Southwest Health hires practice administrator Craig Oswald

Craig Oswald will join Southwest Health System at the chief medical services officer on Aug. 1, according to spokeswoman Haley Saunders. Oswald, who has worked as a practice administrator in...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Ska Brewing Co. installs solar panels

Ska Brewing Co. has installed 223 solar panels at its world headquarters at 225 Girard St. in Durango. These new solar panels will generate enough energy to brew approximately 545,000 pints each...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Residents get tips for tree health during drought

By Forrest Stone Herald Staff Writer The Colorado State Forest Service encourages homeowners to consider supplemental watering to keep their trees healthy during persistent drought conditions. In...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

New airport director focuses on incremental improvements

For Tony Vicari, managing the Durango-La Plata County Airport is the ideal job in an ideal locale for someone who likes to spend time on trails, whether it’s wearing hiking boots in the summer or...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hay shortage in Southwest Colorado could hit ranchers hard

An extreme shortage of hay as a result of unprecedented drought in Southwest Colorado could force livestock operations struggling to survive to make tough decisions. “I’ve never seen it this dry,”...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Could Bureau of Land Management call La Plata County home?

The Bureau of Land Management is considering moving its headquarters out of Washington, D.C., and Grand Junction has been among the leaders looking to lure the office. But La Plata County may enter...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmington looks to propel local food market

FARMINGTON – Community agencies and the city of Farmington are looking for ways to boost the market for local food while revitalizing downtown. Farmington and Silver City are the New Mexico cities...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Supreme Court ruling means states can tax Amazon marketplace

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday will allow states and local governments to pursue sales taxes on more online transactions. The big question for is how states will collect it. The...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Forest Service hires Durango supervisor

Colorado State Forest Service recently named longtime forester and wildland firefighter Mark Loveall as its Durango supervisory forester for forest planning and implementation in Southwest...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Microloan created to ease economic impact from fires

Area nonprofit First Southwest Community Fund recently announced that it has created the low-interest, fixed-rate SouthwestStrong Fire Relief Business Microloan, for area businesses that have been...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Dog Ranch expands services

Durango Dog Ranch owners Gretchen and Gregg Dubit announced they have expanded services for the summer at the Hesperus business to include daily guided kennel tours. Visitors can now tour the...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Third Thursday market starts summer strong

The Cortez Third Thursday Market started on the first day of summer with a late afternoon sun shining on a big crowd and more vendors than ever. This is the third year the Cortez municipal...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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