Diamond J Western wear shop opens on Main in downtown Durango

Sparkling belts, hats, shirts and Western bling of all kinds fill the walls and counters of Diamond J Apparel. The shop opened on the 1000 block of Main Avenue in the middle of September,...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Program collects thousands of pounds of hay-bale twine in Southwest Colorado

Farmers already do a lot of recycling, from using manure to make compost to repurposing wooden pallets to fix fencing and even reusing oil from tractors to run heaters. However, as is the case...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Economic council awards volunteer of the year award

The Journal Gus Westerman, Dolores County CSU Extension director, has won the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Economic Development Council of Colorado. Recipients of the 2017 EDIE awards were...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Tribes urged to consider pot industry

PHOENIX – Tribal leaders from California and Washington state last week discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands. Several members of the National Indian Gaming...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado says 430 pipelines failed leak test

Tiny holes or faulty parts could be the reason that about 430 oil or gas pipelines in Colorado failed a leak-detection test after a fatal explosion blamed on gas seeping from a severed line,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Crow Canyon reports that cultural sites are economic power

Cultural sites in Southwest Colorado are an economic asset for local communities, according to a new report released by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.The study, The Economic Contributions of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

EPA-contracted company uses mine waste to resurface county road in Silverton

The same Environmental Protection Agency crew that caused the Gold King Mine spill is again catching flak for using potentially toxic material from a mine waste pile to improve a road north of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

BLM offers outcome-based grazing authorizations

The Journal The Bureau of Land Management announced an initiative on Friday to provide grazing permit holders new flexibility in livestock management and protect public lands. The effort emphasizes...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Appeals court sidesteps decision on U.S. fracking regulations

DENVER – A federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

CDOT hiring snowplow drivers, maintenance workers

Colorado Department of Transportation is hiring permanent and seasonal full-time and part-time snowplow drivers and road maintenance workers across the state. Most positions start in November. Jobs...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Beekeepers to host community talk

The Four Corners Beekeepers will present a community talk by Michele Colopy of the Pollinator Stewardship Council about affordable ways to replace lawns with a pollinator garden for bees at 6:30...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Prairie dogs aggravate ranchers across La Plata County

As the prairie dog population in La Plata County rises and wreaks havoc on landowners, the presence of the often-reviled rodent has some hoping for an unconventional solution: the plague. “They are...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture