Report: Ski industry lost $2 billion because of COVID-19 pandemic

ASPEN — The U.S. ski industry has lost at least $2 billion last winter because of the economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a national trade association said. The Denver-based...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Nature, outdoors key to selling tourism in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s calling card, nature, will be key in a recovery of the tourism sector from the blows it’s taken because of restrictions to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re heading into the...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

After 35 years, regional classified paper says goodbye

FARMINGTON – When Robert Elmore moved to Farmington in the 1980s, the Thrifty Nickel was a local city classified paper, but when he bought it in 1989, he saw the potential to turn it into a paper...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Sky Ute Casino Resort launches sports betting app

Sky Ute Casino Resort became the first Native American tribal casino to launch a sports betting app, bringing its Sky Ute SportsBook online this week. Amanda Hopkins, director of marketing at Sky...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

COVID-19 hits Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s bottom line

Profits at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory decreased by 53.8% for its fiscal year 2020 to $1 million and the rocky road for the chocolatier does not appear to be getting easier as COVID-19...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

COVID-19 throws tourist marketers a curveball

If you’re supposed to make hay when the sun is shining, what do you do when skies unexpectedly darken? That’s largely the question facing Visit Durango, the destination marketing organization for...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Pandemic pushed hundreds of hospitality workers into unemployment

Dave Woodruff says laying off his employees was one of the hardest things he’s ever done. The general manager of El Moro Bar & Tavern, Woodruff is also serving as a leader in recovery efforts for...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Russell Stover Chocolates closing Colo. plant over virus

DENVER – Russell Stover Chocolates has announced its candy plant in Montrose will close seven months ahead of schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that will leave 217 employees...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Little-known internet network plans Western Colorado expansion

The text-heavy website looks like it’s stuck in the 1990s. But peering past the Front Range GigaPop’s pages full of Times New Roman font and blue underlined links, you’ll understand what the fuss...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Judge rules against Fort Sill Apache casino in New Mexico

MESCALERO, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge ruled last week against the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma that has long sought to operate a casino in New Mexico. In an opinion, U.S. District Court...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver mail hub stays open despite coronavirus closure order

WHEAT RIDGE – A U.S. Postal Service distribution facility in Denver that handles 10 million pieces of mail a day for Colorado and Wyoming remained open Friday despite being ordered to shut down by...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

KSUT broadcasting Tribal Radio from Ute Mountain, south of Cortez

The Journal After three years of work, KSUT has connected the two Ute tribes of Southwest Colorado through Tribal Radio, with a new FM signal broadcasting off of Hermano Peak on Ute Mountain south...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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