Sun sets on Del Sol clothing shop on Main Avenue in Durango

Eileen Maddox, owner of Del Sol, a clothing shop at 858 Main Ave., plans to close the store at the end of January, but she will remain in Durango and plans to spend more time with her...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 hires Heather Otter as economic development project manager

Heather Otter is joining the Region 9 Economic Development District as their Economic Development Project Manager. Otter currently works with the La Plata Economic Development Alliance as the...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Zuke’s to leave Durango, lay off 16 local employees

A long-running Durango company has announced it will be leaving for Texas and laying off nearly 75 percent of its employees. Zuke’s Pet Nutrition announced Thursday it will join with Texas-based...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 hires economic project manager

Region 9 Economic Development District recently hired Heather Otter as its economic development project manager, effective on Monday. Otter is the current program manager at La Plata Economic...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Expect moderate gas price increases in 2018

How high will gas prices go in 2018? Experts say consumers are likely to pay more for gasoline in the upcoming year, but market forces are in place moderating those increases and make it unlikely...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Utah adds EPA, contractor to lawsuit over Gold King Mine waste spill

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah has added the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a contractor as defendants in the state’s lawsuit over the Gold King Mine waste spill in Silverton that contaminated the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado U.S. prosecutor: No change after Sessions’ pot shift

DENVER – Colorado’s top federal prosecutor said his office won’t alter its approach to enforcing marijuana crimes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew a policy Thursday that allowed...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Green Business Roundtable presents talk on renewables

The Journal Chris Calwell, of Ecos Research, will discuss the challenges and choices in an era of abundant and cheap renewables in a Green Business Roundtable presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil and gas lease sale near Hay Gulch scheduled for March

An oil and gas lease sale that includes 80 acres in southwestern La Plata County is on track for March, according to the Bureau of Land Management. In June, the BLM announced two parcels in the...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

What the largest tax overhaul in 30 years means for companies

WASHINGTON – The impact of the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades will spread far and wide starting next year, highlighted by a cut in the corporate rate to 21 percent from 35...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

How the tax bill impacts homeowners, buyers and sellers

WASHINGTON – Many homeowners, buyers and sellers are left wondering how the tax reform legislation will affect them. Below is a look at what the final version contains and what it means to...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil, gas drilling picks up in western Colorado in 2017

GRAND JUNCTION – Figures show oil and gas drilling activity in western Colorado is at its highest pace in several years, with no signs of slowing down in 2018. The Daily Sentinel reports Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business