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YouTube: Montezuma County BOCC Workshop August 2, 2021


DATE: August 2, 2021



1:30 P.M.            Town of Mancos – airport gravel pit discussion

                              CEDS/CDAPReview for Region 9 with Economic Development Team

                              Discuss2021 Commissioner Budget

                              P&Z Commissionopening discussion


Jim Candelaria (Pleasant View) Phone: (970) 749-3841

Vice Chairman

Kent Lindsay (District 2) Phone: (970) 560-1471

Commissioner of Deeds

Joel Stevenson (District 3) Phone: (970) 749-3113

Workshop Special Meeting Minutes

BOCC Minutes July 20, 2021

Jobs: Social Service | Eligibility Income Maintenance Technician

Montezuma County Department of Social Service

Montezuma County Department of Social Services has an opening for one SNAP/Medicaid Eligibility Income Maintenance Technician.

Summary of Duties:

Determines initial and ongoing eligibility for food stamps (SNAP) and Medicaid.  Responsible for data entry into the state CBMS system for initial and continual case management. 

Salary:    $16.89/hr. plus insurance and other benefits. 

Application may be obtained online at  or from Montezuma County Social Services and returned to Montezuma County Department of Social Services, 109 W Main, Room 170, Cortez, CO 81321, or by dropping the application in the dropbox.  The deadline for applications is Friday, August 6, 2021.   EOE

Youtube: Montezuma County BOCC Meeting 07/27/2021

9:00 A.M. Minutes


9:00 A.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Montezuma County Board of county commissioners will hold a Public Hearing for review and determination for regarding a proposed Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Generating Projectsubmitted by Shawn & Kathy Wells, Glen Wells Empire Electric Association & Keith Cole; agent: Cortez Solar 2, LLC, on property located at 11501 Road 24, 11551 Road 24& 23999 Road L.4, Cortez, CO, consisting of 67.69 acres, 37.27 acres, &36.98 acres, more or less, 11267 Road 24, consisting of 9.47, more or less, all located north of Road L, west of Hwy 491, situated in Section 16, T.36N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.


A continuance from May 4, 2021:

Notice is hereby given that the Montezuma County Board of county commissioners will hold a Public Hearing for review and determination for regarding a proposed 3 Lot Minor Subdivision and AR10-34 Rezoning Application submitted by Ted Clark; agent: Maness & Associates, on property located at26059 Road 38.5, Dolores, CO, consisting of 32.6 acres, more or less, located north of Hwy 145, east of Road 38, situated in Section 36, T.39N, R.14W, N.M.P.M. The hearing will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 9:00am, Commissioner’s Hearing Room, MontezumaCounty Administrative Offices, 109 W. Main, Cortez, CO. Interested persons may attend and give input. Information may be obtained from the planning Office’s online service at; you may also contact the PlanningDept. at (970) 565-2801 with questions.

Public CommentSession

The Board ofMontezuma County Commissioners welcomes you to this meeting. Person speaking during Public Comment will be limited to three minutes, or depending on the number of people wishing to speak, it may be reduced to allow all members of the public the opportunity to address the board. When addressing theBoard, please state your name and address for the record prior to providingyour comments. Comments to individualSupervisors or staff are not permitted. Participants may not yield their time to others.

Annual Audit Presentation – Majors& Haley – Chris Majors

Public Services

SocialServices – Gina Montoya and Lori Higgins

PublicHealth – Dr. Aikin

Veteran Services– Rick Torres

SeniorServices – Jon Parker

Unfinished Business


1:30 CountyBoard of Equalization Appeals

1:30 p.m. Gary Ray Ellsen (WITHDRAWN)

1:50 p.m. Sue E. Sieber

2:10 p.m. Robert Urquhart, Double R Ranch

2:30 p.m. William R. Perritt (WITHDRAWN)

2:50 p.m. Keith Clem

3:10 p.m. Susan L. Grabbe

3:30 p.m. James G. Ward Trust (WITHDRAWN)

3:50 p.m. Tom O’Hara (WITHDRAWN)

4:10 p.m. David Lee Lamke (WITHDRAWN)

4:10 p.m. Ron F. Kotarski

*County AttorneyReport – Ian MacLaren

*NaturalResources, Planning and Public Lands Report – James Dietrich

*CountyAdministrator Report – Shak Powers

*CountyCommissioners Report

ADDITION the Board of County Commissioners shall conduct suchfurther business as may come before said meeting.

Please Note: Except for the start time and publichearings, all other times are approximate only.

Youtube: Montezuma County BOCC Workshop July 26, 2021


DATE: July 26, 2021


1:30 P.M. Chicken Creek Road Discussion – James Dietrich

RedCross MOU discussion – Jim Spratlen

Broadband discussion and tour with Jim McClain, Kristine Nunn and, Nancy Caldos

ADDITION the Board of County Commissioners shall conduct such further business as may come before said meeting.

Please Note: Except for the start time and public hearings, all other times are approximate only.

Montezuma County Fair Schedule

JULY 17 & 18

8:00 am   4-H Horse Show – Outdoor Arena

FRIDAY, JULY 23rd    

6:00 pm Gates open

7:00 pm Concert – 


9:00 am 4-H Shooting Sports .22 Rifle and .22 Pistol Shoot- 4CRP outdoor range

12:00 pm LJ Production Barrel Race

4:00 pm General Project & Open Class Set-up – Main Barn

5:00 p.m. Demolition Derby Gates Open

6:00 p.m. Demolition Derby Starts

6:00 pm TrueWestern Roundup Rodeo


9:00 am Family Gymkhana – Outdoor Arena Pre-entry required

1:00 pm- 4-H Shooting Sports- Shotgun Shoot- Cortez Trap Club

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Community Open Class Entries Taken – Main Barn 


7:00 am 4-H Rocket Launch –Parking Lot west of grandstands

 (Clover buds will launch their rockets after this) 

10:00 am- 4-H Shooting Sports- Archery Shoot- Archery Range


8:00am-11:00am Open Class entries taken- Main Barn

2:00 pm FFA Members Required Pen Set Up

6:00 pm Pen setup up – Main Barn


9:00 am- 10:00 am 4-H entries taken- Main Barn

10:30 am 4-H  Judging – Main Barn 

                 Open Class Judging to Follow

10:00 am Herdsmanship Interviews and Poster Judging

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Poultry/Rabbit Check-in –Rabbit/Poultry Barn

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm   Goat Check/Weigh-in – Sheep/Goat Barn 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Sheep Check/Weigh-in – Sheep/Goat Barn 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Beef Check/Weigh-in – Beef Barn 

8:00 pm- 9:00 pm Swine Check/Weigh-in – Swine Barn 


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Vendor Check-In

3:00-7:00 pm Horticultural Entries Taken

5:00-7:00 p.m. Open Class & 4-H General Exhibit Open House

5:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Goat Show

                Open Goat Show to Follow

6:00 Goat Roping -Outdoor Arena??


9:00 am –5:30 pm Exhibits Open to Public 

9:00 am – Horticulture Judging

8:00 am 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show-Main Barn

       Open Class Rabbit Show will follow

11:00 am 4-H/FFA Sheep Show – Main Barn  

       Open Class Sheep Show to follow– Main Barn

10:00 am 4-H & Open Poultry Show

2:00 pm – Chicken Chase- Ages 3-8 Main Barn

3:00 pm Bucket Calf Show- Main Barn 

3:15 pm 4-H/FFA Beef Show – Main Barn

              Open Beef show to follow


8:30 am   4-H/FFA Swine Show – Swine Barn 

               Open Swine Show to follow

9:00 am – Rooster Crowing (Poultry Barn) 

9:00 am – 5:30 pm Exhibits Open to Public 

10:30 am- Bunnies & More- Scavenger Hunt- Meet in front of Poultry/Rabbit Barn

11:00 am- Hoofbeats- Egg & Spoon Race- meet in front of upper barn west door

11:30 am- Kalvins Kid’s -Tug of War- in front of beef barn

11:30 am Pee-Wee Cortez FFA Round Robin

12:00 pm- Barnyard Critters- Minute to win it

1:00 pm Sheep Scramble 8-18 yr olds- Outdoor Arena-Parent Sig. Required

2:00 pm IFA Chicken Chase- Ages 3-8 Main Barn

2:30 pm- Round-Up- Capture the Flag

3:00 pm Grand Round-Robin – Indoor Arena  

3:00 pm Four Corners Community Bank Money Hunt Ages 3-4 – Main Barn 

3:30 pm Four Corners Community Bank Money Hunt Ages 5-6 – Main Barn

4:00 pm Four Corners Community Bank Money Hunt Ages 7-8 Main Barn

7:00 pm Ranch Rodeo -Outdoor Arena- Entries due by 6:00 pm

SATURDAY, July 31st  


9:00 am – 5:30 pm Exhibits Open to Public 

9:00 am – Chicken Chase- Ages 3-8 Main Barn

10:00 am First National Bank Greased Pig Chase- Main Barn 

10:30 am Four Corners Community Bank Money Hunt Ages 3-4 – Main


11:00 am Four Corners Community Bank Money Hunt Ages 5-6 – Main Barn 

11:00 am Chili/Salsa Check-in – Main Barn 

11:30 am Four Corners Community Bank Money Hunt ages 7-8 – Main Barn

12:00 pm Chili/Salsa Taste Testing/Judging $2 – Main Barn

12:00 pm LJ Productions Barrel Race

1:00-1:45 pm Buyer Meet and Greet- Livestock Barns

2:00 pm Junior Livestock Sale – Main Barn 

          Stakeholders dinner to follow sale-  

5:00 pm Release Vendors 

6:00 pm TrueWestern Roundup Rodeo

5:00 pm Mud Bog Gates Open – Racetrack 

6:00 pm Mud Bog Starts- Racetrack 


8:00 am-9:00 am Open/4-H General Project Entry Release

9:00-10:00 am General Project Room Tear Down/Clean Up

10:00 am Livestock and Exhibit Release, Pen Tear Down & cleanup 


***Schedule is subject to change; will be posted as changes occur

Montezuma County Fair Registration

2021 Montezuma County Fair

Registration is currently closed

Registration dates: 6/28/2021 – 7/23/2021

BOCC Minutes July 6, 2021

Red Ribbon Week OCTOBER 23-31

20 Ways to Promote Red Ribbon Week in Your Communities and Schools

There are lots of ways to celebrate Red Ribbon Week and every part of your community can get involved. Here are some ideas.

Communities Can:

  1. Contact your elected officials about issuing a proclamation declaring Red Ribbon Week in your community.
  2. Invite elected and government officials to participate in Red Ribbon Week activities.
  3. Display a basket of red ribbons in the reception area of your organization for visitors to take, along with copies of the Red Ribbon Week fact card.
  4. Display red ribbons on the interior and exterior surfaces of your organization’s building.
  5. Sponsor a special drug abuse prevention seminar for the community. Invite a speaker who is an expert on drug prevention and invite the community to attend.
  6. Submit a public service announcement about Red Ribbon Week activities to your local radio station.
  7. Sponsor an in-service educational program for your employees and community leaders.
  8. Organize a drug prevention awareness fair. Invite local nonprofit organizations to participate by staffing exhibit booths, disseminating educational materials, offering free health screenings, and much more.
  9. Set up and staff an exhibit table at a local hospital, doctor’s office, community center, or shopping center to promote Red Ribbon Week and to distribute drug prevention information and materials.
  10. Post fact sheets and Red Ribbon Week event notices and other materials on community webpages, and on bulletin boards in libraries, hospitals, local churches, synagogues, gymnasiums, grocery stores, parks and recreation departments, health clinics, universities, and other public places.

Schools Can:

  1. Wear red ribbons and distribute them to your friends, family, volunteers, staff, and employees.
  2. Sponsor a Red Ribbon Week activity (e.g., fun run; bike-a-thon; bookmark, poster, or essay contest; classroom door decorating contest).
  3. Incorporate drug prevention facts and tips in your school-wide announcements and websites throughout Red Ribbon Week. Create a bulletin board display about Red Ribbon Week and post it in a high traffic area of your school.
  4. Have a Red Ribbon Rally with performances by local talent or school groups.
  5. Have a school assembly (everyone can wear red) and invite a law enforcement officer to speak about the dangers of drug abuse.
  6. Do a drug prevention and refusal skills presentation for your classmates.
  7. Promote Red Ribbon Week at your school’s sporting events by handing out red ribbons, providing information about Red Ribbon Week, and having parents and students take a drug-free pledge.
  8. Sponsor an in-service training on drug prevention education for school administrators, teachers, counselors, nurses, and other staff.
  9. Start a Red Ribbon Week Club that meets regularly to promote drug prevention throughout the year.
  10. Sponsor a health fair and invite health and safety workers from the community to provide educational materials to students and parents.


What is the DEA Red Ribbon Patch Program?

The DEA Red Ribbon Patch Program is designed to provide Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn a patch from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) by performing anti-drug activities to commemorate Red Ribbon Week. The purpose of the Patch Program is to empower young people to engage in a drug-free activity and strengthen their anti-drug beliefs. This initiative seeks to empower young people to create, embrace, and strengthen their drug free beliefs.

What are the Red Ribbon Patch Program Dates?

All activities should be completed between July 1 – November 30.

Who can participate in the program?

All Boy and Girl Scouts are eligible to participate. 1 patch per scout, per program year.

How to Earn the Red Ribbon Patch:

  1. Each scouting unit or troop must coordinate a Red Ribbon Week activity in the community or school.
  2. Each scout must attend a drug use prevention education session.
  3.  Each scout must take the DEA Drug-Free Pledge.
  4. The scout leader must submit the online ‘Activity Report’ to DEA’s website for parents, caregivers, and educators.

For more information about the program or to obtain the Scout Leader Toolkit, please visit You may also contact the Community Outreach & Prevention Support Section at 202-307-7936 or e-mail at

Contact Montezuma County Vice-Chairman, Jim Candelaria (Pleasant View)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Kent Lindsay (District 2)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Joel Stevenson (District 3)