Area supports wide variety of 4-H Clubs

There are 12 different 4-H Clubs in Montezuma County. The newest Club is the Alpaca Club in Dolores. It started with a demonstration at the 2009 Montezuma County Fair. Some kids joined Kathie...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Notes from Southwestern Cowbelles April meeting

Southwestern Cowbelles met at the Elks Lodge on Tuesday, April 19. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Mary Ellen McComb at 2 p.m. with 13 members present.The first order of business...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Rebate program offers reimbursement for gelding of stallions

Fresh Start Horse Rescue is offering a rebate program for the gelding (neutering) of stallions in Southwest Colorado. Residents of Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, San Juan, and Dolores Counties are...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Four States Ag Expo announces changes to Board of Directors

The Four States Ag Expo has announced officers for the 2011-2012 year: President – Dusty Beals, Durango; Vice President – Keith Echols, Cortez; Secretary – LeeAnn Milligan, Cortez; Treasurer –...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Lambert Family Angus joins American Angus Association

Lambert Family Angus, of Lewis, is a new member of the American Angus Association.The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Hay farmers hold their own

DURANGO — It’s early spring, and the first cutting of hay on John Baughman’s ranch east of Durango is still months away. But work to prepare for that period of intense activity is already under...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

4-H’ers serve community

In 4-H, one of the requirements for the fair is that the clubs do community service projects. Each club tries to do several projects throughout the year. Community service projects help the kids...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

4-H seeks pop tabs for kids in pediatric care

You may have noticed that 4-H collects pop tabs around the county and wondered what they were for. Well, they are turned into the Ronald McDonald House in Colorado Springs. For every pound of pop...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Hydropower charges growers

DURANGO — Using a small hydropower system, Dan Huntington powers his father’s house, just down the road, using only the water that flows through his property.The system, installed on his ditch last...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Experts: Modified alfalfa plants will contaminate crops

DES MOINES, Iowa — Contamination of organic and traditional crops by recently deregulated, genetically modified alfalfa is inevitable, agriculture experts said, despite Agriculture Secretary Tom...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Native bees have impact in county

Research into the relationship between native bee populations and native plants and grasses is poised to have an impact in Montezuma County. The research is focused on domesticating bees native to...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture