Economy (general)

Ar 170629954
Ar 170629954

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

Ar 170429961
Ar 170429961

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

Ar 170419914
Ar 170419914

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

Ar 170419975
Ar 170419975

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

Ar 170419981
Ar 170419981

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

Ar 170339960
Ar 170339960

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

Ar 170339971
Ar 170339971

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

Ar 170129933
Ar 170129933

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

Ar 170129991
Ar 170129991

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. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 161119868
Ar 161119868

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. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ar 160939989
Ar 160939989

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

Ar 160929981
Ar 160929981

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