Wilson wins FFA forage award

Katelynn Wilson of Cortez FFA earned first-place honors in the Colorado Forage Production Proficiency Award area during the 83rd Colorado FFA Convention on Friday, June 3, in Alamosa.Wilson credits...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ag year looks promising

Though summer temperatures have been slow in coming to Montezuma County and the snow has stubbornly clung to the peaks of the La Plata Mountains, the forecast for the 2011 agriculture season is...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Building better shooters

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Southwest Cowbelles meeting notes

The Southwestern Cowbelles met at the Cortez Elks Lodge on Tuesday, May 17, with the meeting called to order at 2:10 p.m. by President Beverly Humiston. Eight members were present.Committee reports...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Making the cut

The skills honed by cattlemen and women centuries ago are becoming hobbies in the new West and aficionados like Jay Spinney are using every opportunity to fine-tune their craft.Spinney is a member...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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

Planting Co-op seeds

A group of Montezuma County producers are working together to turn a community built on agriculture into an agricultural community.Roughly 30 area producers have been meeting together as the Ag...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez FFA celebrates accomplishments

The National FFA is an organization filled with young men and women striving to be their best and succeed in the agriculture industry. On Tuesday, April 19 the Cortez FFA Chapter had their annual...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Friends of Cortez Farmers Market looks for volunteers

The Friends of the Cortez Farmers Market is looking for a few more “friends” to volunteer their time once a month to help out at the market on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until noon, June through...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Keesee wins Ford President’s award, will host barbecue

Keesee Motor Co. of Cortez is among an elite group of Ford and Lincoln dealerships to be recognized with the 2010 President’s Award by Ford Motor Co., according to a written statement from Ford....

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