Lawmaker eyes greater setback for wells

Colorado state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush says she plans to take up the issue of water contamination and greater setbacks for gas and oil wells from waterways in the wake of this month’s devastating...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Empire Electric to inspect poles

Empire Electric Association Inc. conducts routine inspections on poles and towers to determine their current state of condition. Corrosion, which reduces structural integrity, is inevitable, and...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Gas prices fall as weather calms markets

NEW YORK – Gasoline prices have fallen steadily through September, and drivers should look forward to even cheaper fill-ups in the weeks ahead. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Are pot opportunities going up in smoke?

Over bluegrass weekend in June, the Telluride Bud Co. turned away 364 people wanting to sample recreational marijuana. On Telluride Blues and Brews Festival weekend in September, the medical...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Front Range resorts making snow

DILLON (AP) – Two Colorado ski resorts that are among the first in the state to open for the winter season and among the last to close have begun making snow. Arapahoe Basin and Loveland are taking...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Colo. lawmakers take aim at ski water plan Forest Service wants to tie permitting with water rights

DENVER – A U.S. Forest Service bid to control water rights at ski areas remains a sore point with Colorado lawmakers in both Denver and Washington. A senior official from the Forest Service told...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Fall harvest

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

The art of the farm

Flying pigs, statuesque chickens, wall-size oil paintings and beginner chalk-works and drawings all have a similar theme at the latest Cortez Cultural Center exhibit – “Artists of Agri-culture.”...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Waste-removal effort planned at Phil’s World

Volunteers are needed this weekend to help cleanup Phil’s World on National Public Lands Day. “Dumping has definitely been an issue out there for several years,” said Dani Gregory, president of the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Flu vaccine options: What’s right for you?

Signs like this one are already up at local pharmacies: “Flu Vaccine Available Here!” Indeed, flu season is right around the corner. As you prepare for winter by cutting back the perennials,...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Glass class

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Real estate, mineral tax deadline is Oct. 3

Sherry Dyess, Montezuma County Treasurer, would like to remind property owners that 3 p.m. Oct. 3, 2013, is deadline to pay 2012 real estate and mineral taxes before they are published. If you have...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

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