Farmers, Ranchers looking at cuts to irrigation allocations

Ranchers and farmers dependent on irrigated water for their operations are preparing for a tough year, as they may receive just 50 percent of normal allocation. The situation is brighter for some...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

James Ranch family hits the road in advance of Harvest Grill expansion

When Cynthia James Stewart opened Harvest Grill & Greens to showcase her family’s enterprises seven years ago, she never imagined the commitment to bring the community a true farm-to-table...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Cortez Western writer bringing back dime novel

Cortez author Denny Bertrand’s stories on cowboy life continue to be recognized as part of a growing trend to bring back the dime novel. “A lot of Western writing is from the early 1900s. My...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Hispanic ranchers dealt blow in lengthy battle over grazing

ALBUQUERQUE – A group of Hispanic ranchers has been dealt a blow in their years-long feud with the federal government over grazing rights on land in New Mexico that has been used by their families...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sheep trailing, Heritage Days to be held this weekend in Bayfield

For 18 years, Bayfield has celebrated autumn and harvest-time with its Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing event. The Heritage Days kickoff event will be held at the South Street Gym on Friday. Doors...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rose Chilcoat faces new felony charges for ‘endangering livestock’ in Utah

Local environmentalist Rose Chilcoat and her husband Mark Franklin pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges stemming from an April incident in which a San Juan County, Utah rancher alleged the...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling to meat

SPOKANE, Wash. – Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking to force meat to again be labeled if it’s produced in other countries and imported to the United States. The...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Gary Raymond Farmer, longtime Durango rancher, dies at 74

Gary Raymond Farmer, part of a long-time La Plata County ranching family,, died Thursday. He was 74. His wife, Jeanne Parks, said a memorial service will be held in Durango at the Veterans of...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to use interactive online map for travel-plan comments

The Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office plans to roll out an interactive online map that allows people to submit comments on what roads and trails they use. The program will launch...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

James Ranch seeks county permit to grow business

As the James Ranch pursues a land-use permit to grow its commercial operations, La Plata County officials are tasked with figuring out how much noise is too much noise in the peaceful Animas...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo woman’s woolly wish is granted in McElmo Canyon

For most of Sue Tsosie’s life, sheep were her family. The Navajo woman from Page, Arizona, herded hundreds of sheep each day. She gathered their wool to weave into blankets or trade away for other...

DATE: June 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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