Durango reports another strong month of sales tax collections

Durango’s sales tax receipts for July came in strong, the second month in a row recording robust numbers. The tax receipts should provide reassurance to Durango retailers that the 416 Fire in the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado first-grader brings loaded handgun to school

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado law enforcement has initiated an investigation after a handgun was found in the backpack of an elementary school student. The Gazette reported Thursday that El Paso...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango broker donated proceeds to avoid ‘an appearance of a conflict of interest’

Former Mayor and local real estate broker Christina Rinderle said Saturday that she decided to donate almost $20,000 in commission from the sale of City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s private home without...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Retirees help SCAPE help startups

Southwest Colorado is a nice place to live, with stunning vistas and amazing outdoor opportunities. That fortunate mixture has proved ideal in supporting the success of the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Last day to pay property taxes is Friday

The Journal Property owners face a 3 p.m. Friday deadline to pay 2018 real property and mineral taxes before they are published, according to Ellen Black, Montezuma County treasurer. For...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Developing a forest-friendly home building technique

If Kyle Hanson is right, three to five years down the road, a small-scale lumber industry will be enjoying a renaissance in Southwest Colorado, aided by the pioneering efforts of his firm Timber...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

August restaurant inspections: McDonald’s, Pippo’s, Burger Boy, Ocean Pearl ...

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Hot Springs and Resort begins renovation process

Additional soaking pools, extended hours and other upgrades are coming to Durango Hot Springs and Resort, formerly known as Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs, owners say. Construction started...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Rusty Shovel Saloon closes in Vallecito, focuses on Durango

VALLECITO – The Rusty Shovel Saloon, a bar and restaurant at Vallecito Reservoir, has closed after operating for five years in the small, lakeside community northeast of Durango. The saloon, known...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Women-only adventure travel is surging

It was August 2017, and Sonya Pevzner stood on a small ledge, halfway up Washington’s imposing Mount Shuksan. With eight hours of climbing in the rearview mirror, only a single belay pitch stood...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Kayenta Coal Mine layoffs hit as Navajo Generating Station closure looms

WASHINGTON – The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off as August comes to an end, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cold Case Gear aims to beat the heat (or the cold)

Avid outdoor adventurers Jon and Deirdre Rosenberg were frustrated during winter expeditions when the temperature would affect Deirdre’s photography. “We’re from Minnesota, and we do a lot of...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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