Colorado House sends hospital transparency bill to Senate

DENVER – Colorado’s House has passed legislation to require hospitals to provide annual reports on their spending and their uncompensated patient care costs. Democratic Rep. Chris Kennedy’s bill is...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango airport passenger numbers up in 2018, despite 416 Fire

Commercial passenger traffic at the Durango-La Plata County Airport increased to 378,876 combined arrivals and departures in 2018, an increase of 6,549 passengers, or 1.8 percent, compared with...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Kroger, Microsoft create futuristic grocery store

NEW YORK – Kroger and Microsoft are joining forces to bring the ease of online shopping to brick-and-mortar grocery stores. Kroger, America’s biggest supermarket chain which includes City Market,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Walgreens agrees to pay $269 million to U.S. in fraud accord

NEW YORK – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. agreed to pay $269.2 million to settle U.S. claims that the drugstore chain defrauded a federally-funded health care program over insulin drugs and a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Close to $1 million in city fees could bolster affordable housing

The city of Durango expects to generate close to $1 million in the next few years from fair-share housing fees, a windfall that could help the city achieve affordable housing goals. Fair-share...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Home Builders offers scholarships

The Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado is now accepting applications for its 2019 Building for the Future Scholarships. Up to $10,000 will be awarded to support area high school...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cooperative to hold workshop in Bayfield

The Southwest Food Fresh Cooperative will co-host a Vision Course and Scaling Up Workshop for beginning and expanding farmers and ranchers in partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office, Rocky...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado town extends moratorium on new oil, gas drilling

BOULDER – A Colorado town has extended its moratorium on new oil and gas drilling, expecting lawmakers to address statewide regulations this year. The Daily Camera reports the Erie Board of...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cleanup efforts underway after industry leaks in Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – Cleanup efforts are underway after two recent leaks from oil and gas facilities in western Colorado. The Daily Sentinel reports a buried natural gas gathering line owned by...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango recognized for solar accessibility

The city of Durango has made it easier for residents to obtain permits and install solar panels, and it has earned the municipality national recognition as a solar electricity-friendly community....

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Habitat for Humanity seeking family for affordable home

A monthlong application period is now open for the annual Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County homeownership program. Molly Greenlee, executive director of the local Habitat group, provided an...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County Humane Society to close high-end shop

La Plata County Humane Society will close a retail shop that opened in April and featured high-end donations. The franchise will be consolidated into the existing thrift store at the Humane...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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