Seeds of safe food

DURANGO — The Fort Lewis College agriculture department and the Colorado State University Extension office are reaching out to help local growers and public-health officials avoid health threats...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Prospects pan out

Bayfield resident Jim Kolb was laid off from his job as a machine serviceman three years ago — about the beginning of the financial crisis.Kolb, 65, said he was ready to retire anyway. But given...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortensen of SWMH named Peak Performer

Dave Mortensen, RPh, Pharmacy Director at Southwest Memorial Hospital earned a Peak Performers award at the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium on October 7. This honor, bestowed...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Harvesting big bucks

Hunters in Southwest Colorado pump more than ammo into their rifles every year. Hunters and anglers are responsible for pumping more than $20 million into Montezuma County’s economy. Colorado Parks...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 recognizes Capron

Bryce Capron, Dove Creek business owner and chair of the Dolores County Development Corporation, has been named the Economic Development Leader of the Year by the Region 9 Economic Development...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Green light on solar array

Flowers, herbs and trees aren’t the only beneficiaries of sunny Southwest Colorado days at Cliffrose Garden Center. The installation of a new solar array at the business has changed the appearance...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A bushel a day

YELLOW JACKET — By the time Tom Hooten opened the gate of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center orchard on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 24, about 300 apple pickers were already armed and...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Leadership Montezuma Class of 2011-2012

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A rose is a rose Desert Rose flower shop calls Karla’s Kitchen new home

Yvonne Lopez lights up when she talks about flowers.They have been her life for eight years. She owns Desert Rose Flowers. Her flowers now have a new location, Karla’s Kitchen.“I just love to make...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Local 4-H members win big at State Fair

Local 4-H members from throughout the county earned the opportunity to send their projects to the Colorado State Fair by being first in their division and age group at the Montezuma County Fair. At...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado Proud

Local agriculture is finding its way onto the plates of students in Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 and the effort is not only benefiting the students, but local growers as well.For the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Highland art donation

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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