Rio Grande Southern Restaurant reopens, former owner returns

After being closed for several months, the restaurant inside the Rio Grande Southern Hotel opened quietly Tuesday and started serving breakfasts and lunch.And while there might be some new faces,...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

SW Memorial receives national accreditation

Southwest Memorial Hospital was surveyed over a period of days recently by DNV Healthcare, Inc. (DNV) and was awarded three-year accreditation from the organization, according to a written release...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez airport keeps plugging away

The Cortez Municipal Airport is a one-man operation.Russ Machen is that guy and he has worked for the city of Cortez for 32 years, the past 20 as the airport manager.No matter what the job —...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Commercial pesticide applicator testing

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is offering a location in Cortez for those interested in testing toward their license as a commercial pesticide applicator. The testing is one step in...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Hobby Farming? Getting popular but it’s not easy

Turkeys, rabbits and a 200-pound sow named Candy inhabit the backyard of Nathan and Julie Harris’ home off County Road 216 in southern La Plata County.Their 16-year-old daughter, Samantha, is...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

A lifelong rancher

Larry G. Everett is firmly entrenched in Montezuma County. He was born on the ranch four miles north of Mancos that his grandfather Claud Everett homesteaded in 1907. Larry Everett was taught the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Archibeque, Berry earn First National Bank promotions

Byron Maynes, President and CEO of First National Bank, recently announced that Amie Archibeque and Sara Berry have been promoted to Assistant Vice Presidents at the Cortez branch.Archibeque serves...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Ag educators attend mid-winter conference

The Agriculture Educator’s Creed states: “I will strive to set before my students by my deeds and actions the highest standards of citizenship for the community, state and nation. I will endeavor...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Consignment sale at La Plata County Fairgrounds

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen (4CBCH) will host the 16th annual Consignment Tack and Equipment Sale on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango. The...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Career skills focus of Stock Show trip

Each year, the Cortez FFA Chapter sells citrus fruits, nuts and trail mixes as a fundraiser to be able to attend the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, among other conferences and...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Dolores River Brewery celebrates 10 years

It’s Wednesday at the Dolores River Brewery and that can only mean one thing for owner/brewmaster Mark Youngquist — it’s time to make beer.Brew days are filled with the smell of malted barley, long...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Ribbon cutting

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business