Rounding a barrel

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Company eyes Dove Creek for hemp plant

A Florida firm is interested in purchasing an abandoned sunflower processing plant in Dove Creek to process hemp crops. Bayfront Capital, of Bradenton, Florida, is negotiating to purchase the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Annual Food and Farm Forum planned for Montrose

The Journal The fifth annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, titled “Healthy Land, Food, People,” will be held on Jan. 20 at the Montrose County Fairground and Jan 21 at the Montrose...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

For brand inspector Chad Moore, a day on horseback beats an office chair any day of the week

In a county pasture awash in late fall sunlight and surrounded by the distant La Plata Mountains, Chad Moore ambles on horseback through a herd of slow-moving cattle. With the herd owner, Shane...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

League’s November meeting focuses on School to Farm Project

The Journal The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County will meet on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores. The speaker will be Zoe Nelson, who is the executive...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Annual 4-H Day is Nov. 5 at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

The Journal The fifth annual 4-H Day is scheduled for Nov. 5 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is geared to families and includes projects offered by 4-H, including...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

BLM’s grazing fund benefits ranchers in Montezuma County

The Board of Grazing Advisors for the Southwest BLM District swung through Montezuma County last week. The board doles out funding for range improvements needed by local ranchers. The funds are...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Panthers football tries to rebound against Gunnison

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers football team plays today in Gunnison, and Journal reporter Jardyn Angell will be there with a live report.  

Man gets probation, will pay $7,697 after killing bull

A Montezuma County rancher was sentenced Monday to 90 days of unsupervised probation and ordered to pay $7,697 in restitution after being convicted of shooting and killing his neighbor’s...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Bayfield couple’s ‘weeds’ turn into growing hops business

When Paul and Krii Black found hops growing on the ranch they manage in the Pine River Valley, they thought they were weeds. But after talking with a neighbor and doing a bit of research, they...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Entrepreneur develops cattle health-tracking system

An Australian entrepreneur, now based in Durango, wants to change the way cattle herds are managed with health-tracking technology. David Poussard’s company CattleFit was one of five local...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma 4-H livestock sale nets $152,000

Following are the results of the livestock sale of the Montezuma County Fair. Listings include the name of the exhibitor, the weight of the naimal, the sale price and the buyer. Grand champions...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture