Cortez’s final TEZ Talk to feature disabled athlete

The final speaker in Cortez’s TEZ Talks series will be a former college football player born without legs. At 7 p.m. on March 2, First National Bank in Cortez will host its third free speaking...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Downtown Durango Ambassadors will return in effort to curb panhandling

Efforts to reduce belligerent or unsafe behaviors of panhandlers downtown will begin March 17 when Downtown Ambassadors make their first appearance of 2018 – asking shoppers to donate to charities...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program boosts 5 regional firms

Five new businesses have been selected to participate in a business-accelerator program that has helped seed 19 different Southwest Colorado firms with $4.7 million in investments and created 75...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango will replace traditional lights with LEDs in downtown areas

The city of Durango and the Business Improvement District will spend $85,000 this year to install hundreds of new lights downtown because they are more efficient and last longer – and end up saving...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado raising taxes on oil, gas drillers by $4.8 million

DENVER – Colorado oil and gas regulators are raising taxes on energy developers to help pay for the environmental impacts of drilling. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores State Bank announces management changes

The Journal Doug Aiken has been selected to replace Ed Merritt Jr., as president of The Dolores State Bank, according to board chairman Dewayne Findley. Larry Engel will fill Aiken’s job of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cleary Building Corp. celebrates 40 years in business

The Journal Cleary Building Corp., a manufacturer of commercial, equine, farm, suburban and residential pre-engineered structures, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary at its headquarters in...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Aspen marijuana sales top liquor sales for first time

ASPEN – Recent figures say sales at Aspen’s marijuana dispensaries last year topped liquor stores in revenue. The Aspen Times reports the city’s Finance Department in its year-end sales tax report...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Weld County poised to see another record oil year

GREELEY – Weld County in northeast Colorado is poised to see a record for oil production. For 2017, production through November is sitting at more than 105 million barrels of oil. When December...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

ServSafe food training at La Plata fairgrounds

The Journal ServSafe, a nationally recognized comprehensive food safety training developed by the National Restaurant Association, will be held April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 18 from 9...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Food safety class to be held at La Plata fairgrounds

The Journal A poor review from the health inspector published in the newspaper can easily cost negative publicity for a food service operation. Let us help train your staff to improve the quality...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 announces new board members

The Journal The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado announces that Shawn Gregory, Colleen O’Brien, Eric Thayer, Kari Distefano and Brenna Morlan have joined the Region 9...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business