Front Range businesses migrating to the Western Slope

Kevin Molick found a new calling when he started his camper trailer company, Timberleaf Teardrop Trailers. The custom-made, technicolor retro campers were a hit. After two years, it was time to...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Health care exchange rates stabilizing

Customers who purchase insurance through the state health care exchange could see smaller rate increases than in previous years, and some rates could decline. Across the state, insurance rates...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

AlignTec and GitPrime chosen as businesses to watch

AlignTec is a relative veteran, founded in 1996, while GitPrime is but a toddler, founded in 2015, but both companies have caught the eye of people sizing up Colorado’s business environment for the...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Airport receives $236,000 grant for taxiway rebuild

The Durango-La Plata County Airport on Thursday received a $236,591 federal grant to help fund the airport’s project to rebuild its taxiway. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

DENVER – The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Medical Group added to antibiotic honor roll

The clinics of Southwest Medical Group were recently recognized as Antibiotic Stewardship Champions, according to a news release from Southwest Health System spokeswoman Haley Saunders. Marc Meyer,...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Paper prices trigger changes to The Daily Sentinel

GRAND JUNCTION – The Daily Sentinel says it will convert its Monday and Tuesday print editions to electronic delivery starting Aug. 13. Publisher Jay Seaton announced Sunday the change largely...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Effort to create hemp conglomerate lands in Bodo Industrial Park

If things break CJ Murphy’s way, Durango will be known for hemp the way Detroit is known for cars and Silicon Valley is known for high-tech. In an out-of-the-way location in Bodo Industrial Park,...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Open Space Conservancy hires executive director

La Plata Open Space Conservancy, a Southwest Colorado land conservation organization, recently hired Patrick Barker as executive director. Barker is originally from West Virginia and earned...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango KOA receives TripAdvisor award

It was recently announced that the Durango KOA Holiday campground received the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Awards are based on the quantity and quality of reviews received from...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Electric Association in talks with three solar developers

New solar projects could be built in the region, despite limits La Plata Electric Association’s wholesale supplier places on the renewable energy the co-op can purchase. Three serious proposals...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Tri-County to hold multi-agency enrollment day

Tri-County Head Start and San Juan Basin Public Health’s Women, Infants and Children program will hold an open enrollment day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20 at the Tri- County Head Start Central...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business