Last day to pay property taxes is Friday

The Journal Property owners face a 3 p.m. Friday deadline to pay 2018 real property and mineral taxes before they are published, according to Ellen Black, Montezuma County treasurer. For...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Developing a forest-friendly home building technique

If Kyle Hanson is right, three to five years down the road, a small-scale lumber industry will be enjoying a renaissance in Southwest Colorado, aided by the pioneering efforts of his firm Timber...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

August restaurant inspections: McDonald’s, Pippo’s, Burger Boy, Ocean Pearl ...

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Hot Springs and Resort begins renovation process

Additional soaking pools, extended hours and other upgrades are coming to Durango Hot Springs and Resort, formerly known as Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs, owners say. Construction started...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Rusty Shovel Saloon closes in Vallecito, focuses on Durango

VALLECITO – The Rusty Shovel Saloon, a bar and restaurant at Vallecito Reservoir, has closed after operating for five years in the small, lakeside community northeast of Durango. The saloon, known...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Women-only adventure travel is surging

It was August 2017, and Sonya Pevzner stood on a small ledge, halfway up Washington’s imposing Mount Shuksan. With eight hours of climbing in the rearview mirror, only a single belay pitch stood...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Kayenta Coal Mine layoffs hit as Navajo Generating Station closure looms

WASHINGTON – The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off as August comes to an end, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cold Case Gear aims to beat the heat (or the cold)

Avid outdoor adventurers Jon and Deirdre Rosenberg were frustrated during winter expeditions when the temperature would affect Deirdre’s photography. “We’re from Minnesota, and we do a lot of...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fourth-grader’s idea sprouts family board game company

At 11 years of age, Eric Schadt is likely Durango’s youngest entrepreneur. With the aid of his older sister, Jennifer, 21, and his older brother, Paul, 16, Eric has turned his fourth grade science...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s sustainable tourism push shows signs of success

DENVER – Colorado officials say the state took in more tourism money without increasing the overall number of visitors in what is perceived as a success for sustainable tourism. The Colorado Sun...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango residents call for 100% renewable energy by 2050

Dozens of area residents are asking Durango City Council to set a goal of powering the city with 100% renewable energy by 2050, even if there isn’t a clear path to achieve the objective. Community...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Diane’s Tortilla Burger serves up homemade fare in southeast La Plata County

Located on the intersection of County Roads 307 and 308, Diane’s Tortilla Burger is not exactly centrally located. It’s closest neighbors are three natural gas plants, not far from the Durango-La...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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