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

How NAFTA built a bustling border city in New Mexico

From the top of a dry mesa in southern New Mexico, the Chihuahua Desert looks like an ocean, a vast stretch of sand and mesquite that fades away into hazy light. Southward, the land appears...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Pongas bar suspected of liquor law violations

Durango’s iconic pool hall and watering spot, Colorado Pongas, which changed owners on March 1, could lose its liquor license on Jan. 16. The city of Durango Local Licensing Board voted 3-0 to hold...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

King II coal mine approved for expansion

The Trump administration’s vow to streamline energy development has helped La Plata County’s only running coal mine receive quick approval for an expansion that will extend operations until at...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

State reports small increase in Colorado’s unemployment rate

DENVER — Colorado officials say the unemployment rate in the state increased slightly in November to 2.9 percent, compared to 2.7 percent in October. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Survey suggests economy remains slow in rural areas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but it improved slightly. The overall economic index for the...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

The Mac Ranch will move to Main Avenue in Durango

The Mac Ranch, which has served as the Apple-certified computer repair shop serving most of Southwest Colorado, will move to Main Avenue after the holidays. Owner Dave Sessions said he will...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

N.M. delegates renew push to limit drilling outside of Chaco Canyon

ALBUQUERQUE – Democratic members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are renewing their pleas for federal land managers to limit oil and natural gas drilling in the northwestern corner of the...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE is accepting applications for 2018

The Journal Do you have a new business idea? Does your established business need help growing to the next level? Do you need office space, mentoring, and equity funding? SCAPE’s mission is to help...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver shuts down 26 legal pot businesses, makes arrests

DENVER — Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation. Potential...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business