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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Beauty salon opens in Cortez

A new beauty salon has opened on Main Street in downtown Cortez. Elite Lash and Aesthetics offers eyelash extensions, facials, waxing, spray tans, and tanning bed services. “I’m inspired to enhance...

DATE: April 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Lone Wolf Welding roams into Dolores

A custom welder and metal artist has set up shop in Dolores. Colorado native Kenneth Vance has opened Lone Wolf Welding in the historic warehouse at Central Avenue and 6th Street. “We bought the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Quilt Co. trains a new generation of quilters

Quilting since last summer, 10-year-old Mercades has handcrafted a personalized Halloween bag, hanging chalkboard, a small throw quilt and a Christmas stocking. “I love the fabrics,” a smiling...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Columbine ownership shifts in joint venture

Ownership at The Columbine in Mancos, one of Colorado’s oldest saloons, changed hands on New Year’s Day. Formerly held by a six-person partnership, The Columbine is now owned by Tammy Davison,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News