COVID-19 throws tourist marketers a curveball

If you’re supposed to make hay when the sun is shining, what do you do when skies unexpectedly darken? That’s largely the question facing Visit Durango, the destination marketing organization for...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Pandemic pushed hundreds of hospitality workers into unemployment

Dave Woodruff says laying off his employees was one of the hardest things he’s ever done. The general manager of El Moro Bar & Tavern, Woodruff is also serving as a leader in recovery efforts for...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Russell Stover Chocolates closing Colo. plant over virus

DENVER – Russell Stover Chocolates has announced its candy plant in Montrose will close seven months ahead of schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that will leave 217 employees...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Little-known internet network plans Western Colorado expansion

The text-heavy website looks like it’s stuck in the 1990s. But peering past the Front Range GigaPop’s pages full of Times New Roman font and blue underlined links, you’ll understand what the fuss...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Judge rules against Fort Sill Apache casino in New Mexico

MESCALERO, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge ruled last week against the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma that has long sought to operate a casino in New Mexico. In an opinion, U.S. District Court...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver mail hub stays open despite coronavirus closure order

WHEAT RIDGE – A U.S. Postal Service distribution facility in Denver that handles 10 million pieces of mail a day for Colorado and Wyoming remained open Friday despite being ordered to shut down by...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

KSUT broadcasting Tribal Radio from Ute Mountain, south of Cortez

The Journal After three years of work, KSUT has connected the two Ute tribes of Southwest Colorado through Tribal Radio, with a new FM signal broadcasting off of Hermano Peak on Ute Mountain south...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

American Heritage Railways temporarily closes historical line in Washington

Because of operating difficulties caused by restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, American Heritage Railways has temporarily ceased operations of another one of its historical...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Fate of Durango J.C. Penney to be announced in coming weeks

J.C. Penney, which announced late last week it will close some stores under Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, will name stores to be closed and specific details about their closing “in the...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Zia Taqueria finds unique way to fund new north Main restaurant

With COVID-19 pinching cash flow, Zia Taqueria is turning to a unique way to finance it’s new building on north Main Avenue: burrito bonds. “We planned to finance it in two ways, one with cash...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourism officials ask travelers to stay away from Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Tourism Office has launched a campaign urging out-of-state travelers not to visit the state this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I think there certainly is a wish...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Groups sue over Western Colorado coal mine’s air emissions

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit against St. Louis-based Arch Coal over methane and other toxic air emissions at the company's West Elk Mine in...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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