Animas Valley Grange to present beekeeping talk

Tina Sebestyen from the Colorado State Bee Keepers Association will present a talk called “What You Need to Get Started with Bees” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Animas Valley Grange, 7271 County Road...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Will losses from the Gold King Mine spill ever be covered?

In the days after the Gold King Mine spill tainted the Animas and San Juan rivers in 2015, Environmental Protection Agency officials encouraged people affected by the event to file damage claims...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Richard Ballantine recognized for service to education

Richard Ballantine, a member of the Fort Lewis College Foundation board, has been awarded for his service and contributions to education. The award, the Council for Advancement and Support of...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Grant will help market region’s craft brews

Crafted Beverages of Southwest Colorado, a regional partnership marketing effort, recently received a total of $40,000, in the form of matching grants from Durango Area Tourism Office and Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Costs of living are eating Colorado’s prosperity, study finds

The Bell Policy Center in Denver released a report Friday that should give pause to lawmakers giddy over the state’s appearance of prosperity. Yes, Colorado has one of the best economies of any...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Business

Lawmakers hope for rural broadband solution in 2018

This week, the Colorado Senate will begin reviewing a bill that state Sen. Don Coram of Montrose hopes will solve the years-long debate about how to ensure broadband reaches the rural areas of...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Business

More sage grouse habitat is open for drilling

The Trump administration has been making it easier for oil and gas companies to drill wells in prime habitat for greater sage grouse. At the end of the year, the Bureau of Land Management...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Marijuana tracking earns kudos and complaints in Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper Tuesday expressed support for an idea being floated by a bipartisan group of state senators to add tracking measures to marijuana plants. But the tracking idea isn’t exactly...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Company fined for construction worker’s death in Bayfield

A Colorado-based construction company found responsible for unsafe conditions at a Bayfield worksite that contributed to the death of a 23-year-old man in September has been ordered to pay $14,075...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Friends start farm, then a market to match

Two friends with a shared passion for community-supported agriculture and locally grown produce are the driving force behind Durango’s newest farmers market. Business partners Kate Sopko and Morgan...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Colorado skier numbers down amid warm, dry winter

ASPEN, Colo. – Early season visits to Colorado ski resorts are down between 11 and 13 percent compared with last year because of low snow conditions, operators reported. Colorado Ski Country USA,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Sun sets on Del Sol clothing shop on Main Avenue in Durango

Eileen Maddox, owner of Del Sol, a clothing shop at 858 Main Ave., plans to close the store at the end of January, but she will remain in Durango and plans to spend more time with her...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business