and students, and it will be available very soon.”


The Governor also announced that he would be extending the suspension of downhill ski area operations through April 6. COVID-19 has spread throughout many mountain communities where ski resorts are located and this is a necessary step to help slow the spread of the virus. Last week, the Governor issued an executive order suspending ski area operations until March 22. Click here to read the order.


In accordance with CDC guidelines, the Colorado Department of Public Health also issued a public health order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people. Gatherings include community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals or any similar event that brings 10 or more people together. Click here to read.


Coloradans can donate or sign up to volunteer at  www.HelpColoradoNow.org.

Public Notice 
Public Notice 



Notice is hereby given that the Montezuma County Emergency Telephone Authority has applied
to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for approval to increase the current
monthly 9-1-1 surcharge affecting all users of exchange telephone, wireless, wireline, and voiceover-internet-protocol (VOIP) telephone services within Montezuma and Dolores Counties from
$0.70 to $1.40. The proposed effective date of the increase is July 1, 2020.

As explained in the Application, the requested surcharge increase is proposed as necessary to
fund expenses related to the provision of emergency telephone service, as allowed by Colorado
law (C.R.S. 29-11-102 and 104).

This application is available for inspection in each local office of the Application or at the
CPUC. The address of the Applicant where the Application may be viewed is Montezuma
County Administration, 109 W Main St., Ste 260, Cortez, CO or Dolores County
Commissioners’ Office, 409 Main St., Dove Creek, CO. The Applicant’s telephone number is

The Application may also be inspected at the offices of the CPUC, 1560 Broadway, Ste. 250,
Denver, CO 80202, and electronically at
https://www.dora.state.co.us/pls/efi/EFI_search_UI.search, Proceeding No-20A-0087T.

Objections or comments may be filed through mail to the offices of the CPUC, 1560 Broadway,
Ste., 250, Denver, CO 80202, or online using the Commission’s electronic filing system at
https:/www.dora.state.co.us/pls/real/CCTS_oWEB.comment_form. All interventions must be
filed in accordance with Rule 1401 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and procedures &
Code of Colorado Regulations, 723-1. If the application is uncontested or unopposed, as
evidenced through the absence of written intervention or object filings by the deadline, the
Commission may determine the matter without a hearing and without further notice. The
deadline for filing an intervention or Objections is April 6, 2020.

If a hearing is held, members of the public may attend and make statements under oath even if
they do not file written objections or request for intervention.

Any person desiring information regarding when hearings, if any, may be held may submit a
a written request to the CPUC or contact the External Affairs section of the Commission at (30)
894-2070 or (800) 456-0858.

Download the notice Here

Public Notice 

Montezuma County Lodgers Tax Committee is seeking applicants to fill a 3-year term vacancy on the committee. Members shall be individuals engaged in tourism by virtue of their profession or business with preference given for members from the lodging industry.

Bylaws of the committee may be obtained from the County Administrator’s Office, Room 260, County Courthouse, 109 West Main, Cortez, Colorado or they can be accessed on line at http://www.co.montezuma.co.us/newsite/publicnotices.html.

Please submit a letter of interest by February 7, 2020, at 4:00 pm to:
Montezuma County Administration
109 W. Main, Room 260
Cortez, CO 81321

Selection will be made on February 11, 2020.

/s/ Kim Percell, Clerk,
Board of County Commissioners,
Montezuma County, CO

Public Notice 

Board of County Commissioners
109 West Main, Room 250
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8317
(970)565-3420 Fax

County Commissioners:
James Candelaria
Keenan G. Ertel
Larry Don Suckla

County Administrator:
Shak Powers

Montezuma County Colorado State University Extension is Requesting Volunteers to Serve on Local Advisory Committee
The Montezuma County and CSU Extension office is requesting volunteers to serve on its local Advisory Committee. The advisory committee will be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
The primary purpose of the advisory committee is to advise and make recommendations. The committee will meet quarterly to discuss Montezuma County Extension programs in 4-H, Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources, and other topics that may be important to Montezuma County. This is a three (3) year term.
In order to get a diversity of members please provide us with a little bit of your history in the Montezuma County community. If you are interested in serving on this Advisory Committee, please write a letter of interest and bring, mail or email to bmorgan@co.montezuma.co.us

Montezuma County
Attn. CSU Advisory Board
109 W. Main, Room 260
Cortez, CO 81321
Fax: 970-565-3420

Public Notice

 Montezuma County Colorado State University Extension is Requesting Volunteers to Serve on Local Advisory Committee

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