New airport director focuses on incremental improvements

For Tony Vicari, managing the Durango-La Plata County Airport is the ideal job in an ideal locale for someone who likes to spend time on trails, whether it’s wearing hiking boots in the summer or...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Could Bureau of Land Management call La Plata County home?

The Bureau of Land Management is considering moving its headquarters out of Washington, D.C., and Grand Junction has been among the leaders looking to lure the office. But La Plata County may enter...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmington looks to propel local food market

FARMINGTON – Community agencies and the city of Farmington are looking for ways to boost the market for local food while revitalizing downtown. Farmington and Silver City are the New Mexico cities...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Supreme Court ruling means states can tax Amazon marketplace

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday will allow states and local governments to pursue sales taxes on more online transactions. The big question for is how states will collect it. The...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Forest Service hires Durango supervisor

Colorado State Forest Service recently named longtime forester and wildland firefighter Mark Loveall as its Durango supervisory forester for forest planning and implementation in Southwest...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Microloan created to ease economic impact from fires

Area nonprofit First Southwest Community Fund recently announced that it has created the low-interest, fixed-rate SouthwestStrong Fire Relief Business Microloan, for area businesses that have been...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Dog Ranch expands services

Durango Dog Ranch owners Gretchen and Gregg Dubit announced they have expanded services for the summer at the Hesperus business to include daily guided kennel tours. Visitors can now tour the...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Third Thursday market starts summer strong

The Cortez Third Thursday Market started on the first day of summer with a late afternoon sun shining on a big crowd and more vendors than ever. This is the third year the Cortez municipal...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hay being sold to horse owners in need

The drought has caused a hay shortage from lack of irrigation water and, as a result, local providers have limited resources and are forced to sell hay to horse owners at higher costs. To combat...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Silverton shop owners feel economic squeeze from 416 Fire

SILVERTON – The collateral damage inflicted by the 416 Fire hit more than homeowners and businesses within a few miles of the blaze; it also hit owners of shops and restaurants dozens of miles...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Health System gets interim CFO

The Journal Sam Radke will serve as the interim chief financial officer for Southwest Health System, according to a news release from Southwest Health public information officer Haley Saunders....

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos Valley Resources and will hold film fest on June 29-30

Mancos Valley Resources, in partnership with sponsors Alpacka Raft, Specialized Bicycles and Osprey Packs, will hold the second annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival on June 29-30. All proceeds...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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