Dolores State Bank donates land for community center

The Dolores State Bank recently donated land to the Lewis Arriola Community Center.Bank officials gathered Wednesday with members of the Community Center to sign the paperwork that would give the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Chamber of Commerce holds Business After Hours

The next Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours, hosted by the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market Street, will be on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.Business After Hours events...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Award-winning farm

The Ute Mountain Farm and Ranch in Towaoc gained national recognition during the recent National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest. The farm claimed a third place in the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Equipment costs cut into farmer's profits

Some in the food and agriculture industry are sounding the alarms. The future of our food is in jeopardy, they say.“I don’t know what the answer is, but something has to change or we’re not going...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Agricultural energy workshop set for Feb. 6

An agricultural energy workshop will be held on Feb. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, presented by the Colorado State University, Montezuma and Dolores County...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

New used furniture store opens in Mancos

Lil’ Bit Used Furniture store had their grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 21. The store is located across from the Old Mancos Inn, in the lower level. Owner Nancy Burgio said the store’s hours will...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

It’s a sign of the times — SOLD!

Montezuma County Realtors held an open house for economic growth last year with residential property sales that busted through the roof.The number of residential properties sold in the county...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Economist: Cortez stuck in recession until 2015

Unless something drastic happens, Montezuma County won’t see real, per capita income rise back to pre-recession levels until 2015 — at the earliest, according to Associate Professor of Economics...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Salvation Army support

DATE: Jan. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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