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

Old Mancos Times building getting some TLC

Chris Wilbur, of Wilbur Engineering in Durango, is in the process of restoring the old building that sits at the end of Mesa Street, near Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters. “My wife and I purchased the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

La Casita — the newest Mexican cuisine eatery

Yes, it’s another Mexican restaurant in Cortez, but La Casita’s kitchen has been bustling ever since it opened its doors on Thursday, Jan. 5. Owners Jesse Quinonez and Chef Isidro Jimenez are...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

War veteran opens new chiropractor business

Former U.S. Army Ranger Jeremy Rosenbaugh knows all about getting bruises and sprains. He served five tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries from a car bomb...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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