Will losses from the Gold King Mine spill ever be covered?

In the days after the Gold King Mine spill tainted the Animas and San Juan rivers in 2015, Environmental Protection Agency officials encouraged people affected by the event to file damage claims...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Richard Ballantine recognized for service to education

Richard Ballantine, a member of the Fort Lewis College Foundation board, has been awarded for his service and contributions to education. The award, the Council for Advancement and Support of...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Grant will help market region’s craft brews

Crafted Beverages of Southwest Colorado, a regional partnership marketing effort, recently received a total of $40,000, in the form of matching grants from Durango Area Tourism Office and Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Costs of living are eating Colorado’s prosperity, study finds

The Bell Policy Center in Denver released a report Friday that should give pause to lawmakers giddy over the state’s appearance of prosperity. Yes, Colorado has one of the best economies of any...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Lawmakers hope for rural broadband solution in 2018

This week, the Colorado Senate will begin reviewing a bill that state Sen. Don Coram of Montrose hopes will solve the years-long debate about how to ensure broadband reaches the rural areas of...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Business

Marijuana tracking earns kudos and complaints in Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper Tuesday expressed support for an idea being floated by a bipartisan group of state senators to add tracking measures to marijuana plants. But the tracking idea isn’t exactly...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Company fined for construction worker’s death in Bayfield

A Colorado-based construction company found responsible for unsafe conditions at a Bayfield worksite that contributed to the death of a 23-year-old man in September has been ordered to pay $14,075...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado skier numbers down amid warm, dry winter

ASPEN, Colo. – Early season visits to Colorado ski resorts are down between 11 and 13 percent compared with last year because of low snow conditions, operators reported. Colorado Ski Country USA,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Sun sets on Del Sol clothing shop on Main Avenue in Durango

Eileen Maddox, owner of Del Sol, a clothing shop at 858 Main Ave., plans to close the store at the end of January, but she will remain in Durango and plans to spend more time with her...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 hires Heather Otter as economic development project manager

Heather Otter is joining the Region 9 Economic Development District as their Economic Development Project Manager. Otter currently works with the La Plata Economic Development Alliance as the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Zuke’s to leave Durango, lay off 16 local employees

A long-running Durango company has announced it will be leaving for Texas and laying off nearly 75 percent of its employees. Zuke’s Pet Nutrition announced Thursday it will join with Texas-based...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 hires economic project manager

Region 9 Economic Development District recently hired Heather Otter as its economic development project manager, effective on Monday. Otter is the current program manager at La Plata Economic...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business