economy

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The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded $51,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration.


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Montezuma County Commission Chair Larry Don Suckla, Cortez City Manager Shane Hale, and avid cyclist Dani Gregory will ride the Phil’s World Trail for an hour with Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne on Thursday.

 


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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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A coalition of environmental groups is urging the Bureau of Land Management to abandon plans to auction close to 900 acres of public lands in the Greater Chaco area in northwestern New Mexico for oil and gas drilling.


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There is hot water under the town of Rico, but using it for geothermal development would be expensive.


The Mancos Creative District

Aug 22, 2016

The town of Mancos was recently designated as one of six newly certified creative districts in Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Joy Horvath Imel, the administrator of the Mancos Creative District, about how the project hopes to create a vibrant and sustainable economic hub that will benefit the artists, businesses, and citizens of the Mancos Valley.

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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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Cortez Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde says a housing disaster in Cortez on Monday demonstrates the pitfalls of not having renters’ insurance.


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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.

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A new micro-brewery appears to be in the works for downtown Cortez. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved on first reading two measures designed to allow for the development of the  micro-brewery and tap room on the northwest corner of Market and North streets, across from the First Baptist Church.


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