Economy (general)

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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

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Ute Mountain Ute chairman looks to tribe’s future

TOWAOC – Harold Cuthair, the newly elected chairman for Ute Mountain Ute tribe, is a popular guy.On a bench outside his office door, tribal members line up to speak about their concerns on a...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Company eyes Dove Creek for hemp plant

A Florida firm is interested in purchasing an abandoned sunflower processing plant in Dove Creek to process hemp crops. Bayfront Capital, of Bradenton, Florida, is negotiating to purchase the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Orchard project wins grant to test mobile apple press

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project has been awarded a $42,400 planning grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to jump start the local apple market.MORP has been working to restore the...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lawmakers preparing to trim state services

DENVER – State lawmakers are bracing for budget cuts in the upcoming fiscal year after learning Tuesday of lackluster revenue growth. The forecast presented to the Joint Budget Committee...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Broadband project is still alive, but it hinges on SB 152

A proposed $39 million internet broadband project for Montezuma County is moving forward, but proponents have shifted their immediate focus to a measure on the November ballot.In November, voters...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Effort to bring back fruit economy moves ahead

An apple orchard revival is taking place in Southwest Colorado. The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project wants to return the region back to the glory days of the early 20th century when the apple...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Youths shine at junior livestock auction

Cattle, goats, pigs, lambs, poultry and rabbits were all sold to market during a packed auction at the Montezuma County Fair on Saturday. The Junior Livestock Sale featured more than 100 animals...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mesa Verde tourism jumps 8.5 percent in a year

Mesa Verde National Park’s visitation has increased 8.55 percent, said spokeswoman Cristy Brown. According to Brown, 232,518 people visited the park this year, compared with 214,199 who visited at...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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By the numbers: Western coal mine layoffs

Being in an underground coal mine is like roaming around a city at night. By the dim light of a headlamp, miners peer down avenues speckled with lights that make coal seam tunnels look more like...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Greeley oil slump means there’s room at the inn

GREELEY (AP) – Visitors looking to book a hotel room in Greeley this summer likely will have better luck than they would have last summer. The northern Colorado city’s occupancy rate is down, the...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County job growth attributed to diversification

In stride with state and national trends, unemployment is down in Montezuma County. Department of Labor and Employment household surveys indicate that in January, unemployment in the county fell to...

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news