Southwest Colorado tourism rising from the ashes

All indications point to a strong tourism season in Southwest Colorado, and the headwinds hurting the region last year – drought and fire – look to be but a memory. In fact, last year’s summer of...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Landscape architects integrate form and function

As Southwest Colorado’s decades-long economic evolution from resources extraction and ranching to recreational, historical and agricultural tourism and retirement communities continues, towns are...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Barefoot clothing shop opens on Main Avenue in Durango

Barefoot Durango, a clothing and household goods shop, will open next week in a space formerly occupied by Schlotzsky’s, a sandwich shop in the 800 block of Main Avenue. All evidence of...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Grounded Max jets could contribute to higher summer fares

The grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms that shut down...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Catamount Energy offers $5,000 to Ignacio-area residents to waive county well regulations

A Denver-based energy company is offering a handful of Ignacio-area residents $5,000 to forgo their protections under La Plata County’s oil and gas regulations as the company seeks to drill a new...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez contractor honored by Small Business Administration

The Journal Medved Global Inc. of Dolores has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2019 National Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year. Awardees from across the...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New home and property valuations hitting mailboxes

In coming days, La Plata County residents should receive by mail new property values for their home and land. Every two years, the La Plata County Assessor’s Office issues a new assessed value on...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New boxing gym offers training for seniors, Parkinson’s patients

George Keen, 90, picked up boxing gloves 10 months ago after giving up pickleball for fear of injury. The noncontact boxing training with coach Katy Kopec has helped improve his strength and...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Crude sinks as Russian flows resume, world awaits Iran sanctions

Crude declined after topping $66 a barrel last week as a key Russian pipeline began resuming shipments and global oil flows appeared undisturbed days before tougher U.S. sanctions against Iran kick...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The Wells Group member Justin Osborn recognized

Justin Osborn, ALC at The Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage licensed in both Colorado and New Mexico, was recently recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents. With over 1.3 million...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Wayne and Melody Semler honored as Cattlemen of the Year

Wayne and Melody Semler, ranchers in Bayfield, were selected as this year’s Cattlemen of the Year by the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association. At the association’s annual banquet last...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

BP to start aerial inspections Monday

BP American Production Co. will start aerial surveys to inspect its pipelines over four counties in the Four Corners. Bill Winters, a GIS specialist with BP, wrote in an email that helicopter...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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