County clamps down on people falsely claiming ag tax status

Davin Montoya and his family have been working the land and raising cattle in Southwest Colorado since the turn of the century. It hasn’t always been easy, and like most ranchers and farmers who...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Global recession fear suddenly stalking credit market

The risk of a global recession has surged to the top of the worry list for credit investors even as they push down their cash balances to snap up new-year issuance, according to Bank of America...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

In new space, craft food maker has room to grow

Durango Artisan Foods has escaped cramped quarters on Colorado Highway 3 and is now enjoying elbow room in a kitchen double its old size. The additional space has allowed the craft food maker to...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Collaboration Festival brings together beer makers from across Colorado

Food and beer festivals – and capitalism in general – are often based around competition. The Collaboration Festival in Denver next month, however, flips that concept on its head. And Durango is...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy hospital’s parent organization part of mega merger

Mercy Regional Medical Center is now part of the nation’s largest nonprofit health system by revenue. The hospital is one of 142 in the new nonprofit Catholic health system formed by the recent...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Electrical co-op challenges Tri-State buyout offer

La Plata Electric Association and other electrical co-ops may gain insight about buying out of a contract with their wholesale electrical supplier after the Colorado Public Utilities Commission...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico nets record revenues from oil production

ALBUQUERQUE – A surge in oil production has resulted in record revenues for state government coffers and public education. But industry officials cautioned Tuesday that regulatory certainty will...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Groups suing over gas drilling near homes in Battlement Mesa

GRAND JUNCTION – A group of residents has filed a lawsuit to stop a plan to drill for natural gas near mobile homes in western Colorado. The Daily Sentinel reports that Battlement Concerned...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

IRS says average tax refund is down 9 percent this year

WASHINGTON – The average tax refund is down 9 percent this year, the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday. Tax filing season opened two weeks ago, so the data only reflects early filers. But...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Deadline to pay property taxes is Feb. 28

The Journal Property owners have until Feb. 28 to pay the first half of their 2018 property taxes. Postmarks will be accepted, Montezuma County Treasurer Ellen Black said in a press release. “If...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

City Council to vote on sign code update

The Business Improvement District is encouraging business owners to offer their views about the sign code update at the Durango City Council meeting Tuesday. Tim Walsworth, BID executive director,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado restaurateurs want one straw law to rule them all, not many local ones.

There’s something missing at Centro Mexican Kitchen in Boulder. Once you take a seat, a waiter brings a glass of water, but no straw. Ask for one and you’ll get a paper straw. The traditional...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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