Staying afloat

Have you ever been hiking and come upon a beautiful river and thought to yourself, “I wish I had a raft so I could follow this river for a few miles!”? That’s exactly what Alpacka Rafts makes — a...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

4-H participants win at county fair

Montezuma County Fair results for 4-H participants follow.4-H projects are divided in to junior (8-10 years old), intermediate (11-13), and senior (14-18). There are a few contests that are divided...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Community makes county fair succeed for youths in 4-H

This year’s County Fair was a huge success, thanks to all of the hard work that everyone did. The 4-H members worked hard on their projects all year, so that they could display them at the fair for...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Fruits of labor

Jude Schuenemeyer is a historian. Rather than with pen and paper, though, Schuenemeyer tells the stories of Montezuma County with branches and leaves, apples and peaches. The history Schuenemeyer...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Alzheimer’s Walk sponsors

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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