Ute Mountain tribe hosts solar open house

An open house for the Ute Mountain Community Solar Project will be held on March 12 at the Towaoc Community Center from 5-6 p.m. There will be a presentation on the Ute Mountain Ute tribe’s $2...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Beercat to make stop at Silverton Mountain

It looks like Silverton earned itself a spot on 10 Barrel Brewing Co.’s first-ever Beercat tour. But first, what’s a Beercat? “Think snowcat + beer = Beercat,” said Lauren Haber, a spokeswoman for...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Billionaires are on the hunt for new underground cobalt

A coalition of billionaires led by Bill Gates has thrown its financial weight behind a startup hoping to build a “Google Maps for the earth’s crust” to hunt for new sources of cobalt. The startup,...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Shop class stars strut their stuff at regional competition

Seth Thornburg, 17, a senior at Durango High School, is pretty handy with a miter saw and a router – skills enhanced in carpentry and woodworking classes. Seth and 85 other students from five...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

If you wanted a historian on how the ever-changing economy has altered lifestyles in Southwest Colorado, you probably couldn’t find anyone better than Con Kemple. Kemple is closing Farmers Supply...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

WICHITA, Kan. – The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

11th recreational marijuana shop opens in Durango

The Homestead Dispensary, Durango’s latest recreational marijuana outlet, which opened Nov. 23, is selling marijuana it grows at a related farm in Saguache County. Kwinn Varney, marketing director...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Forest Service grants Village at Wolf Creek road access

After more than 30 years of legal battles and court proceedings, the proposed Village at Wolf Creek has finally obtained the road access it needs to U.S. Highway 160 to start building. But that...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County commissioners want water study before King II coal expansion

With GCC Energy seeking a massive expansion for its coal mine in Hesperus, La Plata County commissioners said Tuesday they want a complete study of potential impacts to surrounding water before any...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Barrick goes after Newmont to create $42 billion gold giant

NEW YORK — Barrick Gold will try to acquire Newmont Mining Corp. in an approximately $18 billion all-stock deal that would create a mining behemoth worth about $42 billion. Colorado’s Newmont has...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Sunnyside Gold says EPA should be recused from leading Silverton Superfund cleanup

Is it a conflict of interest for the Environmental Protection Agency, responsible for the Gold King Mine spill, to lead the Superfund cleanup of mine pollution around Silverton? The last company to...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

County clamps down on people falsely claiming ag tax status

Davin Montoya and his family have been working the land and raising cattle in Southwest Colorado since the turn of the century. It hasn’t always been easy, and like most ranchers and farmers who...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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