Microloan created for rural entrepreneur businesses

First Southwest Community Fund recently created a fixed-rate, low-interest micro-entrepreneur loan for startups and growing businesses in rural Colorado. Eligible loan customers have the...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Talk about town: Durango named one of America’s coolest small towns

Budget Travel named Durango one of America’s Coolest Small Towns. Each year, the travel website searches for towns with populations less than 20,000 that offer a vibrant community spirit, natural...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Front Range businesses migrating to the Western Slope

Kevin Molick found a new calling when he started his camper trailer company, Timberleaf Teardrop Trailers. The custom-made, technicolor retro campers were a hit. After two years, it was time to...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Health care exchange rates stabilizing

Customers who purchase insurance through the state health care exchange could see smaller rate increases than in previous years, and some rates could decline. Across the state, insurance rates...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

AlignTec and GitPrime chosen as businesses to watch

AlignTec is a relative veteran, founded in 1996, while GitPrime is but a toddler, founded in 2015, but both companies have caught the eye of people sizing up Colorado’s business environment for the...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Airport receives $236,000 grant for taxiway rebuild

The Durango-La Plata County Airport on Thursday received a $236,591 federal grant to help fund the airport’s project to rebuild its taxiway. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Congressional committee approves bill to return some rental fees to ski areas

WASHINGTON – A congressional bill moved forward Wednesday that would return at least half the rent paid by ski resorts to the national forests where they operate. Three members of Colorado’s...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

DENVER – The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Medical Group added to antibiotic honor roll

The clinics of Southwest Medical Group were recently recognized as Antibiotic Stewardship Champions, according to a news release from Southwest Health System spokeswoman Haley Saunders. Marc Meyer,...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Paper prices trigger changes to The Daily Sentinel

GRAND JUNCTION – The Daily Sentinel says it will convert its Monday and Tuesday print editions to electronic delivery starting Aug. 13. Publisher Jay Seaton announced Sunday the change largely...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Effort to create hemp conglomerate lands in Bodo Industrial Park

If things break CJ Murphy’s way, Durango will be known for hemp the way Detroit is known for cars and Silicon Valley is known for high-tech. In an out-of-the-way location in Bodo Industrial Park,...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Open Space Conservancy hires executive director

La Plata Open Space Conservancy, a Southwest Colorado land conservation organization, recently hired Patrick Barker as executive director. Barker is originally from West Virginia and earned...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business