Area farmers forming distribution co-op

A wholesale distribution cooperative for local farmers and ranchers launched Thursday under the banner Southwest Farm Fresh, A Farm and Ranch Cooperative. The group of about 20 area producers...

DATE: March 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Coram, Brown court voters

State Rep. Don Coram gave an update on state politics and bills during the Four Corners Ag Expo on Saturday morning. Coram represents the 58th District, which includes Montezuma, Dolores,...

DATE: March 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Should fire danger limit burning of rural agricultural ditches?

DENVER – Farmers could be blocked from burning their ditches when fire danger is high under a bill the state Senate approved Friday. House Bill 1007 gives county commissioners the power to limit...

DATE: March 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ag expo off to a solid start

The 32nd annual Four States Agricultural Exposition jumped off to a sunny start Thursday morning, and is well prepared to handle the weekend crowd. Organized events, demonstrations, and classes are...

DATE: March 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Project finds apple thought extinct

Scattered in orchards around the county are varieties of apple trees that were largely forgotten until the co-founders of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project went looking. In the process,...

DATE: March 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez FFA celebrates week

The Cortez FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 16-22. This year’s theme is “Ignite,” and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

In dry winter, you may need to water trees, lawn

I’ve come to the conclusion that if we need moisture, all I have to do is write about techniques for water conservation. In summer 2012, I provided suggestions for watering during drought. In the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Homegrown Retreat sets schedule

Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado present the Sixth Annual Homegrown Retreat – Home Cookin’: A Showcase of Regional Innovative Local Food Projects, at Durango’s Fort Lewis College in the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Farmers may be eligible for USDA drought loans

Farmers and ranchers in Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel, Archuleta and La Plata counties may be eligible for low-interest emergency loans to help cover losses they sustained as a result of the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Blood drives for February

United Blood Services will be at the following locations for the Mobile Blood Drive in February: Thursday, Feb. 13 In Cortez at the Cortez High School - Gym, 206 W. 7th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

DATE: Jan. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Blackburn presents book 'Prayer Rock'

Fred Blackburn will discuss his work Prayer Rock: In the Shadow of the Bear on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, 515 Park St. Prayer Rock sits in the heart of Lukachukai...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

More habitat is preserved for Gunnison sage grouse

Montezuma Land Conservancy closed out its 15th anniversary with protecting another critical property northeast of Dove Creek. Thanks to a local landowner, the 640-acre property, which is now...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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