Former Durango mayor to aid economic development alliance

Jasper Welch, who served on Durango City Council from 1991 to 1999 with two stints as mayor, has been hired as a consultant to help guide the La Plata Economic Development Alliance as it searches...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Millwood Junction not being sold

Talk in Cortez business circles that the Millwood Junction restaurant in Mancos was being sold is not true, said owner Joann Riffel. A business source told The Journal on Thursday that the owner of...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Natural Foods in cash crunch

Durango Natural Foods is facing a cash crunch and is conducting a fundraising campaign to raise $150,000, most of which would be used to pay past-due invoices from vendors. Jamie Matthews, a board...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Western Colorado cities expect big savings from solar power

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Don’t let the chilly air and shorter days fool you: Hundreds of solar panels located off Interstate 70 near Palisade are working just fine. Come January, the 12-acre solar...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s Payless shoe store to close

Payless ShoeSource store in Durango, 1135 South Camino del Rio, will close at the end of the month, said Lauren Jeffords, senior director of communications with the discount shoe chain. Jeffords...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Integrated Healthcare earns national recognition

Cortez Integrated Healthcare, which is operated by Axis Health System, was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program on Dec. 3. The...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis marketing class aids Humane Society

Enhancing efforts to present a strong, attractive social media presence and adopting guerrilla marketing strategies were key ideas Fort Lewis College business students offered La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance looking for new leader

Roger Zalneraitis, who has led the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance for eight years, has accepted an offer to become economic development manager for the Permanent Fund of the Southern...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future

About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered. The poll, by...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Marlboro maker Altria the latest big company to explore pot

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is joining some of the biggest names in beer in exploring the budding cannabis marketplace. Altria Group Inc., which owns Philip Morris USA, is the latest big...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s booming space industry is second to California’s

DENVER (AP) – When Joe Laurienti talks about his team designing a rocket engine in a rented attic in the early days of his aerospace company, it brings to mind stories about Silicon Valley’s...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New marijuana dispensaries sprouting up in La Plata County

With room running out in the city of Durango, more marijuana dispensaries are moving into the unincorporated areas of La Plata County. The move, according to those in the marijuana industry, allows...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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