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: Business

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: Business

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: Business

Bye-bye, barista

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dodging foreclosure

Fifty-four cases of home foreclosures have already taken place in Montezuma County since January, with another 10 that will soon be opened, according to Montezuma County Treasurer Sherry...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Homestead spirit continues

Seven Meadows Farm, a 70-acre homestead between Mancos and Dolores, grows a wide variety of food crops for folks in the area. There are many buildings, trees and animals around the farm, and owners...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

School plants farm program

A small group of students outside the Dolores Elementary School stared intently at dirt recently as they learned the intricacies of planting carrots and potatoes.The lesson took place outside,...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Farewell, Fernandez

For more than two decades, Dan Fernandez has been a steadfast figure in Southwest Colorado agriculture.From his post as the director of the Dolores County Colorado State University Extension...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ag teachers go to conference

Montezuma-Cortez High School agriculture education instructors Kevin McComb and Amanda Ramos attended The National Association of Agriculture Educators Region 2 conference June 12-15 in Pueblo....

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Unemployment costs

Small businesses in Montezuma County already struggling to keep their doors open in the economic downturn are now faced with paying the costs of higher unemployment insurance rates. In January...

DATE: June 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

CSA farm provides grassroots alternative

An excellent illustration of a CSA farm, or community supported agriculture, is Confluence Farm, on County Road 38. Mary Vozar and Paul Bohmann have worked for five years to grow spring greens and...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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