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

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

Farmers find room to grow

DURANGO — Linley Dixon is thrilled about the solar-powered greenhouse she built this April on her farm, Adobe House Farms. It doesn’t use propane and should be warm enough to grow plants...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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: Agriculture

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: Agriculture

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: Agriculture

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: Agriculture

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: Agriculture

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: Agriculture

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: Agriculture

Farming couple shares passion for growing

A day at the office for these two farmers is a long day, but very rewarding. It is mostly spent outdoors, doing what they love, and coaxing the earth to do what it does naturally — grow good...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Room to graze

The ranchers started early, weaving their horses in and out of the cattle to herd them from the pasture toward the old wooden gate and the road that would lead them north. “Hi-ya” pierced the drone...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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