Agriculture

CSU Extension gets new advisory committee

As part of a restructuring effort, the Montezuma County Commission has appointed an advisory committee to help support the county’s Colorado State University Extension office. Jan Sennhenn, Don...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Recreation Center’s community garden set to expand

The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center could be much bigger by spring. At the parks, recreation and forestry advisory council meeting on Friday, the leaders of a group of...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 13 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural areas at risk as aquifer drains

DENVER – The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up steams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma orchard project receives two state grants

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project’s mission of reviving the local apple economy just got a financial boost. The nonprofit MORP was recently awarded two grants totaling $120,000 for...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In the Southwest, a sustainable breed of cattle

With the recent drought in the West, ranchers might be forced to find more sustainable options. And some researchers are looking to a breed of cattle from the past to find the answers. Jon and...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola farm conference will focus on profitability

The third annual Southwest Agricultural Seminar will take place Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, 21203 Road S. The event is sponsored by High Desert Conservation...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Open Class Results at the Montezuma County Fair

Art Grand Champion: Bob Gafford, Watercolor Reserve Grand Champion: Arlene Curtis, Acrylic Adult, Acrylic Arlene Curtis: Blue, Champion Arlene Curtis: Blue, Reserve Champion Ashley Craft: Red,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Library to host farm legacy workshop

The Mancos Public Library will sponsor a workshop on Nov. 4 to teach farmers how to leave a successful business to the next generation. Jeffrey Tranel, an agricultural and business management...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best farmer friends

Max Fields and James Plate have been best friends since kindergarten. Together, they moved from Denver to Durango and began farming on a plot of land at the Old Fort in Hesperus. The farm incubator...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

2017 Montezuma County Fair livestock buyers

Antique Corral Aspen Wallwood Auto Glass Wizard Basin Coop Belt Salvage Comfort Air Cortez Animal B&B Country Gas Cruzan Construction D&D Sales Dolores State Bank E-4 Seed Empire Electric...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

2017 Montezuma County Fair winners

Winners in more competitions will publish on Friday. Beef Breeding Beef Grand Champion: Rusty Snyder Reserve Grand Champion: Lauren Butler Breeding Beef–Heifers Rusty Snyder: Blue, Champion Lauren...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County hears offer to continue funding CSU Extension

Montezuma County commissioners are reconsidering their preliminary decision to defund the Colorado State University Extension office, which includes the popular 4-H program. The commissioners said...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News