Family of New Mexican tea lovers to open shop in downtown Durango

A family of New Mexico tea lovers plans to open its first shop in Colorado in the Main Avenue space previously occupied by Stuart’s of Durango. Bailey Huffmon said about 50 percent of The Old...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Officials consider using robots to combat mine spills

DENVER – Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado governor releases broad plan for electric vehicles

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has released a broad plan to further expand the state’s electric vehicle market. The Denver Post reports that Hickenlooper this week said he believes the...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Navajo Nation plans second utility-scale solar farm

KAYENTA, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is expanding a solar energy farm in Kayenta. The second phase will produce the same amount of energy as the first – about 27 megawatts, or enough to power 18,000...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Phone scams target residents as tax season nears

Tax season is stressful enough without the added anxiety of IRS scams, and in La Plata County, a pervasive telephone scam is attempting to dupe taxpayers into giving criminals money. With the...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Directory Plus searching for anniversary photo

Directory Plus, the only locally owned and operated directory business in the area, is seeking a local photograph from a local photographer for its 35th-year anniversary cover page. Submissions are...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Passenger numbers flat for 2017 at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Dry conditions aren’t just worrying the region’s fire agencies – they’re also cited as a big factor in explaining why passenger traffic at the Durango-La Plata County Airport dropped slightly in...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. sales of outdoor equipment slump as consumer habits shift

DENVER – Sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials drive changes in U.S. consumer habits by favoring clothes and sporting goods that are less specialized and more versatile, analysts...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Solar industry braces for impact after Trump tariffs

For the past five years, the solar industry in the United States has boomed, becoming a reliable employment engine and giving hope to policymakers seeking to stave off the worst effects of climate...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas Valley Grange to present beekeeping talk

Tina Sebestyen from the Colorado State Bee Keepers Association will present a talk called “What You Need to Get Started with Bees” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Animas Valley Grange, 7271 County Road...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Will losses from the Gold King Mine spill ever be covered?

In the days after the Gold King Mine spill tainted the Animas and San Juan rivers in 2015, Environmental Protection Agency officials encouraged people affected by the event to file damage claims...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Richard Ballantine recognized for service to education

Richard Ballantine, a member of the Fort Lewis College Foundation board, has been awarded for his service and contributions to education. The award, the Council for Advancement and Support of...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business