Fairgrounds, veterans affairs report growth

The Montezuma County Fairgrounds and veteran services continue to show strong growth, according to reports presented to county commissioners. Last year, there were 273 days with major events or...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Water is top priority for Coram, Catlin

Speaking to an agriculture group this month in Cortez, state legislators Don Coram and Marc Catlin said they’re prepared to help farmers and ranchers from Colorado’s Capitol.“The basis of this...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado Senate, House hear hemp, transportation bills

DENVER – Republicans in the Colorado House of Representatives shot back Thursday after House Speaker Crisanta Duran said a day earlier that revenue-neutral proposals were not the answer to the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Four Corners cover crop study shows mixed results first year

Results are in from the first year of the Southwestern Colorado Research Center’s study on cover crops, but they’re less than encouraging to dryland farmers. In 2015, the research center, which is...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

How to prune your fruit trees this winter

The short days and long nights leave many of us in Southwest Colorado yearning for something: more powder and more turns, a long-lasting snowpack to fill our rivers this spring and summer or the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ditch, reservoir convention to tackle water, climate issues

The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance will hold its 15th annual convention Feb. 15-17 in Ignacio. The nonprofit, founded in 2001, helps Colorado ditch companies, irrigation districts, farmers,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma County agriculture summit focuses on finance

The first Southwest Agricultural Outlook, Strategies and Economic Summit, held in Cortez on Tuesday, focused on helping farmers keep afloat in a difficult economy. Dove Creek Implement Co., Basin...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Presentation on invasive oxeye daisy and Russian olive

The Journal The Southwest Chapter of the Colorado Native Plant Society plans to host a free presentation on managing the invasive oxeye daisy and Russian olive on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Fort Lewis...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Southwest agricultural summit will be held in Lewis

A 2017 Agricultural Outlook, Strategies and Economic Summit will be held on Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center. Lunch will be provided. Discussion items will...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

San Juan National Forest accepting project proposals

The Journal Project proposals are now being accepted for natural-resource projects that benefit the San Juan National Forest and rural economies of Southwestern Colorado, through funding available...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Horsemen plan monthly meeting, talk on arborglyphs

The Journal The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Nonmembers are always welcome to attend. Ruth...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Nominees sought for horse and burro board

The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday issued a call for nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Nominations must be received via email by Feb....

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture