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.
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Montezuma County fue fundado en 1889 como parte de un movimiento a gran escala tendiente a consolidar la identidad de los estadunidenses blancos.
The valleys of Montezuma County, where Mr Sutcliffe produces his wine, are seeking recognition as an American Viticulture Area.
has been attempting to raise 800 to 1,000 signatures on a petition that would ask commissioners in Montezuma County to enforce building codes on new homes built outside the county's three towns, or let voters decide whether inspections should be mandatory.
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.
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.
Gardners proposal has earned the support of countless Coloradans and local officials, including Club 20, Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Farm Bureau, Fruita Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Rural Electric Association, Colorado Wool Growers Association, Grand County, Hinsdale County, and Montezuma County.