High-altitude airships company picks New Mexico for base

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A technology company aiming to send up high-altitude airships to monitor crops and bring broadband has chosen New Mexico for its U.S. production center, state Economic...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

$1B in revenue expected from New Mexico’s state trust lands

ALBUQUERQUe — New Mexico is on track to have another banner year as a result of oil and gas drilling and other activities on state trust lands, officials with the State Land Office said Tuesday....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado records biggest marijuana sales month in June

DENVER — Recreational marijuana shops in Colorado have sold about $160 million worth of products in June, marking the most sales in a single month in state history. The Department of Revenue’s...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Ore House teams up with Rochester Hotel to provide alternative dining experience

While many of downtown Durango’s restaurants have reopened after COVID-19 closures, others have been quietly biding their time, including the Ore House. Because of its location on College Drive...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

A ‘Bodo’ pedals through Durango, visits family’s namesake for first time

The Bodo name is fairly famous in Durango, but for Mark Bodo, the town was more familiar as family lore than reality – until a cross-country bicycle ride to raise money for both people and animals...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango High School junior starts hand-sanitizer business

When COVID-19 restrictions eliminated Samantha Newcomer’s summer job at Alcé restaurant in Dalton Ranch, the Durango High School junior decided to take her parents’ advice: She started her own...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado program for entrepreneurs offers virtual showcase

The Journal The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs plans to host its annual Startup Showcase virtually on Sept. 22. Scape’s mission is to create more high-growth, job-creating...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

As relief expires, will Durango-area workers return to work?

Sean McCleary has been furloughed since March. A restaurant server in Durango, he was stuck collecting unemployment at home for months while his wife worked remotely. But in June, he traveled to...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico starts offering rescue loans to small businesses

SANTA FE, N.M. — State finance officials started accepting applications Wednesday for low-interest loans that are designed to help small businesses endure the financial stress of the coronavirus...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Zuberfizz is abuzz with activity

Eighteen years after its founding, Zuberfizz, Durango’s locally made sodas featuring pure cane sugar, is in the midst of a new round of growth. New business opportunities include a partnership with...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Subway in west Durango closes up shop

The Subway shop on U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango has closed permanently after financial struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, co-owner Steve Redding said Monday. Redding, who has...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Busy summer is pulling Colorado’s resort communities out of coronavirus downturn

High-country resort communities that rely on spending from visitors are seeing a rebound in sales tax collections in June and July, but it’s not likely the crowds will be enough to erase losses in...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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