Economy (general)

FLC professor: Tax plan’s hit to graduate students could harm economy

WASHINGTON – A Fort Lewis College professor says the proposed Republican tax overhaul plan that includes changes to tax deductions for graduate students could have long-term harm to the economy...

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

Local bank leader retires after 41 years

President of Dolores State Bank Ed Merritt is retiring after 41 years. Merritt grew up in Dolores and went on to be one of the financial leaders of the community. Under his leadership, Dolores...

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

Region 9 report reveals slight job growth in Montezuma County

Data recently released by the Region 9 Economic Development District show a slight increase in the number of jobs in Montezuma County in 2016, especially in the service sector. Region 9 economic...

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

Dolores River Festival boosts economy, analysis says

The 2017 Dolores River Festival attracted a large regional crowd and benefited local shops and hotels, according to an economic analysis conducted by Fort Lewis College business students. The...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County declares mill fire an emergency disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the Western Excelsior fire on May 8. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

ConocoPhillips sells San Juan Basin assets for up to $3 billion

ConocoPhillips has announced the sale of its interests in the San Juan Basin – a natural gas and oil field that spans northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado – to Hilcorp San Juan LP for...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

County planners OK high-impact use near industrial park

The Montezuma County Planning and Zoning board gave initial approval for D&L Construction to do business on land near the Cortez Industrial Park, amid opposition from about a dozen residents and...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma orchard project tests apple market

In an ongoing effort to revive the local apple economy, officials with the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project met with 40 growers in Dolores last week to discuss market potential. One hundred...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Town Board likes orchard idea

The Dolores Town Board considered a request to plant a fruit orchard in an unused portion of Joe Rowell Park.Jude Schuenemeyer of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project proposed planting 70-100...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Innovation Corridor builds startup culture

A new effort is underway to coordinate and encourage technology startup companies in Southwest Colorado because they are environmentally friendly and could bring high-paying jobs to the region. ...

DATE: March 31, 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

Dolores chamber reaches out to ‘tri-city’ businesses

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce is branching out as part of a wider vision to promote the region. Director Rocky Moss is collaborating with the Cortez and Mancos chambers as part of a “tri-city...

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