Colorado’s boom times means government jobs have to up their recruitment game

Local governments say they are increasingly turning to guerilla marketing and financial incentives – including signing bonuses – to try and lure employees in Colorado’s exceedingly tight job...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over U.S. fur exports

BILLINGS, Mont. — Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Fire Protection District seeks impact fees for additional funding

After a big victory on Election Day, when voters approved a property tax increase to help pay for Durango Fire Protection District operations, the agency is resuming a push to implement...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Partners sought by senior employment program

Senior Community Service Employment Program is seeking partnerships with employers, nonprofits and senior citizens in Colorado. Organizations that become partners will receive free help from SCSEP...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

CDOT providing fresh start for parolees

The Journal Individuals on probation or recently released on parole are receiving a second chance to rebuild their lives thanks to a new pilot program. The Colorado Department of Transportation,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Forest Service announces 900 temporary jobs

The Journal The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service announced today the availability of over 900 temporary jobs for the 2018 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Gold King Mine spill makes U.N. list of significant disasters

BILLINGS, Mont. – A string of mining waste disasters – some deadly – over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Hopis reject political establishment in vote for top leaders

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A small northern Arizona tribe has chosen new leadership as it faces the loss of coal royalties that make up a huge chunk of its budget. Tim Nuvangyaoma won the Hopi chairman’s...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE sets program deadline

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs encourages early-stage companies in Southwest Colorado to apply for its 2018 program. SCAPE is a nonprofit, partnered with Investment Fund,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

79 percent of Americans would take a pay cut to work for a more ‘just’ company

Americans prioritize one thing above all others when evaluating whether a company is a good corporate citizen: How they treat their workers. That’s according to a survey released Thursday of 10,000...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Nurse assistant wins state award for work at Cortez’s Vista Grande

Joshua John, a nursing assistant at the Cortez assisted living home Vista Grande Inn, has been named “CNA of the Year” for his district by the Colorado Health Care Association. The award is given...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Handwoven rug store opens on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

T he inside of Durango Rug Co . closely resembles the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The business, which opened last month at 747 Main Ave.,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business