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The first customer for retail marijuana sales in Cortez, identified as Gary, shakes hands with the owner of The Herbal Alternative, Garrett Smith. Dav...

Cortez’s first recreational pot shop opens today

When it comes to recreational marijuana, Cortez residents can now buy local.

The Cortez City Council Tuesday night approved the first marijuana retailer, the Herbal Alternative, to sell and cultivate the...

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Agriculture

CSU sets legal framework for hemp studies

Colorado State University’s experimental research station in Yellow Jacket has the green light to grow and study industrial hemp varieties this spring, according to CSU...

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Business

Local prices slip at the pumps

For the first time in recent history, gasoline prices in Cortez have dropped below $2 per gallon.

On Tuesday morning, the Giant Store on East Main was advertising regular...

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Pioneer spirit

In a small shop in Cahone, a big idea was born, and it recently got the attention of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

During his State of the State speech Jan. 15,...

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LaChapelle relocates shop to Durango

The past two years have been a whirlwind for 19-year-old Mancos resident Easton LaChapelle.

He's given a TED talk, landed a job with NASA, met the president, and last...

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