Colorado coal production dips in 2018

GRAND JUNCTION – Production at Colorado coal mines dipped slightly last year from 2017 levels. The Daily Sentinel reports that the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety says the...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Southern Ute Tribe awarded grant to assist victims of crime

The federal government awarded the Southern Ute Indian Tribe almost $400,000 to expand direct victim services and trauma-informed personnel support – part of a nationwide effort to improve victim...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The Durango Herald announces staff changes

Ballantine Communications Inc., which owns The Durango Herald and The Journal , announced the promotion of three staff members this week, including Trent Stephens, who will serve as senior editor...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Should LPEA voters decide buyout question? Board members say ‘no’

Voters won’t be asked this year to change the bylaws at La Plata Electric Association to allow members to decide whether to buy out of a contract with the co-op’s wholesale power supplier. LPEA’s...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cloud commuting, social media changing small business

Technology may be moving at a pace that strains small businesses’ ability to adapt, but improving technology can make businesses more efficient and even lower costs. The increasing dominance of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal options including bankruptcy, a move that could upend hundreds of...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado residents seek to block major oil and gas project

DENVER – Frustrated residents of a Denver suburb say state law is forcing them to participate in a major oil and gas drilling project against their wishes, so they launched legal challenges with...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Postcard-style mural approved for building on north Main Avenue

A postcard-style mural featuring iconic symbols of Durango is expected to adorn the side of a marketing agency near north Main Avenue and 26th Street this spring. The mural, called...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

A supersonic era: Speedy Concorde was ‘designed to outwit time’

The speed and elegant appearance of the Concorde inspired awe. Its ear-rattling sonic booms irritated people on the ground and led to restrictions on where the jet could fly. The Concorde’s maiden...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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