Bayfield farmers market is dissolving, for foreseeable future

The Bayfield Downtown Farmers Market held its last event Aug. 8, and organizers have no plans to launch another market during the 2020 season. The farmers market, which started its third season in...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fourth-grader’s idea sprouts family board game company

At 11 years of age, Eric Schadt is likely Durango’s youngest entrepreneur. With the aid of his older sister, Jennifer, 21, and his older brother, Paul, 16, Eric has turned his fourth grade science...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s sustainable tourism push shows signs of success

DENVER – Colorado officials say the state took in more tourism money without increasing the overall number of visitors in what is perceived as a success for sustainable tourism. The Colorado Sun...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango residents call for 100% renewable energy by 2050

Dozens of area residents are asking Durango City Council to set a goal of powering the city with 100% renewable energy by 2050, even if there isn’t a clear path to achieve the objective. Community...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Diane’s Tortilla Burger serves up homemade fare in southeast La Plata County

Located on the intersection of County Roads 307 and 308, Diane’s Tortilla Burger is not exactly centrally located. It’s closest neighbors are three natural gas plants, not far from the Durango-La...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Residents voice concern with King II coal expansion

Truck traffic, water quality and climate change dominated the discussion for a handful of residents who showed up for a meeting this week about the possible expansion of GCC Energy’s King II coal...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Delta-Montrose Electric prohibited from helping LPEA exit Tri-State

Delta-Montrose Electric Association successfully negotiated an exit from Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier this month, but it won’t be able to help other co-ops, such as La Plata...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

BLM plans 83-parcel oil, gas lease sale in western Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – The Bureau of Land Management plans to offer up 83 parcels for its next oil and gas lease sale in Colorado. The Daily Sentinel reported Monday that about 123 square miles in...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Women entrepreneurs bring surge of new businesses to Ignacio

IGNACIO – Nine new businesses have come to Ignacio since April, and the surge seems to be led by women. Eight out of the nine businesses were registered or co-registered by women, according to town...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango city manager lists house for sale with councilor’s firm

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc has his house listed for sale with Durango Land and Homes, a real estate brokerage owned and managed by City Councilor Chris Bettin. City ethics forbid supervisors...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Groups seek to intervene in New Mexico power plant case

ALBUQUERQUE – County commissioners in northwestern New Mexico and a water utility that serves the state’s largest metro area want to intervene in a regulatory case over the upcoming closure of the...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Skagua seltzer set to release in Southwest Colorado

Durango’s Ska Brewing Co. is branching out into a new realm, at least when it comes to distribution – sparkling water. When Ska first moved into its current headquarters in 2008, the team was...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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