Business enterprises

Silver Sparrow jewelry gallery opens in Dolores

Silver Sparrow Designs has opened a new gallery and studio in Dolores. Owner and silversmith Kristi Smith has spent decades perfecting her custom jewelry designs. She recently renovated the back of...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students gain skills in restaurant business

Dolores third-graders served up Mexican, Italian and Indian food during a restaurant project held at the Dolores River Campground on Oct. 11-12. At the campground’s lodge, students bustled about...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

An American story: Citizenship comes with hard work, patience

Gustavo A. Casillas’ journey to Cortez is an American success story.The owner of Gustavo’s Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Cortez immigrated to the U.S. in 2002 from the small town of Juchitlan,...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Tavern focused on quality, fun times

After a brief closure, Dolores’ most scenic restaurant and bar has reopened under new management. The mother-son team of Stacey Pearson and Cody Bracken has opened up the Dolores Tavern at 1319...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 30 years, Robert Scott plans to sell clock repair business

For 25 years, Robert Scott has lived in a house on Florida Road four miles east of town where he also repairs clocks and makes jewelry. After more than a quarter-century, he said it’s time to sell...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New managers plan to reopen M&M truck stop

Longtime locals, brace yourself: New management is looking to reopen the long-abandoned M&M truck stop. The once-popular restaurant, gas station and convenience store at the intersection of U.S....

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Food Market celebrates 20th year

The catch phrase, “Know your grocer, know your community” is very familiar to Montezuma County residents. They have enjoyed the fresh produce, homemade baked goods, convenient deli, and...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Susie’s Gifts closes after 23 years

Susie’s Gifts on Main has been a go-to gift shopping and greeting-card store for locals and visitors for decades. But owner Susie Keck has decided it’s time to close up and retire, albeit with a...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez native returns home and opens Axl’s Glass downtown

Cortez native Vickie Medina has returned home to open Axl’s Glass in a warehouse at 42 North Beech St. in Cortez. The new business offers windshield replacement, rock-chip repair and...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public debates sales tax for broadband

Montezuma County’s proposed sales tax to fund broadband internet dominated the discussion during the commissioners’ first quarterly community meeting on Monday. Forty people showed up at the county...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute’s Growth Fund director retires after 28 years

Bob Zahradnik became an employee of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as the reservation was on the brink of an energy renaissance, which was the spark that contributed to the tribe’s multi-billion...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

A boon for tourist season?

Outdoor recreation rentals, a revived gas station, a boat storage and repair shop, and Mexican food restaurants are all coming to Dolores. Last year, entrepreneur Stan Folsom brought the floating...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News