Report takes hospitals’ pulse

DURANGO — There really isn’t a middle ground for the hospital business in Colorado. Hospitals are either reporting strong profit margins or struggling to scrape by, according to a recently released...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Memorial Hospital welcomes Dr. Jill Schenk

Jill Schenk, MD, is the first doctor to begin practicing at Southwest Health System’s newest clinic, Southwest Memorial Physicians, located at 20 S. Market Street in Cortez. Dr. Schenk completed...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Four Seasons Greenhouse wins SW award

Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery of Cortez joined the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top independent garden centers when it was named the winner of the Southwest Region of the Today’s...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Ag Expo iPad

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Dolores Healing Space will hold open house

The new Dolores Healing Space will host an open house on Friday, March 23 from noon to 6 p.m. Local complementary and alternative health care practitioners will give short talks on topics such as...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores retailers discuss the future

About 30 Dolores business owners crowded into Town Hall Tuesday to discuss the future of business in this small town.This was the second meeting called by concerned business owners; this one drew...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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