Handwoven rug store opens on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

T he inside of Durango Rug Co . closely resembles the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The business, which opened last month at 747 Main Ave.,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New hiring marks possible turning point for Four Corners energy industry

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Jobs in the energy industry are slowly coming back to northwest New Mexico, marking a shift after several setbacks in commodity pricing and market demand for U.S. oil and gas....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado counties become ‘rural jump-start zones’

Colorado Economic Development Commission approved Archuleta, Dolores, Montezuma and San Juan counties Sept. 21 as “rural jump-start zones.” Pueblo Community College is the designated...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New skin spa opens in Cortez

A new skin care business is set to open in Cortez this week. Kerri White, who operated Serenity Skin Spa in Arizona for several years, plans to open a Main Street business of the same name on...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan County recovery coordinator hired

Silverton resident Melanie Russek begins work this month as a part-time San Juan economic development/recovery coordinator. This position, funded by the Economic Development Administration with...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

N.M. regulators report drop in methane emissions

ALBUQUERQUE – Methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in New Mexico have dropped by more than 50 percent over the past year thanks to advances in technology and changes in the way...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

What if the gas boom doesn’t come back?

The one constant in the oil and gas industry is the boom-bust cycle. Prices spike, drillers rush in. Prices drop and the drilling ends. But what if the boom doesn’t come back? Some in the industry...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Southern Colorado nonprofits receive Wells Fargo grants

Wells Fargo Blue Mountain District manager Jay Bugarin recently announced that 19 Southern Colorado nonprofits received a total of $25,000 in grants from the 24th annual Wells Fargo Community...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

USDA grant provides $355,843 to Durango-area nonprofits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently selected a group of local nonprofits to receive $355,843 through the Local Food Promotion Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service, to support the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Muscanell Millworks earns safety award

Compensation insurer Pinnacol Assurance of Colorado has awarded Muscanell Millworks its award for exemplary performance in safety, risk control and financial and claims management. More than 40...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Producers to receive FSA ballots beginning Nov. 6

The Journal The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 Farm Service Agency County Committee elections on Nov. 6, according to FSA...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Dolores State Bank hires new lender

Dolores State Bank has hired a new secondary market lender. Linda Davies has experience working in several banks and mortgage companies in the Cortez area, according to the bank’s assistant vice...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business