LPEA applauds ruling on contract buyout

A judge for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission ruled the refusal of Tri-State Generation and Transmission to offer an exit charge to La Plata Electric Association is unjust, unreasonable and...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Hot Springs receives OK to serve alcohol

Durango Hot Springs will now be able to serve alcohol. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a new “lodging and entertainment liquor license,” which allows the resort previously...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango dispensary’s marijuana recalled for unapproved pesticide use

A recall notice has been issued for marijuana at a Durango dispensary after state investigators found an unapproved pesticide was used during production. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Carver Brewing Co. in Durango drops breakfast menu

After 37 years, Carver Brewing Co., which started life as a bakery, has dropped breakfast. “It’s hard to say it’s permanent. Everything is evolving so fast these days, but breakfast was really...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Limits on noise, hours weigh on Durango Hot Springs

Durango Hot Springs owners initially believed revitalizing the aging, historic Trimble Hot Springs would create for them a solid business and provide a new lease on life for an attraction in the...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Ute Mountain RV Park south of Cortez set for Monday reopening

Ute Mountain Casino Hotel plans to reopen Sleeping Ute RV Park beginning Monday, and the 90-room hotel, gift shop and Kuchu’s Restaurant later this summer. Revising an earlier announcement,...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

How Colorado farmers markets have adapted to coronavirus

Jars of honey glowed in the sun. Sweet cherries – the prized survivors of a spring freeze – peeked from small paper bags. Frills of red and green leaf lettuce looked festive in their wooden crates....

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Report: Ski industry lost $2 billion because of COVID-19 pandemic

ASPEN — The U.S. ski industry has lost at least $2 billion last winter because of the economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a national trade association said. The Denver-based...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Nature, outdoors key to selling tourism in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s calling card, nature, will be key in a recovery of the tourism sector from the blows it’s taken because of restrictions to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re heading into the...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

After 35 years, regional classified paper says goodbye

FARMINGTON – When Robert Elmore moved to Farmington in the 1980s, the Thrifty Nickel was a local city classified paper, but when he bought it in 1989, he saw the potential to turn it into a paper...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Sky Ute Casino Resort launches sports betting app

Sky Ute Casino Resort became the first Native American tribal casino to launch a sports betting app, bringing its Sky Ute SportsBook online this week. Amanda Hopkins, director of marketing at Sky...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

COVID-19 hits Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s bottom line

Profits at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory decreased by 53.8% for its fiscal year 2020 to $1 million and the rocky road for the chocolatier does not appear to be getting easier as COVID-19...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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