Colorado proposes new rules for gas lines after blast

DENVER — Colorado energy regulators on Monday proposed tighter rules for shutting down oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion blamed on natural gas leaking from a line that was thought to be...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Community Foundation hires one to staff

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado recently named Tracy Pope as its new marketing and grants manager. Pope has lived in Durango for more than 21 years and is involved in several...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Moffat County hopeful grouse changes will help industry

Officials in northwest Colorado say they hope changes to federal plans for dealing with an imperiled bird species will allow more energy development in their part of the state. The U.S. Interior...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Individual health premiums rising even more in Colorado

DENVER – President Donald Trump’s decision to end a key federal health subsidy means state residents who buy their own health insurance will pay even more next year, Colorado’s Division of...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opens earlier than usual

DENVER – Colorado’s ski season is getting off to an early start with the opening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. A-Basin’s Black Mountain Express lift started turning Friday at 9 a.m., giving skiers...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Energy industry sues Denver suburb over oil, gas regulations

DENVER – The energy industry has sued a Denver suburb over its new rules for oil and gas drilling, saying they illegally conflict with state rules. The Denver Post reported the Colorado Oil and Gas...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Diamond J Western wear shop opens on Main in downtown Durango

Sparkling belts, hats, shirts and Western bling of all kinds fill the walls and counters of Diamond J Apparel. The shop opened on the 1000 block of Main Avenue in the middle of September,...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Program collects thousands of pounds of hay-bale twine in Southwest Colorado

Farmers already do a lot of recycling, from using manure to make compost to repurposing wooden pallets to fix fencing and even reusing oil from tractors to run heaters. However, as is the case...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Economic council awards volunteer of the year award

The Journal Gus Westerman, Dolores County CSU Extension director, has won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Economic Development Council of Colorado. Recipients of the 2017 EDIE awards were...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Tribes urged to consider pot industry

PHOENIX – Tribal leaders from California and Washington state last week discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands. Several members of the National Indian Gaming...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado says 430 pipelines failed leak test

Tiny holes or faulty parts could be the reason that about 430 oil or gas pipelines in Colorado failed a leak-detection test after a fatal explosion blamed on gas seeping from a severed line,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Crow Canyon reports that cultural sites are economic power

Cultural sites in Southwest Colorado are an economic asset for local communities, according to a new report released by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.The study, The Economic Contributions of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture