Albuquerque is among finalist locations for Space Command

ALBUQUERQUE – The city of Albuquerque has announced that it is being considered to permanently house the U.S. Space Command, the latest of 11 unified command under the U.S. Department of Defense....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

BP reports uptick of spills in La Plata County

BP America Production Co. has reported four spills of produced water at oil and gas facilities in La Plata County since Oct. 28, according to state records, bringing the total to nearly 20 spills...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Public Utility Commission dismisses LPEA complaint against Tri-State

The Colorado Public Utility Commission has determined it has no jurisdiction to rule in La Plata Electric Association’s contract buyout dispute with its power supplier, Tri-State Generation and...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Local loan program helps small businesses in Southwest Colorado overcome COVID-19

When Momentum Fitness needed some tender loving financing to carry it through the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned to the Rapid Response and Recover Fund offered by First Southwest Community Fund....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Tri-State sets goal to reduce wholesale rates

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association board of directors has adopted a goal to reduce its wholesale electric rates for member utilities by 8% by the end of 2023. The board of directors...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert food production

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – In the cool shade of solar panels, a lush plot of herbs and vegetables hints at one possible future for farming in the desert. At the moment, that future includes more basil...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Gigabit internet coming to more rural towns in Southwest Colorado

Bit by bit, southwestern Colorado is cobbling together fiber-fast broadband service to get its residents up to speed, or at least to 2015 internet standards, when the Federal Communications...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

COVID-19 outbreak reported at popular burger joint in downtown Durango

A popular burger joint in downtown Durango reported an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The health department said two people on...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Lara Spinu journey from Moldova to Durango leads her to open consignment shop

Lana Spinu’s path to become a small-business owner has been longer and filled with more obstacles and surprises than most, but that probably goes with the territory when you arrive in Durango in...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango has its first dollar store

Durango finally has its first dollar store. The La Plata County Planning Commission in December 2019 approved construction of a 9,180-square-foot commercial retail store to be located at 29639 U.S....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Steamworks closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Steamworks Brewing Co. closed Wednesday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 and will remain closed for at least three days. Kris Oyler, president of Peak Food & Beverage Co., said the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Local group buys Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper

A group of locals, led by Aaron Brill, co-owner of Silverton Mountain ski area, has purchased the Silverton Standard & the Miner from the San Juan County Historical Society in an effort to keep...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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