Tri-State sets goal to reduce wholesale rates

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association board of directors has adopted a goal to reduce its wholesale electric rates for member utilities by 8% by the end of 2023. The board of directors...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert food production

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – In the cool shade of solar panels, a lush plot of herbs and vegetables hints at one possible future for farming in the desert. At the moment, that future includes more basil...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Gigabit internet coming to more rural towns in Southwest Colorado

Bit by bit, southwestern Colorado is cobbling together fiber-fast broadband service to get its residents up to speed, or at least to 2015 internet standards, when the Federal Communications...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

COVID-19 outbreak reported at popular burger joint in downtown Durango

A popular burger joint in downtown Durango reported an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The health department said two people on...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Lara Spinu journey from Moldova to Durango leads her to open consignment shop

Lana Spinu’s path to become a small-business owner has been longer and filled with more obstacles and surprises than most, but that probably goes with the territory when you arrive in Durango in...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango has its first dollar store

Durango finally has its first dollar store. The La Plata County Planning Commission in December 2019 approved construction of a 9,180-square-foot commercial retail store to be located at 29639 U.S....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Steamworks closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Steamworks Brewing Co. closed Wednesday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 and will remain closed for at least three days. Kris Oyler, president of Peak Food & Beverage Co., said the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Local group buys Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper

A group of locals, led by Aaron Brill, co-owner of Silverton Mountain ski area, has purchased the Silverton Standard & the Miner from the San Juan County Historical Society in an effort to keep...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield hires economic recovery coordinator

The town of Bayfield wants to help businesses access COVID-19 relief money so much that the town created a new position to help them do it. Beth Lamberson, former executive director of KSUT, is the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

A new hand on deck to offer assistance to small businesses

The novel coronavirus might have thrown a wrench into many businesses in 2020, but the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is working to bolster its capacity to help them. Through...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Renewable energy projects in Southwest Colorado to receive grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded grants totaling more than $177,000 to four Southwest Colorado projects and businesses to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts. Shaw...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Primus restaurant to reopen after dealing with flood

Primus Restaurant will hold a grand reopening Thursday after dealing with a Father’s Day flood that kept it closed for three months – just as other restaurants were emerging from COVID-19-caused...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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