Montezuma County

Montezuma County, Colorado

109 W Main St Rm 302
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-8317
Fax: (970) 565-3420

On southwesternmost border of CO; organized Apr 16, 1889, from La Plata County. The corners of four states, CO, AZ, NM, and UT, meet at this point, the only place in the U.S. where this occurs. Name Origin: For Montezuma (1479?-1520), Aztec Indian emperor of Mexico who was conquered by Hernan Cortez (1485-1547)

Area (sq mi):: 2039.97 (land 2036.63; water 3.34) Population per square mile: 12.20
Population 2005: 24,778 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 27.60% Population 2000: 23,830 (White 77.50%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 9.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 18.00%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,003; median household $32,083; Population below poverty level: 16.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,490-$23,752
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Her doctoral focus is fall detection and management in rural home hospice in Montezuma County. Member Nora Fluke has been selected to manage an AHEC grant in our area which will provide funding for expansion of nurse navigation in primary care.
The company plans to expand its C[O.sub.2] production operations in the Cow Canyon area of the McElmo Dome source field in Montezuma County, CO, and expand the approximately 500-mile Cortez Pipeline that transports C[O.sub.2] from southwestern Colorado to eastern New Mexico and West Texas for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects.
And it was good.': The next wine hotspot?:The valleys of Montezuma County, where Mr Sutcliffe produces his wine, are seeking recognition as an American Viticulture Area.
But other structural inspections on homes built on the outskirts of Montezuma County's towns of Cortez, Mancos, and Dolores, are voluntary, and two of the county's three commissioners are vocally opposed to making them mandatory, citing owners' rights.
At first, Tom Colbert says, all he wanted to do was prove a simple point: "You can cut tree s and strn do the forest some good." What began as an almost desperate experiment in Montezuma County, Colorado, has gone far beyond breathing life into the moribund local timber industry and restoring 7,000 acres of ponderosa pine forest.
PLEADED: Shaun Murphy, 18, innocent to first- and second-degree murder charges in the beating death of Fred Martinez Jr., in Montezuma County, N.M., court, October 18.
Rather than see their operation in Montezuma County, in the southwestern corner of Colorado, merge with that of the neighboring La Plata County daily, Journal employees will move into their own new headquarters this year.
In the dry, rugged corner of Colorado dubbed "Mesa Verde Country" by the Montezuma County Economic Development Council, most people make a living from ranching, farming or tourism.
The final program given was from Tim Reader, a forest products consultant with Montezuma County, Colo.