Durango Brewing Co. closes taproom, fires employees, moves to La Junta

Durango Brewing Co. abruptly closed its taproom last week in Durango, fired all of its local employees and is moving operations to La Junta. And it’s taking the Durango moniker with it. The move...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Family, community keep Allison Garage humming

ALLISON – If there’s a secret to longevity and success in a small business, the Simons family, who have run Allison Garage for 50 years, certainly have found it. Heading down Colorado 151, just...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Entrepreneurs and investors to mix at annual startup showcase

The Journal Startups in Southwest Colorado will showcase their companies to the public and potential investors on Aug. 16 at Fort Lewis College after completing an accelerator program for...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

TDS Telecommunications offering 600Mbps internet service

The Journal TDS Telecommunications announced Tuesday that it is offering Ultra 600 internet service , with speeds up to 600Mbps, in Cortez. “Ultra 600 is superfast and provides reliable service for...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Molson Coors wants to sell pot-infused drinks in Canada

DENVER – Molson Coors will attempt to sell pot-infused drinks in Canada, where consumable marijuana will become legal next year. Molson Coors Brewing Co. is based in Colorado, which along with...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 announces two new board members

The Journal The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has announced that Peyton Heitzman and Tuggy Dunton have joined the Region 9 board of directors as representatives of...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 Economic Development District is moving to Durango Tech Center

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado is moving to the Durango Tech Center. “Region 9 has been renting office space since our inception almost 30 years ago”, Laura Lewis...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Coal plant closure sparks worry in northwestern New Mexico

FARMINGTON – Officials in northwestern New Mexico are grappling with the likely effects of a coal power plant closure near the Navajo Nation and in one of the nation’s poorest states. The Daily...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico to explore reuse of oil and gas wastewater

SANTA FE – New Mexico is teaming up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explore ways the wastewater that results from oil and gas operations can be reused or recycled. The state and...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Economists agree slowdown is coming, but not on when

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The Colorado economy has been booming for years, but several economists expect growth to slow over the next year and fall into a recession by late 2019 or early 2020....

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain West purchases Englewood office

Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services, LLC announced its acquisition of Forsberg Engerman Co., an insurance broker based in Englewood, was effective July 1. Forsberg Engerman is a surety...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado black market marijuana: Are cartels wrongly blamed?

COLORADO SPRINGS – A frequently used criticism by law enforcement of Colorado’s legalized marijuana industry is that it invited dangerous drug cartels into the state, where they operate in black...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business