Hopis reject political establishment in vote for top leaders

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A small northern Arizona tribe has chosen new leadership as it faces the loss of coal royalties that make up a huge chunk of its budget. Tim Nuvangyaoma won the Hopi chairman’s...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE sets program deadline

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs encourages early-stage companies in Southwest Colorado to apply for its 2018 program. SCAPE is a nonprofit, partnered with Investment Fund,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

79 percent of Americans would take a pay cut to work for a more ‘just’ company

Americans prioritize one thing above all others when evaluating whether a company is a good corporate citizen: How they treat their workers. That’s according to a survey released Thursday of 10,000...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Rural areas at risk as aquifer drains

DENVER – The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states in the central U.S. is drying up steams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Nurse assistant wins state award for work at Cortez’s Vista Grande

Joshua John, a nursing assistant at the Cortez assisted living home Vista Grande Inn, has been named “CNA of the Year” for his district by the Colorado Health Care Association. The award is given...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Handwoven rug store opens on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

T he inside of Durango Rug Co . closely resembles the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The business, which opened last month at 747 Main Ave.,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New hiring marks possible turning point for Four Corners energy industry

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Jobs in the energy industry are slowly coming back to northwest New Mexico, marking a shift after several setbacks in commodity pricing and market demand for U.S. oil and gas....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado counties become ‘rural jump-start zones’

Colorado Economic Development Commission approved Archuleta, Dolores, Montezuma and San Juan counties Sept. 21 as “rural jump-start zones.” Pueblo Community College is the designated...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New skin spa opens in Cortez

A new skin care business is set to open in Cortez this week. Kerri White, who operated Serenity Skin Spa in Arizona for several years, plans to open a Main Street business of the same name on...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan County recovery coordinator hired

Silverton resident Melanie Russek begins work this month as a part-time San Juan economic development/recovery coordinator. This position, funded by the Economic Development Administration with...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

N.M. regulators report drop in methane emissions

ALBUQUERQUE – Methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in New Mexico have dropped by more than 50 percent over the past year thanks to advances in technology and changes in the way...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

What if the gas boom doesn’t come back?

The one constant in the oil and gas industry is the boom-bust cycle. Prices spike, drillers rush in. Prices drop and the drilling ends. But what if the boom doesn’t come back? Some in the industry...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business