Navajo plant closure to cost Arizona county $40M in taxes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The closure of a coal-fired power plant in far northern Arizona led to the loss of $40 million in property tax revenue for Coconino County, county officials said. The Navajo...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

January can’t cool La Plata County’s hot housing market

Total home sales in January in La Plata County likely set a monthly record. That seemingly answers the question: Would the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine and the cold month’s slow selling period...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado restaurant workers are eager to get the COVID vaccine – but they’re still waiting for their turn

When Grace Kane walks into Denver’s Safta for her shift as a server, there’s tension in the air. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine would go a long way to relieve the stress and anxiety of working in the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango liquor stores navigate a changing legal environment

Small, independent liquor stores have seen a sea change to the laws guiding their business since 2016, and the new rules of the game do not appear to be in their favor. You would expect liquor...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Electric Association joins contract buyout lawsuit in Adams County

La Plata Electric Association has joined a civil lawsuit initially filed by United Power of Brighton claiming Tri-State Generation and Transmission broke Colorado law by adding three nonutility...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Small Business Aid Program Relaunches With Changes to Help Minority-Owned Businesses

Victor Uruchurtu moved to the U.S. from Mexico 12 years ago. He started his own disaster restoration business in Denver for homes with flood damage. He came close to shutting down when the pandemic...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico agency settles with oil company in well case

SANTA FE – An oil company operating in northwestern New Mexico has agreed to pay a $25,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department said Tuesday...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

High court weighs compensation for business restrictions

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday as it weighs whether the state must compensate businesses for losses because of temporary closures and other pandemic-related...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Annual Colorado pot sales surpass $2 billion for first time

DENVER – Marijuana sales in Colorado in November pushed the industry’s annual revenue over $2 billion for the first time since cannabis was legalized for recreational use by a 2012 ballot measure....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Agile Space Industries gains recognition for bringing jobs to Durango

A Washington, D.C., ideas laboratory recognized Agile Space Industries, a Durango-based aerospace company, Tuesday for its efforts to support and diversify the city’s economy. The bipartisan...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

High court weighs whether state should compensate businesses

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In final written arguments published Thursday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's administration urged the state Supreme Court to reject demands that businesses be...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Virus restrictions to be eased in much of Colorado next week

DENVER – Public health restrictions for places like restaurants and gyms are set to be eased in the much of Colorado starting next week. Gov. Jared Polis announced the change on social media late...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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