Durango plans to leave council of governments, saving $36,000

The city of Durango has plans to leave a council of governments it once helped form, reducing a burden on an already strapped general fund. “I couldn’t justify it,” said Ron LeBlanc, city manager....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Energy company drops plans to drill under lake, dog park

DENVER – An oil and gas company that wanted to drill 14 wells that would extend underneath a Colorado lake has withdrawn its application amid public outcry over the proposal. The Denver Post...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Marijuana and drug testing class

A class about marijuana use and testing in the workplace will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 27 at the District 9R building, 201 E. 12th St. in Durango. Cedar Diagnostics is hosting the course and...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cruise Planners serving Durango vacation needs

Cruise Planners is now serving Durango with a wide range of travel services, including honeymoons, destination weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, corporate retreats and all-inclusive...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Deadline to apply for SBA drought loans is Dec. 12

The Journal Small nonfarm businesses in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico have until Dec. 12 to apply for a Small Business Administration federal disaster loan for economic injury. The...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Denver news comes to Southwest Colorado via city of Durango station

The city of Durango has found a way to broadcast Denver’s KUSA 9News on its public television station in response to residents clamoring for Colorado news. The city is broadcasting 9News 8½ hours...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan County-based recovery project receives award

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has received a 2018 Aliceann Wohlbruck Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the San Juan...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

EPA asks courts to toss Navajo Nation’s lawsuit over Gold King Mine spill

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, has asked that a federal court dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation seeking repayment of damages...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Company that hoped to bring mining back to Silverton files for bankruptcy

Colorado Goldfields, the Denver-based company that attempted to revive mining in Silverton, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Colorado Goldfields was forced into an involuntary chapter 7...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado tourism industry borrows battlefield acronym to describe tough year

The past year in Southwest Colorado has been tough for the tourism industry. Perhaps not as brutal as a Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan, but brutal enough that regional business leaders in tourism...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

‘ServSafe’ food safety training in November

The Journal The Colorado State University Extension Office will sponsor National Restaurant Association “ServSafe” food safety trainings in November at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave....

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Drowning in cash, Big Oil’s biggest challenge is how to spend it

NEW YORK – Big Oil’s big payday has finally arrived. The question now is how to spend the extra cash. Investors will be reading the third-quarter tea leaves to discern whether executives plan to...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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