How many hotel rooms in Durango are too much?

Durango’s lodging industry is looking at ways to make room for 475 new hotel rooms that will come online in the next 1½ to two years. “It’s scary as a lodger. It’s too much, too soon, but at the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Gem Village now a stop on information superhighway

Tracy McCracken, owner of Valley Feed and Ranch Supply in Gem Village, is looking forward to the end of September – when she expects to merge onto the information superhighway after struggling for...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE seeks participants for 2019 class

The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs is now accepting applications for its 2019 class. The program accepts five to six entrepreneurial businesses for its six-month program...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 receives funding from Economic Development Administration

The Journal The Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado Inc. has received additional funds and a grant extension from the Economic Development Administration to continue development...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Top Colorado Democrats object to Trump plans for oil and gas drilling

DENVER – Top Colorado Democrats on Tuesday accused the Trump administration of rushing to open public lands to oil and gas drilling without giving the public nearly enough time to comment. In...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Proposal seeks to boost gas well density in New Mexico basin

ALBUQUERQUE – A Houston-based oil and gas company wants New Mexico regulators to ease restrictions on well locations in two counties within one of the oldest producing basins in the U.S., saying...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town’s first bank which opened in 1882, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Businesses ask for tariff relief as trade war with China rolls on

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is moving forward last week with plans to impose tariffs on a wider array of Chinese imports even as it explores the possibility of a negotiated resolution of...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Ballantine Family Fund supports San Juan County

San Juan Development Association, a nonprofit economic development group in San Juan County, announced it was awarded funding from the Ballantine Family Fund. SJDA aims to build resiliency in the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado store throws Nike sale in protest of Kaepernick ad

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado Springs store is trying to permanently get rid of its Nike inventory in light of the company’s recent ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

JetBlue is raising fees on baggage and ticket changes

DALLAS — JetBlue Airways is raising fees for checking a bag or changing a ticket, a move that could prompt other airlines to raise their fees. New York-based JetBlue posted the increases online....

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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