Agriculture

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Above average snowpack bodes well for McPhee Reservoir, farmers, boaters

Above-average snowpack in the Dolores Basin bodes well for McPhee Reservoir, farmers and recreational boaters on the Lower Dolores River. Snotels in the basin show snowpack at 136 percent of the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Director of Montezuma School to Farm Project resigns

The Montezuma School to Farm Project faces a leadership change and possible staffing and program cuts in 2017 because of declining funding, according to a Dec. 20 release from interim director...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Students to build amphitheater for Ohana Kuleana garden

High school students will build a new amphitheater for the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden in June thanks to a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. The $25,200 grant announced in December will pay...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado agriculture plummets

Statewide income from farms and ranches is projected to fall to $444 million in 2016 from about $1.3 billion in 2015. It’s a level that Colorado agriculture hasn’t seen since 1986, according to a...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cattle prices falling

After peaking in 2014, cattle prices have fallen sharply and could sink even lower in 2017. The record high prices in 2014 were driven by a low number of cattle following droughts and die-offs....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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McElmo Flume established as a monument to pioneers’ ingenuity

CORTEZ The historic McElmo Creek Flume has been officially consecrated as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and early water development. The project is the culmination of a three-year local effort to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Applications available for 2017 growing season

The Old Fort at Hesperus is offering two different farming opportunities for the 2017 growing season: Farmer in Training: For those who need more experience before beginning their own business....

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | 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. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County apples pressed into cider for new market

Montezuma County apples were once again pressed into juice for market during a successful pilot project held in a Lebanon orchard last month. The event, sponsored by the Montezuma Orchard...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Winter squashes are stars of seasonal menus

If you are the kind of person who sees vegetables as the obligatory and dismal path to, say, cheesecake, winter squash may change your perspective. It’s not too far-fetched to think that these...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

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For brand inspector Chad Moore, horseback beats an office chair any day

In a county pasture awash in late fall sunlight and surrounded by the distant La Plata Mountains, Chad Moore ambles on horseback through a herd of slow-moving cattle. With the herd owner, Shane...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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BLM presents plan to save Gunnison sage grouse

DOVE CREEK – Since 2014, when the Gunnison sage grouse was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, farmers, ranchers and oil and gas companies have braced for new federal polices to...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News