Economic development

Westerman honored by economic council

Gus Westerman, the Dolores County CSU Extension director and chairman of the Dolores County Development Corporation, has received one of the Economic Development Council of Colorado’s Excellence in...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ken Charles awarded for years of service in economic development

Hospital expansions, roads and preschools are among the hundreds of projects Ken Charles of Durango has worked on during his 29 years as a regional manager for the Colorado Department of Local...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

MCEDA hosts Business Opportunity Forum on Tuesday

The Journal The Montezuma Community Economic Development Association presents a Business Opportunity Forum from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Southwest Colorado Community College campus....

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

JoDee Powers joins MCEDA as economic development specialist

The Journal JoDee Powers, a longtime Colorado and Montezuma County resident, will be joining the Montezuma Community Economic Development Association to serve as the organization’s economic...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Moss becomes manager of Dolores and Cortez chambers

After five years of involvement in both the Cortez and Dolores chambers of commerce, Rocky Moss has been hired as manager of both. Moss, who has served as the Dolores Chamber of Commerce manager...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region 9 finds hope for Montezuma economy in tax credits

A Region 9 analyst focused on an upside of the county’s “distressed” economy during a recent report to the Cortez City Council: Tax help is available. Laura Lewis Marchino, executive director of...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal judge halts Village at Wolf Creek land swap

In a significant win for opponents of the Village at Wolf Creek, a federal judge on Friday invalidated the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to approve a land exchange that would have essentially...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma Community Economic Development Association elects execs

The Montezuma Community Economic Development Association elected a new executive committee on Tuesday to replace outgoing members and fill vacant seats. The association’s board president, Dave...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Luxury RV resort near Purgatory on hold after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot luxury RV resort is on hold because of a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers, according to San Juan County administrator Willy Tookey. The proposed...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Regional Economic Summit looks at Montezuma County economy

Local economists and industry experts attempted to diagnose the Montezuma County economy in a Regional Economic Summit in Cortez on Wednesday. Keynote speaker was Robert “Tino” Sonora, a professor...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Senate panel kills bill seeking to aid rural economies

DENVER – A bill that would have assisted rural communities in wading through the muck of what government assistance was available to them, and how to apply for it, was killed in committee on...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County lobbies to reopen Sage Hen campground

Tucked into a secluded cove of McPhee Reservoir lies the once-popular Sage Hen area of the San National Forest.But since it was closed to camping in 2006, the recreation area near Dolores has lost...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News