New funeral home to serve growing population in La Plata County

A new funeral home is coming to Durango that aims to help alleviate the demand for service as the region’s population grows. The Williams Funeral Home last week received approval from La Plata...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango train purchases building, prompting two businesses to relocate

Durango Smoke Shop, a mainstay downtown business, will relocate this summer after the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad purchased a downtown building to consolidate offices. The railroad...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Air sees $150 million revenue hit from grounding of Boeing 737 Max

Southwest Airlines, the largest operator of Boeing’s 737 Max, said the model’s grounding amid safety concerns will combine with soft demand from leisure travelers to shave $150 million off...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores County’s Westerman named Economic Development Leader of the Year

Gus Westerman, director of Dolores County CSU Extension and chairman of the Dolores County Development Corp., has been awarded the “Ed Morlan” Economic Development Leader of the Year award by the...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Community development plan for Montezuma County available online

The Montezuma County Community Development Action Plan, a list of multi-partner projects to be started or completed within the next two years, was approved by the Board of County Commissioners in...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Deep snow helps, but isn’t necessarily key for businesses

While the generous winter snowpack has definitely helped Purgatory Resort, word about the expected fat spring runoff and the benefits it will bring to other businesses is principally confined to...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado man guilty of $7.2M renewable energy tax scam

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a scheme in which he and others filed false claims for tax credits under a federal program that encourages production and...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado coal production dips in 2018

GRAND JUNCTION – Production at Colorado coal mines dipped slightly last year from 2017 levels. The Daily Sentinel reports that the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety says the...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Southern Ute Tribe awarded grant to assist victims of crime

The federal government awarded the Southern Ute Indian Tribe almost $400,000 to expand direct victim services and trauma-informed personnel support – part of a nationwide effort to improve victim...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The Durango Herald announces staff changes

Ballantine Communications Inc., which owns The Durango Herald and The Journal , announced the promotion of three staff members this week, including Trent Stephens, who will serve as senior editor...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Should LPEA voters decide buyout question? Board members say ‘no’

Voters won’t be asked this year to change the bylaws at La Plata Electric Association to allow members to decide whether to buy out of a contract with the co-op’s wholesale power supplier. LPEA’s...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cloud commuting, social media changing small business

Technology may be moving at a pace that strains small businesses’ ability to adapt, but improving technology can make businesses more efficient and even lower costs. The increasing dominance of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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