New Mexico Legislature passes delayed sick leave mandate

SANTA FE – New Mexico legislators March 19 passed a sweeping and contentious sick leave mandate for employees of private companies that would go into effect next year. The Senate voted 25-16 to...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Bill would grant union rights, minimum wage for Colorado ag workers

The employees of farms, ranches and other agricultural businesses are excluded from some of the protections other Colorado workers have. A sweeping new bill at the Legislature would change that,...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

6 firms chosen for SCAPE’s 2021 class

Six companies – including participants from the outdoor recreation, technology, transportation and material-manufacturing industries – have been selected for Durango’s business accelerator program....

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Supporters clash on New Mexico recreational pot legalization

SANTA FE – Two competing proposals to legalize marijuana in New Mexico — one from a Republican, the other from a Democrat — have emerged from a bargaining session among legislators on Tuesday, amid...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico Legislature approves liquor license overhaul

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Legislature sent a bill to the governor that would overhaul state liquor regulations in an effort to invigorate the hospitality industry. The Senate voted 29-11 Tuesday to...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico to waive liquor fees as part of COVID relief

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday signed legislation that will allow the state to waive annual liquor license fees as businesses struggle to rebound amid the...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Rockin’ art comes to downtown Durango

Brian Banash, a graphic illustration artist, discovered Durango 25 years ago, when younger brother, Kevin, moved here from Southern California for the skiing. Banash, who has been a frequent...

DATE: March 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Agile Space Industries will fly Durango to the moon

A little part of Durango will head to the moon in late 2023. Twelve small maneuvering rockets that will take a lunar lander carrying a ground-roving vehicle to the moon’s South Pole to search for...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Navajo plant closure to cost Arizona county $40M in taxes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The closure of a coal-fired power plant in far northern Arizona led to the loss of $40 million in property tax revenue for Coconino County, county officials said. The Navajo...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

January can’t cool La Plata County’s hot housing market

Total home sales in January in La Plata County likely set a monthly record. That seemingly answers the question: Would the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine and the cold month’s slow selling period...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado restaurant workers are eager to get the COVID vaccine – but they’re still waiting for their turn

When Grace Kane walks into Denver’s Safta for her shift as a server, there’s tension in the air. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine would go a long way to relieve the stress and anxiety of working in the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango liquor stores navigate a changing legal environment

Small, independent liquor stores have seen a sea change to the laws guiding their business since 2016, and the new rules of the game do not appear to be in their favor. You would expect liquor...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

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