Durango attorney to lead state’s oil and gas commission

A Durango attorney has been tapped to lead the state’s top agency that regulates oil and gas at a time of sweeping change for the industry in Colorado. Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

A fat snowpack: Farmers should have water through October

YELLOW JACKET – Sprouts from a volunteer crop of spring wheat in a field kept fallow during last year’s drought provided a reassuring sign earlier this month for Chris Neely. “Last year, the only...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Ska Brewing to debut Rancid beer at punk rock festival

As a rule, “rancid” is not a term you want associated with something you’re about to put in your mouth. But Ska Brewing Co.’s upcoming Brewstomper Golden Ale might be the exception. The beer is the...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Russian investors are keen on Nevada’s copper

On a scorching July afternoon in 2016, Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiled his “Gigafactory,” a massive complex outside Reno, Nevada, designed to stimulate green technology in the West. It’s now...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Four Corners Airport hopes upgrades woo commercial flights

FARMINGTON – Officials at the Four Corners Regional Airport in northwestern New Mexico hope proposed upgrades will bring commercial airlines back – something the isolated regional has not had in...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ska Brewing founder rails against corporate monopolies

True to the title of the presentation, “The Many Faces of Rotgutzen: The Not-So-Comic Nemesis of Independently Owned Businesses,” Dave Thibodeau, co-owner and president of Ska Brewing Co.,...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Nearly $1B awarded for border fence

PHOENIX – The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion to replace short barriers on two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Corps of Engineers said Wednesday 46...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.12%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose moderately this week, remaining at historically low levels that can lure potential purchasers in the spring homebuying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Delta tops long-running ranking of U.S. airlines

Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks U.S. airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures. Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Restaurant inspections: Ocean Pearl, Chavolito’s, Livestock Auction

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fish power brings couple home to Montezuma County

Jeff and Tammy Coulon started aquaponic farming as a test – just for produce for the family dinner table at their farm near Ainsworth, Nebraska. It proved so successful it turned out to be key to...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Landline, internet problems northeast of Durango

A subdivision northeast of Durango has been experiencing persistent problems with landline and internet service for at least a week now, a nuisance that residents say has been “a real pain.” At...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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