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Denver mail hub stays open despite coronavirus closure order

WHEAT RIDGE – A U.S. Postal Service distribution facility in Denver that handles 10 million pieces of mail a day for Colorado and Wyoming remained open Friday despite being ordered to shut down by...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

American Heritage Railways temporarily closes historical line in Washington

Because of operating difficulties caused by restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, American Heritage Railways has temporarily ceased operations of another one of its historical...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Fate of Durango J.C. Penney to be announced in coming weeks

J.C. Penney, which announced late last week it will close some stores under Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, will name stores to be closed and specific details about their closing “in the...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Zia Taqueria finds unique way to fund new north Main restaurant

With COVID-19 pinching cash flow, Zia Taqueria is turning to a unique way to finance it’s new building on north Main Avenue: burrito bonds. “We planned to finance it in two ways, one with cash...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourism officials ask travelers to stay away from Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Tourism Office has launched a campaign urging out-of-state travelers not to visit the state this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I think there certainly is a wish...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Groups sue over Western Colorado coal mine’s air emissions

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit against St. Louis-based Arch Coal over methane and other toxic air emissions at the company's West Elk Mine in...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

After 35 years, downtown Durango restaurant calls it quits

A longstanding restaurant in downtown Durango announced it will close for good. In a post on Facebook , the Red Snapper’s culinary team John Sheehan and Nancy Rowley wrote they are closing the...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Salons, shops and offices take baby step in return to normalcy

Businesses in Durango took tentative steps Friday to emerge from government-ordered restrictions and shutdowns put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. A week after most other...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado outbreak unemployment filings reach nearly 420K

DENVER – Nearly 420,000 people have filed for jobless aid in Colorado since the response to the coronavirus outbreak caused businesses to close, the state labor department said Thursday. Last week,...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Local Realtor earns Pricing Strategy Advisor accreditation

The Journal Justin Osborn, a licensed Realtor in both Colorado and New Mexico with The Wells Group, has achieved the prestigious Pricing Strategy Advisor accreditation. Less than 1% of Realtors in...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Three Peaks Deli & Grill in Durango won’t reopen after shutdown

Three Peaks Deli & Grill on north Main Avenue in Durango will not reopen after the shutdown, with the deli’s owner saying he planned to close in March, unrelated to the coronavirus. “It’s kind of a...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Nearly 10% of Colorado’s workforce has filed for unemployment

When the gates opened Monday in Colorado, 51,000 self-employed and gig workers and independent contractors rushed the new filing system to claim unemployment benefits. Not all made it through with...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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