Mancos Valley Resources and will hold film fest on June 28-29

Mancos Valley Resources, in partnership with sponsors Alpacka Raft, Specialized Bicycles and Osprey Packs, will hold the second annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival on June 28-29. All proceeds...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers, ranchers invited to nominate committee candidates

The Journal The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations from farmers and ranchers for candidates to serve on county committees. Producers serve on committees and...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Solar economics topic of next Lunch and Learn

Shaw Solar and Durango Chamber of Commerce will present a Lunch and Learn event about the economics of solar power from noon to 1 p.m. June 27 at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St....

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Letter from Village at Wolf Creek irks environmental groups

A coalition of environmental groups opposed to the Village at Wolf Creek say a letter the project’s developers wrote in January is a violation of federal laws. The letter, written by...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College raising funds to buy river company

Fort Lewis College is raising private funds to purchase a river rafting company, which would be used by faculty and students for academic and recreational trips. If the deal goes through, the...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Health physical therapist is recertified as wound care specialist

The Journal The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy has announced that Jodi Harris has completed requirements to recertify her wound care certification. The WCC credential is a...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

416 Fire not harming tourism, director says

Tourism agencies have well-crafted marketing campaigns to draw in targeted crowds. But when natural disasters happen, they have to pivot to crisis communication to keep their message on point. The...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado utility plans to retire coal plants, add renewables

DENVER – Colorado’s largest electricity provider said Wednesday it wants to retire two coal-fired units a decade early and nearly double the share of power it gets from renewable sources. Xcel...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Empire Electric, bank offer home energy loans

The Journal Empire Electric Association has teamed with National Cooperative Bank to offer loan products to EEA members to finance home energy upgrades, including solar panels, energy efficient...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Farmers Market holds sunny Saturday opening

The Cortez Farmers Market opened Saturday morning with sunny skies and dozens of produce vendors. Although many produce vendors won’t participate in the market until their harvests come in later...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Walmart offers employees new perk: cheap access to college

NEW YORK – Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America’s largest private employer, which in the past has helped its workers get their high school or...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Former Katzin Music co-owner to open new supply store

Jim Gillaspy, a former co-owner of Katzin Music & Studios, which closed earlier this year, has announced he will open a new music-supply store in Durango on July 1. “Now that the word’s out, the...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business