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Montezuma County 

Montezuma County requests proposals for grant writing services for the 2020-2021 USDA and IGNITE applications.  Further grant writing services may be requested as needed.  Applications will be considered from both firms and individuals.

RESOLUTION No. 21-2020: Land Use Code

Community Update 11-18-2020

Montezuma County to Level Orange on the CDPHE Covid 19 Dial

As of 4:00pm on November 16, the state moved Montezuma County to Level Orange on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) COVID-19 dial.  This decision results from numbers reported to CDPHE by the Montezuma County Public Health Department earlier in the day.  Moving to this level brings us into new guidance from CDPHE.  To become familiar with the new guidance, please refer to https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial.  

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners would like to encourage citizens to continue to act responsibly.  Take care of yourself, your family, friends, and community by staying home if you feel sick, practicing social distancing, and limiting social interactions beyond your household.  Follow trusted sources of information, treat others with kindness and respect, and support our local businesses.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER NOTICE of RECALL PROTEST HEARING

Amended MONTEZUMA COUNTY LAND USE CODE

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA
STATE OF COLORADO
At a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Montezuma County, Colorado, duly convened and held the 17th day of November, 2020, with the following persons in attendance:
Commissioners Present: Commissioners Absent: County Attorney:
County Administrator: County Clerk:
Larry Don Suckla, James Candelaria and Keenan Ertel
John C. Baxter Shak Powers Kim Percell
The following proceedings, among others, were taken:
RESOLUTION No. -2020
A RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NOS. 2-98, 12-2000, 4-2002, 10-2003, 17-2003,
13-2004, 4-2006, 11-2007, 7-2008, 12-2009, 09-2010, 2012-6 and 3-2015 THE MONTEZUMA COUNTY LAND USE CODE

Amended Land Use Code Proposal

Christmas Tree Permits Available Online from the San Juan National Forest

Christmas Tree Permits Available Online from the San Juan National Forest for the Upcoming Holiday Season

 

Durango, Colo., November 9, 2020 – Christmas tree permits will be available to purchase with local vendors and online through Recreation.gov beginning November 12, 2020. Details about designated cutting areas, dates and types of trees that may be cut can be found here on the San Juan National Forest’s Christmas Tree Permit webpage on Recreation.gov.

“For many families, venturing into a National Forest to cut their Christmas tree for the holidays is a treasured tradition carried on for generations,” said Kara Chadwick, San Juan National Forest Supervisor. “For families creating new traditions, a trip to their local forest to cut their own Christmas tree may be a thrilling experience as they discover the joy of hiking through the forest in search of the perfect holiday centerpiece.”

It is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit. Visitors will also need to set up or login to a Recreation.gov account to complete the transaction. Online permits are $8.00 plus a $2.50 fee to Rec.gov. Permits may also be purchased for $8.00 at any of the local vendor locations listed below:

  • Dolores: Dolores Outfitters 341 Railroad Ave
  • Durango: Kroeger’s Ace Hardware, #8 Town Plaza
  • Lewis:  Cox Corner Store, 18794 Hwy 491
  • Mancos: Cox Conoco, 201 E. Railroad Avenue

Cutting a Christmas tree also improves forest health. Local forest health experts identify areas that benefit from thinning trees that tend to be the perfect size for Christmas trees. Removing these trees in designated areas helps other trees grow larger and can open areas that provide forage for wildlife. Do not cut Ponderosa Pine or Douglas fir trees. There are specific areas off limits on the forest, such La Plata Canyon near Durango. Trees may not be cut within 100 feet of a county road, highway, or developed campground. Please review the San Juan National Forest Christmas Tree cutting guidelines and rules thoroughly.

All offices on the San Juan National Forest are conducting business and providing visitor services virtually. For information on the San Juan National Forest, call (970) 247-4874, visit the forest website, or follow us on social media (Twitter and Facebook).

APPLICANT SOUGHT FOR THE COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

The Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission has one (1) Alternate position available for an appointment beginning January 1, 2021. The position will be a three-year term. Duties include a minimum of one (1) monthly meeting and occasional work sessions wherein proposed land uses and issues will be evaluated for recommendations to be made to the Board of County Commissioners to consider in the formulation of their decisions.

 

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Fire restrictions lifting October 28 on San Juan National Forest

Durango, Colo., October 27, 2020 – The majority of the San Juan National Forest has received measurable rain and snowfall, and fire danger has moderated. Fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest will be rescinded at 12:01 a.m. on October 28, 2020. This means that beginning on October 28, visitors to the forest may have a campfire.
In spite of the rain, snow, and increased humidity, San Juan National Forest officials remind visitors to always practice fire safety. “Forest visitors need to remain diligent and prevent human-caused fire,” said Richard Bustamante, Fire Staff Officer for the San Juan National Forest. “While fire danger has moderated

Fire restrictions lifting October 28

Public Notice: TELEPHONE AUTHORITY TO INCREASE THE 9-1-1 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CHARGE

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 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
970-565-8311.

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 requests 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