Fairgrounds to host food-safety class

The Colorado State University Extension Office will sponsor a four-hour course for restaurant food-service workers, which covers basic requirements for safe-food handling, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Big Colorado ranch on market for $100 million

Associated Press A 224,000-acre (90,650 hectare) ranch in northwest Colorado is being offered for sale with an asking price of $100 million. The Cross Mountain Ranch is owned by the family of the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Double your SNAP food stamp dollars at Cortez Farmers Market

The JournalDouble your SNAPP dollars at the Cortez Farmers Market every Saturday through the end of October.Spend $20 dollars at the Cortez Farmers Market on fresh fruit and produce every Saturday...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

For Colorado farmers in crisis, a new hotline offers hope

DENVER — “The agricultural economic crisis is real. The resulting stress is real. Let’s TALK about it.” That’s the pitch on the Colorado Department of Agriculture website for a new program aimed at...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado to Sessions: Pot industry working and can be better

DENVER — Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working — and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Federal funding cuts could affect local infrastructure, transportation

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget could be felt locally, with homeownership assistance, infrastructure construction and air service among the areas affected. Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain Capital Partners hires mountain bike director

Officials with Mountain Capital Partners recently announced that Hogan Koesis was hired as mountain bike director for its resorts: Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Four Corners Community Bank hires two

Four Corners Community Bank recently hired Marsha Chaffin and Jackie Cook of Cortez to its staff. Chaffin, a longtime Montezuma County resident, was hired as operations officer at one of the bank’s...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE to hold entrepreneurial-support event

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs will hold its 2017 Startup Showcase and Investor Social from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., August 30, in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Love on a Hanger makes finals in Boutique Awards

Love on a Hanger of Cortez has been voted into the final round of the 2017 Boutique Awards in Colorado as a contender for Overall Boutique of the Year and Storefront Boutique of the Year.The...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Unemployment drops despite weaker than expected hiring

A forecast last December from the University of Colorado Boulder showed Colorado’s unemployment rate was expected to rise from 3.5 percent to 3.9 percent this year. The Denver Post on Monday...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It’s a...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business