La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader

Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development manager for the Permanent Fund of the Southern...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future

About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered. The poll, by...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is joining some of the biggest names in beer in exploring the budding cannabis marketplace. Altria Group Inc., which owns Philip Morris USA, is the latest big...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s booming space industry is second to California’s

DENVER (AP) – When Joe Laurienti talks about his team designing a rocket engine in a rented attic in the early days of his aerospace company, it brings to mind stories about Silicon Valley’s...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New marijuana dispensaries sprouting up in La Plata County

With room running out in the city of Durango, more marijuana dispensaries are moving into the unincorporated areas of La Plata County. The move, according to those in the marijuana industry, allows...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled greater sage grouse

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Green Business Roundtable offers climate change presentation

The Journal On Dec. 12, the Green Business Roundtable will offer an array of practical opportunities for cities, businesses, organizations and residents to contribute to mitigating and adapting to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez’s Restaurant Row gets some country flavor

The culinary dreams of Wigglin’ Pig owner Ernie Padilla continue to come true with the opening of a storefront restaurant at 44 W. Main St. in Cortez. Padilla had such good success with his local...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hyperbaric chamber now offered by private practice in Durango

A father’s quest to aid his autistic son, a midlife marriage and a woman’s recovery from traumatic brain injury helped lead to the opening of Mountain Hyperbarics in Durango. The business, at 100...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort

A new 103-room hotel with a ballroom to handle 300 people and meeting space is being proposed for Purgatory Resort just south of the base area. If approved by La Plata County, the hotel, in a...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest announces promotions

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest recently promoted Grecia Cruz and Destiny Salazar as family advocate and care coordinators. In their new positions, Cruz and Salazar will provide patient and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy Regional Medical Center to devote more time to sexual assault services

Mercy Regional Medical Center will expand staff hours dedicated to victims of sexual assault thanks to a state grant it will receive in January. Mercy will receive $75,000 from the grant, allowing...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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