economy

  • Montezuma County voters may be asked to decide on a county sales tax in the near future.
  • Montezuma County attorney John Baxter and commission watchdog M.B. McAfee have heated exchange over notices of public hearings.

  • Dolores is about to join Cortez and Mancos in becoming home to a Family Dollar store.


  • The benefits of pumped-up recreation would be many, but to truly harvest them, Montezuma County may need a sales tax.


  • Two Montezuma County commissioners attended Thursday's meeting of the County Planning and Zoning Commission to urge them to take an active role in visioning economic development projects.


  • Report says that most jobs in Southwest Colorado don’t provide a livable wage for a family of four.
  • The San Juan Generating Station will continue operating, following a vote by New Mexico's Public Regulation Commission.


Sam Green / The Journal

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.

  • Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez already serving 30 guests, hopes for improved services for families.
  • Unemployment rate in Montezuma County falls, but is still one of the highest in Colorado.


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.

The Cortez Day Labor Center

Jun 8, 2015
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The Cortez Day Labor Center provides a place where workers of various skills and abilities can gather and be available to fill temporary labor needs in our community. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Laurie Knutson, Director of the Bridge Emergency Shelter (which operates the Cortez Day Labor Center) about how the Center functions, how it helps both the workers and those who need work completed, and where it has moved to in Cortez.

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