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Full-time physical therapist joins Southwest Memorial team

Physical therapist Staci Cost has joined the physical therapy and rehabilitation services team at Southwest Health System. She fills a position vacated by a traveling therapist and will work...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Surgeon announces departure from Southwest Memorial Hospital

Dr. William Rainer Jr., a Cortez surgeon, announced Tuesday that he would no longer offer his services at Southwest Memorial Hospital. In a letter emailed to The Journal, Rainer office stated that...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Vantiv, with Durango office, named nation’s top payment processor

Vantiv on Thursday was named the top payment processor in the country. The company, that has its second-largest office in Durango, processed more debit and credit transactions than any other...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mia Stovall teaches herd dog clinics at Ag Expo

Mia Stovall has worked with herding dogs since getting a start in 4-H at age 14, and this year she shared on some of her knowledge at the 2017 Four States Agricultural Exposition. Stovall, 52, was...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Cortez Hampton gets excellence award

The Cortez Hampton Inn has been awarded the company’s “Circle of Excellence” award for the 2016 business year. General Manager Janice Christiansen said the top 10 percent of Hampton hotels get the...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Annual weed symposium held at Four States Ag Expo

For some farmers, the first day of the Four States Agricultural Exposition was more about education than entertainment. Colorado State University extension agents organized an invasive weed...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Steven Elias selected to be Fort Lewis College business dean

After a search that included meeting with the public, Fort Lewis College has selected Steven Elias to be the new dean of the School of Business Administration. Elias will take over for Interim Dean...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Hemp study for animal feed heads to Colorado governor

DENVER — Colorado livestock could be eating hemp under a bill that awaits the governor’s signature. The state House voted 63-0 Friday to direct the Colorado Department of Agriculture to study the...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Ski Town Computing seizure a misunderstanding, owner says

The state of Colorado this week temporarily seized Ski Town Computing for allegedly failing to pay sales taxes. A letter dated March 7 posted on Ski Town ’s front door stated the business owed the...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Kokopelli Bike and Board starts serving coffee

Cortez’s newest coffee bar is in a somewhat unusual location: a bicycle shop. Kokopelli Bike and Board added coffee and espresso drinks to its product inventory at the beginning of March. The shop...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Loungin’ Lizard plans expansion, new menu in Cortez

Downtown Cortez restaurant Loungin’ Lizard soon will be twice as big and will offer an expanded menu, owners Amanda and Brian Puett said Tuesday. They plan to offer breakfast items in the next few...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Arizona geologist publishes book about Montezuma dryland farming

A Tucson geologist has published a book about dryland farming in Southwest Colorado, with a particular emphasis on Montezuma County. John Bezy has written several books about the geology of the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture