Durango inventor builds a better dispenser

If persistence pays off, William Holden should soon be in inventor and entrepreneurial heaven. By April, he plans to be selling 500 units of his paper towel and toilet paper dispensers, trademarked...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado amends legislation to ban flavored vaping products

DENVER – Legislation to ban all flavored vaping and nicotine products was amended to allow most vape shops to continue selling products such as menthol cigarettes, which account for more than 20%...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado launches effort to plug abandoned wells in La Plata County

The state of Colorado this year will start a massive cleanup of oil and gas wells abandoned by their operators throughout La Plata County, which could end up costing taxpayers upward of $2 million...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Students hear about the future of jobs

The future of work will in some ways be very different: Graduates in 2020 shouldn’t expect they’ll work in the same industry their entire life, artificial intelligence will eliminate many jobs from...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado considers state-facilitated retirement plan

When Pete Turner, founder of burrito chain Illegal Pete’s, decided to offer 401(k) plans to employees a few years ago, it was tedious and time consuming. A staffer now spends 60 hours a year...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Health System receives award for improved patient care

Southwest Health System has been recognized for improving patient care and chronic disease management by the Colorado Rural Health Center’s iCare Program. The Primary Care and the Mancos Valley...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Pruning workshop to take place March 5

The Journal The CSU Extension Office’s fruit tree project will host a pruning workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at the Yellow Jacket Southwest Colorado Research Station, 16910 County Road Z. ...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Behind closed doors: When it comes to seclusion and restraint, Colorado schools ‘are investigating themselves’

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on February 20, 2020 Nearly every day, Brenna Wann saw staff members take young students, sometimes kicking and screaming, to the “quiet room” of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Woman in court, man arrested in shooting in Colorado store

BROOMFIELD – A 21-year-old woman appeared in court Wednesday and a man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident inside a Walmart in Broomfield. Alyssa Borquez was arraigned on...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Hemp farmers in Montezuma County face glut, low prices

MANCOS – Farmers who have struggled for years with falling commodity prices might have some advice for the wave of newbies who jumped into hemp as the next big thing: Grow up. Hemp biomass prices...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango-based Cedar Networks purchased by Canadian firm

The purchase of Durango-based Cedar Networks by Toronto-based Ting Internet will likely mean an expansion of the Durango business that builds fiber-optic internet systems in Colorado and New...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango restaurants take lead in reducing plastic use

Not surprisingly, quite a few restaurants in environmentally conscious Durango have taken an extra step or two to eliminate the use of single-use plastic items. “We’ve been actively working to...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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