Troy Lichliter herds sheep for inspection last week at the Cortez Sale Barn. “The market may ...

‘A great year for ranchers’

Cattle prices appear to be coming off of a record high in 2014, but that still doesn’t put a damper on a profitable year for many ranchers in Southwest Colorado.

“It’s been a great year for ranchers,” Cortez Livestock Auction auctioneer Rowdy Suckla said at the final sale barn of the year Dec. 17. “Cattle has been in a crash the last two weeks, along with oil prices, but every market has to have a...

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Building Specialties builds a new identity, location

Building Specialties announced its move to the Durango Tech Center, and the business also has changed its name to Lewis Mercantile. The sales showroom, formerly located in the Centennial Shopping Center, moved to its new location at 135 Burnett Drive, Suite 105, and opened for business Dec. 16.

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