January 7, 2021
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.
The Board of County Commissioners is seeking to appoint two Montezuma County residents to a Citizen Review Panel as part of a local conflict resolution process. The panel will provide a forum for grievances of County Social Services Department employees investigating in their official capacity reports of child abuse and/or neglect. Please submit a letter of application no later than February 12, 2021 to:
Montezuma County Administration
Citizen Review Panel
109 W Main St, Room 260
Cortez, CO 81321
Office of the County Clerk & Recorder
County of Montezuma
To: ALL ELECTORS, MONTEZUMA CORTEZ SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1, MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF COLORADO REVISED STATUTES, SECTION 1-5-205, NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT A RECALL ELECTION WILL BE HELD FOR RESIDENTS IN THE MONTEZUMA CORTEZ SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1, IN SAID COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA, STATE OF COLORADO, ON TUESDAY THE 16TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2021.
The recall election will be conducted as a mail ballot election.
Recall Election Timeline:
Successor Candidate petitions due: January 8, 2021
Petition sufficiency due: January 10, 2021
Deadline for incumbent to resign: January 8, 2021
Last Day for a Write-in affidavits. February 1, 2021
Ballots mailed: February 1, 2021
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:
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).