Livestock farming

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Snow arrives, and two llamas remain missing above Vallecito Reservoir

Now that snow has arrived in the high country, the search for two missing llamas in the Weminuche Wilderness, northwest of Durango, has turned into a waiting game.“We just have to keep hoping...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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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Photo: A mustang of a different color

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Llamas fending for themselves in high country

Two llamas remained on the lam Thursday, four days after their two handlers were rescued by helicopter from the Weminuche Wilderness northeast of Vallecito Reservoir.Dawson and Chai should be fine...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Entrepreneur develops cattle health-tracking system

An Australian entrepreneur, now based in Durango, wants to change the way cattle herds are managed with health-tracking technology.David Poussard’s company CattleFit was one of five local companies...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County Fair holds to time-proven recipe

The 2016 La Plata County Fair, “Stocks, Bonds & Futures,” will officially open Wednesday, following pre-fair events that started during the weekend.Events include 4-H livestock displays and...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Four States Ag Expo goes back to ‘American Roots’

“American Roots” is the theme of the upcoming Four States Agricultural Expo on March 17-19 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.Every year, the event grows, and this year is no different, said...

DATE: March 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma sheriff ups livestock inspections

When ranchers haul livestock in Montezuma County, they may see red and blue flashing in their rearview mirrors.That’s because Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin has begun a campaign to prevent...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New pot grow may sprout in Mancos

The Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended a new recreational marijuana growing facility for approval. The 5,000-square-foot grow facility could move into part of the former...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado bill aims to help smaller farmers, producers sell homemade foods

DENVER – State lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a measure that aims at making it easier for smaller farmers and producers to sell homemade foods to consumers.The legislation follows in the footsteps...

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

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Dolores rancher named Cattleman of the Year

Vernon “Bud” Walker Jr. was named Cattleman of the Year by the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association at the group’s annual banquet.Walker has dedicated his life to ranching, with the last 35...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bayfield man named Brand Inspector of the Year

Bayfield resident Chad Moore was named Brand Inspector of the Year by the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association at its Mid-Winter Conference in Denver last week.Moore has served as the brand inspector...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News