Durango attorney to lead state’s oil and gas commission

A Durango attorney has been tapped to lead the state’s top agency that regulates oil and gas at a time of sweeping change for the industry in Colorado. Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ska Brewing to debut Rancid beer at punk rock festival

As a rule, “rancid” is not a term you want associated with something you’re about to put in your mouth. But Ska Brewing Co.’s upcoming Brewstomper Golden Ale might be the exception. The beer is the...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Russian investors are keen on Nevada’s copper

On a scorching July afternoon in 2016, Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiled his “Gigafactory,” a massive complex outside Reno, Nevada, designed to stimulate green technology in the West. It’s now...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Four Corners Airport hopes upgrades woo commercial flights

FARMINGTON – Officials at the Four Corners Regional Airport in northwestern New Mexico hope proposed upgrades will bring commercial airlines back – something the isolated regional has not had in...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ska Brewing founder rails against corporate monopolies

True to the title of the presentation, “The Many Faces of Rotgutzen: The Not-So-Comic Nemesis of Independently Owned Businesses,” Dave Thibodeau, co-owner and president of Ska Brewing Co.,...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Nearly $1B awarded for border fence

PHOENIX – The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion to replace short barriers on two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Corps of Engineers said Wednesday 46...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 4.12%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose moderately this week, remaining at historically low levels that can lure potential purchasers in the spring homebuying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Delta tops long-running ranking of U.S. airlines

Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks U.S. airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures. Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Restaurant inspections: Ocean Pearl, Chavolito’s, Livestock Auction

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fish power brings couple home to Montezuma County

Jeff and Tammy Coulon started aquaponic farming as a test – just for produce for the family dinner table at their farm near Ainsworth, Nebraska. It proved so successful it turned out to be key to...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Landline, internet problems northeast of Durango

A subdivision northeast of Durango has been experiencing persistent problems with landline and internet service for at least a week now, a nuisance that residents say has been “a real pain.” At...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New funeral home to serve growing population in La Plata County

A new funeral home is coming to Durango that aims to help alleviate the demand for service as the region’s population grows. The Williams Funeral Home last week received approval from La Plata...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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