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Water-Related Easements

37-86-102. Right-of-way through other lands Any person owning a water right or conditional water right shall be entitled to a right-of-way through the lands which lie between the point of diversion and point of use or proposed use for the purpose of transporting water for beneficial use in accordance with said water right or conditional […]

Most Commonly Violated Water Statutes

37-84-101. Maintenance of embankments and tail ditch The owners of any ditch for irrigation or other purposes shall carefully maintain theembankments thereof so that the waters of such ditch may not flood or damage thepremises of others, and shall make a tail ditch so as to return the water in such ditch with as little […]

Fence Law

35-46-101. Definitions As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) “Lawful fence” is a well-constructed three barbed wire fence with substantial posts set at a distance of approximately twenty feet apart, and sufficient to turn ordinary horses and cattle, with all gates equally as good as the fence, or any other fence […]


Public Notice  NOTICE OF APPLICATION FILED – March 5, 2020 NOTICE OF APPLICATION BY THE MONTEZUMA COUNTY EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY TO INCREASE THE 9-1-1 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CHARGE 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 […]

Public Notice: Requesting Volunteers to Serve on Local Advisory Committee

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 […]

Public Notice: Public Health Threat of COVID-19

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 […]