Good season for hay

With a severe drought in Texas and the Midwest producing corn and grains in place of forage, the price of hay is soaring, and Montezuma County producers are feeling the effects on both sides of the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

The Farm jumps into the dinner business

After a recent expansion and rave reviews from supper club members, The Farm Bistro is now open for dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays. “The first weekend was a very soft opening, but we got good...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Navajo Nation set to open new casino

The newest casino to hit the area doesn’t have the Sky Ute Casino Resort shaking in its boots. Instead, casino executives at the Ignacio facility say the competition is welcome.“We know that...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Old Mancos Times building getting some TLC

Chris Wilbur, of Wilbur Engineering in Durango, is in the process of restoring the old building that sits at the end of Mesa Street, near Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters. “My wife and I purchased the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

La Casita — the newest Mexican cuisine eatery

Yes, it’s another Mexican restaurant in Cortez, but La Casita’s kitchen has been bustling ever since it opened its doors on Thursday, Jan. 5. Owners Jesse Quinonez and Chef Isidro Jimenez are...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

War veteran opens new chiropractor business

Former U.S. Army Ranger Jeremy Rosenbaugh knows all about getting bruises and sprains. He served five tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries from a car bomb...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Hope and fear inside the big box store

Her husband, Al Woody, calls Walmart “an oasis” of affordable shopping in a town as expensive to live as Durango. Rebecca Ballesteros appreciates a bargain too, but doesn’t always like going in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Here comes the rein

BAYFIELD — It’s not surprising that top competitors in “reining” would call this area home because the sport has been practiced in the region since before it became known by that name.The maneuvers...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez student members receive FFA’s highest honor

Aeron Acott, Breen McComb, and Rachelle Moore, members of the Cortez FFA Chapter from Cortez, received the American FFA Degree, the highest degree that can be earned in the National FFA...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

PHOTO: Heading to greener pastures

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Saving energy

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

If the shoe fits

Zapateria-La Familiar, or Family Shoe Store, 16 E. Main St., Cortez, is officially open for business.The store’s owner, Beatrice Arvizo, decided to open the store after years of having friends...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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