Ski industry tallies fewer visits in Rockies this winter

Associated Press FRISCO, Colo. — Skier visits to U.S. resorts in the Rocky Mountains were down about 5 percent this past winter, which equates to about 1 million fewer visits than the prior winter...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Help wanted – desperately – as applicants become scarce

AURORA, Colo. — In a country in the midst of sustained economic growth, Colorado has been ahead of the pack. Month after month of an expanding economy has resulted in some pretty good times for...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Aspen family looking to buy historic Glenwood Springs hotel

Associated Press ASPEN — A Colorado family with a history of running resort-area hotels says it is close to acquiring a Glenwood Springs hotel. Melville family spokesman Craig Melville said...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Report: Winter wheat forecast down amid drought, surplus

WICHITA, Kan. – U.S. farmers are expected to harvest their smallest winter wheat crop in more than a decade amid an ongoing drought that has devastated fields across the nation’s breadbasket and a...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Durango may OK tiny home community

A growing movement to save money and simplify life may become more reality than movement if a former La Plata County commissioner’s proposal to create a community of tiny homes earns favor with the...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

‘We can all save lives’ is message of suicide prevention training

The Journal Cortez Integrated Healthcare, a health center run by Axis Health System, is offering a free training in QPR – question, persuade, refer – to help prevent suicide. The QPR training is 90...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Drones becoming essential to businesses

In 2014, by Richie Fletcher’s estimation, two people were using drones in Durango. Today, Fletcher, owner of media production firm Solo Arts and a drone enthusiast, estimates 36 people are now...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Former Pagosa Springs man pleads guilty to tax fraud involving hot springs

A former resident of Pagosa Springs with connections to the Springs Resort & Spa has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. William Marvin “Bill” Whittington, 68, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Forbes names Durango one of ‘coolest towns’ for summer vacation

Herald Staff Writer Durango was named one of “The 14 Coolest Towns for Your Summer Vacation ” in Forbes magazine on April 26. The designation came from Ann Abel, a travel writer and editor for 15...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Maria’s Bookshop, mainstay on Durango’s Main Avenue, is for sale

Maria’s Bookshop in Durango is for sale. However, Peter Schertz, the shop’s co-owner, said Thursday that book lovers shouldn’t be concerned: Maria’s isn’t going anywhere. “There will still be a...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New method examined to bring fiber optics to homes

The difficulty and expense of connecting a home to a fiber-optic network led Cedar Networks of Durango to explore alternatives to make that “last mile” hookup more affordable and practical for...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Life insurance to be discussed Thursday

The Southwest National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will host a presentation about life insurance at noon Thursday in the board room at LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 125 Mercury...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business