CDOT providing fresh start for parolees

The Journal Individuals on probation or recently released on parole are receiving a second chance to rebuild their lives thanks to a new pilot program. The Colorado Department of Transportation,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Forest Service announces 900 temporary jobs

The Journal The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service announced today the availability of over 900 temporary jobs for the 2018 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Gold King Mine spill makes U.N. list of significant disasters

BILLINGS, Mont. – A string of mining waste disasters – some deadly – over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Hopis reject political establishment in vote for top leaders

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A small northern Arizona tribe has chosen new leadership as it faces the loss of coal royalties that make up a huge chunk of its budget. Tim Nuvangyaoma won the Hopi chairman’s...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE sets program deadline

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs encourages early-stage companies in Southwest Colorado to apply for its 2018 program. SCAPE is a nonprofit, partnered with Investment Fund,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

79 percent of Americans would take a pay cut to work for a more ‘just’ company

Americans prioritize one thing above all others when evaluating whether a company is a good corporate citizen: How they treat their workers. That’s according to a survey released Thursday of 10,000...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Nurse assistant wins state award for work at Cortez’s Vista Grande

Joshua John, a nursing assistant at the Cortez assisted living home Vista Grande Inn, has been named “CNA of the Year” for his district by the Colorado Health Care Association. The award is given...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

Handwoven rug store opens on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

T he inside of Durango Rug Co . closely resembles the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The business, which opened last month at 747 Main Ave.,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New hiring marks possible turning point for Four Corners energy industry

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Jobs in the energy industry are slowly coming back to northwest New Mexico, marking a shift after several setbacks in commodity pricing and market demand for U.S. oil and gas....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado counties become ‘rural jump-start zones’

Colorado Economic Development Commission approved Archuleta, Dolores, Montezuma and San Juan counties Sept. 21 as “rural jump-start zones.” Pueblo Community College is the designated...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New skin spa opens in Cortez

A new skin care business is set to open in Cortez this week. Kerri White, who operated Serenity Skin Spa in Arizona for several years, plans to open a Main Street business of the same name on...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan County recovery coordinator hired

Silverton resident Melanie Russek begins work this month as a part-time San Juan economic development/recovery coordinator. This position, funded by the Economic Development Administration with...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business