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Martha Teal

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project recently completed an Orchard Market Study with two major findings: First, Montezuma County has the highest concentration and number of old orchards--that is those planted before 1920--in the State of Colorado, and these apple trees are best used as a valuable genetic reservoir. Second, there’s an abundance of juice apples that were planted in the 1930s and 40s that are ideal for juice or cider operations. 

New Changes At The Cortez Cultural Center

Jun 6, 2016
Tom Yoder

The Cortez Cultural Center has a new director, and plans to bring more events to their newly fenced plaza area on Market Street. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Becky Levy, the new Executive Director of the Cortez Cultural Center, about her path into that role, and what the Center has planned for the summer season.

Colorado Love Outdoors

Feb 19, 2016
Nathalie Martin / Creative Commons

A new outdoor gear and clothing store has opened in downtown Cortez that hopes to offer more buying choices for those who enjoy recreational pursuits. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michelle Harrison and Jeff Mobley, co-owners of Colorado Love Outdoors, about why they chose to open the store, and how they hope to support the lifestyle and culture of outdoor recreation in the Four Corners area.

Montezuma Community Economic Development Association

In this episode of Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Chelsea Jones, the new Economic Development Specialist with the Montezuma Community Economic Development Association, about strategies for growing and recruiting business in southwest Colorado, and the opportunities and challenges of economic development here.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with DeWayne Jackson, Master Brewer at the Mancos Brewing Company, about the history of beer making, how he approaches his craft, and why local ingredients are important to his business.