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Colorado Love Outdoors

Feb 19, 2016
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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.

The Future of the Cortez Cultural Center

Sep 28, 2015
Cortez Cultural Center

Earlier this year, the Cortez Cultural Center announced that they would be closing and re-organizing. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez Cultural Center director Jeff Weinmeister, and Lee Bergman, their board president, about input they have heard from the public, and what the community can expect from the Cortez Cultural Center in the coming months.

Dolores Food Market

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Taz Vass, owner and operator of the Dolores Food Market, about how locally owned grocery stores compete with larger national chain stores and the economics of offering local produce.

A New Manager at the Cortez Chamber of Commerce

Aug 14, 2015

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce focuses on increasing and sustaining economic vitality in the Cortez area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michelle Rojas, the new manager at the Cortez Chamber of Commerce, and Kinsey Ertel of Ertel Funeral Home and Board president at the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce, about how the organization is working to foster business prosperity for community success.

Economic Development In Montezuma County

Jun 22, 2015
Montezuma Community Economic Development Association

In this episode of KSJD's Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Chris Burkett and Cassie Alexander from the Montezuma Community Economic Development Association about what economic development looks like in southwest Colorado, and how business owners can get help to reach more customers and grow their business.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Dustin Partridge, owner of Zuma Natural Foods in Mancos, Colorado, about running a small town grocery store that emphasizes local, sustainable, GMO-free foods, and how to make a better cup of coffee.

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Tourism is a vital part of the economy across the Four Corners area. KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Kelly Kirkpatrick, Director of Tourism at Mesa Verde Country, about how they promote the unique opportunities available for visitors to the area, and why visiting the Four Corners area is as popular as ever.

More on Mesa Verde Country on their website: www.mesaverdecountry.com

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Electricity is a vital part of everyday life that we sometimes take for granted.  KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Dellinger, the new General Manger at Empire Electric Association, about how an electric co-op works, what the utility has planned in the future, renewable energy, and education programs that Empire Electric offers to its members.

Empire Electric Association website: www.eea.coop

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