Eating profits

Before the San Juan Bioenergy plant broke ground at Dove Creek in September 2007, Southwest Colorado farmers learned one thing:Sunflowers aren’t just for snacking on. They produce enough energy to...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County unemployment rate decreases slightly

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has released unemployment numbers for July. In Montezuma County, the unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted, was 8.3 percent, down slightly from...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Love on a Hanger

Dress it up, dress it down, women just can’t go wrong with a little black dress — unless one can’t be found.Tiffani Waters felt the frustration of the limited options to buy new clothing in Cortez...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Osprey makes ‘Best Places to Work’ list

Osprey Packs was named to Outside magazine’s fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list on Aug. 10.Osprey was ranked number 29 out of 50 selected companies, and is one of only five companies to be...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Making a stand

For two years, Cortez residents have enjoyed the fruits of Rusty and Laurie Hall’s labor in the form of flavorful soups and salads at The Farm.In a tiny storefront on Main Street, the Halls have...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

PHOTO: Through the bank vault

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest flavor

Naming restaurants after his sons is just something Victor Nuñez Sr. does. His new restaurant in Cortez is named after 16-year-old son Beny.Beny’s restaurant was Vic’s Diner in Dolores for 10...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers find room to grow

DURANGO — Linley Dixon is thrilled about the solar-powered greenhouse she built this April on her farm, Adobe House Farms. It doesn’t use propane and should be warm enough to grow plants...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farmers mother

Walk into Bessie White’s home and you are immediately drawn to the kitchen. With warm wood cabinets and an open space filled with light from an eastern facing window, the room is clearly the center...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

The sky is the limit

The helicopter flies low, skimming through the forest trees and squeezing through impossibly tight spaces while a camera snaps photos of the creek below.These photos offer a unique perspective....

DATE: July 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

4-H youths will bring big lineup to county fair

Attention one and all! Young and old! Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! You will not want to miss the event of the year: The Montezuma County Fair is Friday, July 29, through Saturday, Aug....

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Countdown to county fair Area 4-H youth preparing for big annual event

All around Montezuma County, youths are spending their time obsessing over the eating habits of livestock.While concerns over food rations for swine, exercise for sheep and posture for cattle are...

DATE: July 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture