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Podiatrist finds natural healing power

Kelly Winlock, a below-the-knee amputee, spent years trying and failing treatments to heal leg wounds, but only in the past six months has he discovered a cure with a product that uses a membrane...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Hindsight helps in making real estate forecasts: Coronavirus to play greater role than thought

Hindsight is always 20-20, and that’s even more true when you’re making annual forecasts. The COVID-19 pandemic had just become an issue internationally when John Wells, broker-owner of the Wells...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Polis asks landlords to forgo evictions, penalties for late rent

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday asked property owners to be lenient toward their Colorado tenants as thousands in the state deal with employment as a result of the new coronavirus. The Democrat...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Restaurant workers cope with sudden loss of income

Michelle Hill and her husband, Kelly, had just submitted their paperwork seeking to qualify for their first house, when COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. Now, the Hills’ plans for a home of...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango inventor builds a better dispenser

If persistence pays off, William Holden should soon be in inventor and entrepreneurial heaven. By April, he plans to be selling 500 units of his paper towel and toilet paper dispensers, trademarked...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado amends legislation to ban flavored vaping products

DENVER – Legislation to ban all flavored vaping and nicotine products was amended to allow most vape shops to continue selling products such as menthol cigarettes, which account for more than 20%...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado launches effort to plug abandoned wells in La Plata County

The state of Colorado this year will start a massive cleanup of oil and gas wells abandoned by their operators throughout La Plata County, which could end up costing taxpayers upward of $2 million...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Students hear about the future of jobs

The future of work will in some ways be very different: Graduates in 2020 shouldn’t expect they’ll work in the same industry their entire life, artificial intelligence will eliminate many jobs from...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado considers state-facilitated retirement plan

When Pete Turner, founder of burrito chain Illegal Pete’s, decided to offer 401(k) plans to employees a few years ago, it was tedious and time consuming. A staffer now spends 60 hours a year...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Health System receives award for improved patient care

Southwest Health System has been recognized for improving patient care and chronic disease management by the Colorado Rural Health Center’s iCare Program. The Primary Care and the Mancos Valley...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Pruning workshop to take place March 5

The Journal The CSU Extension Office’s fruit tree project will host a pruning workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at the Yellow Jacket Southwest Colorado Research Station, 16910 County Road Z. ...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Behind closed doors: When it comes to seclusion and restraint, Colorado schools ‘are investigating themselves’

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on February 20, 2020 Nearly every day, Brenna Wann saw staff members take young students, sometimes kicking and screaming, to the “quiet room” of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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