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Hemp farmers in Montezuma County face glut, low prices

MANCOS – Farmers who have struggled for years with falling commodity prices might have some advice for the wave of newbies who jumped into hemp as the next big thing: Grow up. Hemp biomass prices...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers present their trials using cover crops

DOVE CREEK – Planting cover crops instead of fallowing fields may boost soil health, but farmers shouldn’t expect their efforts to work immediately. Cover crops also increase costs. That was the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-based Cedar Networks purchased by Canadian firm

The purchase of Durango-based Cedar Networks by Toronto-based Ting Internet will likely mean an expansion of the Durango business that builds fiber-optic internet systems in Colorado and New...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Tipton’s GOP challenger plans events in Southwest Colorado

Lauren Boebert, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for the Republican nomination for the U.S. 3rd Congressional District, plans two events in Cortez Friday and Saturday. Boebert , who owns...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm expected Monday in Southwest Colorado

A snowstorm expected to leave up to 2 inches in Durango and Cortez is expected Monday, with sporadic snowfall lingering through the week in the San Juan Mountains. Along the U.S. Highway 160...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurants take lead in reducing plastic use

Not surprisingly, quite a few restaurants in environmentally conscious Durango have taken an extra step or two to eliminate the use of single-use plastic items. “We’ve been actively working to...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

3 people who fall through ice at Parque de Vida rescued

Two women and a man fell through the ice on the pond at Parque de Vida Park shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday. The women were rescued by Cortez firefighters and police officers after the man was able...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected Monday, but today’s expected storm fails to hit Four Corners

A snowstorm is expected to hit Southwest Colorado Monday and Tuesday, but the light snow expected over the region today never made it far enough south. Scott Stearns, meteorologist with the...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, Boebert to attend Livestock Association meeting in Cortez

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, and his opponent in the primary election, Lauren Boebert, owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, are scheduled to speak Feb. 8 during the morning session of the annual...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yellow Car Country Wines: Fun, fruity wines in Cortez

Jim and Jean Wootton may not have the most sophisticated or biggest winery in Colorado, or even Montezuma County for that matter, but they may have the funnest. The couple, operating as Yellow Car...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Two little storms expected this week in Southwest Colorado

Storm cells like Monday’s are expected to move through Southwest Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday. Monday’s storm was expected to move on quickly. “It’s like a lot of storms this winter,” said...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance names Michael French as new leader

Michael French, who in 2007 found Durango the ideal location to telecommute while raising a family, has been named the new executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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