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The Cortez City Council unanimously approved a liquor license for a new micro-brewery Tuesday night in front of a jovial crowd of nearly 50.

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open a marijuana business in Dolores will have two more chances to weigh in on continuing the Dolores town ban on marijuana sales.

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A long line of people stretched down the sidewalk outside the storefront of Susie’s Gifts on Main in downtown Cortez last week. It consisted mainly of women over the age of 40, waiting in the morning sun to find deals on greeting cards, clothing, and home decor. The store was beginning its closeout sale after 23 years in downtown Cortez.

New Indian Restaurant Opens in Cortez

Jul 8, 2016

The opening night of Cortez’s new Indian restaurant on Monday caught its staff by surprise. 

Raju Singh said his restaurant, the Taste of India, was completely packed, with lots of take-out orders and a line out the door. It was so busy that he closed the restaurant for a few days before re-opening on Friday. It will be now be open for lunch and dinner every day.

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A bill to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell full-strength beer and wine might have little effect in rural areas. The bill, which has not been signed by Governor John Hickenlooper, would allow grocery stores statewide to phase in beer and wine sales over a 20-year period. Groceries in small towns that have two or more existing liquor stores within 3,000 feet of their front entrances could only obtain a liquor license if they buy out those stores.

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.

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In this episode of Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Cortez City Manager Shane Hale about his path to working for the city of Cortez, how he spends his day as the city manager, and some of the current projects and priorities that Cortez is working on.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Tim Stubbs of the Pie Maker Bakery in Cortez about the history of coffee, the challenges of growing coffee sustainably, and the latest in coffee consumption: nitro cold brew coffee.