EPA asks courts to toss Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over Gold King Mine spill

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, has asked that a federal court dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation seeking repayment of damages...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Company that hoped to bring mining back to Silverton files for bankruptcy

Colorado Goldfields, the Denver-based company that attempted to revive mining in Silverton, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Colorado Goldfields was forced into an involuntary chapter 7...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado tourism industry borrows battlefield acronym to describe tough year

The past year in Southwest Colorado has been tough for the tourism industry. Perhaps not as brutal as a Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan, but brutal enough that regional business leaders in tourism...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

‘ServSafe’ food safety training in November

The Journal The Colorado State University Extension Office will sponsor National Restaurant Association “ServSafe” food safety trainings in November at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Drowning in cash, Big Oil’s biggest challenge is how to spend it

NEW YORK – Big Oil’s big payday has finally arrived. The question now is how to spend the extra cash. Investors will be reading the third-quarter tea leaves to discern whether executives plan to...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Shortage of coal leaves some without heat source

Hay Gulch Coal – one of the only suppliers of coal for home-heating purposes in the Four Corners – has been forced to all but close this fall because of a lack of available coal to sell. “I’m...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Three local businesses move into former Main Street Emporium

Three women recently opened up new local businesses at the former location of the Main Street Emporium in Cortez. Residents and passersby can now pick up a locally made candle at Centennial Gifts,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Learn about Opportunity Zones A presentation on Opportunity Zones, a federal program to encourage investment in distressed areas, will be offered on Nov. 7 at the Durango Public Library from 8 a.m....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

September inspections: Taste of India, Thai Cortez, Absolute Bakery and more

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Osteopathic physician certified by Institute for Functional Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine announced this week that Kelly Busby, an osteopathic physician, graduated in May from the 2018 class of IFM certified practitioners. Busby trained in the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Company in Durango uses 3D printing to design rocket engines

Since 2009, Daudi Barnes and his team at Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test has offered state-of-the art testing facilities for rocket engines on a 2-acre site east of the Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado prosecutor: Marijuana laws too loose

DENVER — Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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