Mountain West purchases Englewood office

Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services, LLC announced its acquisition of Forsberg Engerman Co., an insurance broker based in Englewood, was effective July 1. Forsberg Engerman is a surety...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado black market marijuana: Are cartels wrongly blamed?

COLORADO SPRINGS – A frequently used criticism by law enforcement of Colorado’s legalized marijuana industry is that it invited dangerous drug cartels into the state, where they operate in black...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Despite last weeks incidents to Animas River, rafters undeterred

The Animas River has received a barrage of incidents over the past week, but Durango’s rafting industry remains undeterred. The biggest problem the rafting industry faces isn’t the incidents...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College Foundation fundraising comes in strong

The Fort Lewis College Foundation raised more than $3.3 million in fiscal year 2018, about $600,000 more than the previous year. The donations are dedicated to scholarships and projects across the...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Leadership Montezuma application deadline is approaching

The Journal Leadership Montezuma has announced that its program will begin Sept. 7 and 8. The program provides educational development opportunities “as a springboard for individual growth and...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Kinder Morgan donates money to Cortez Community Garden

On July 24, representatives from Kinder Morgan CO2 Co. presented a gift to the Cortez Community Garden outside the Recreation Center. The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center has...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado breweries raise $28,000 for Save the San Juans

The Journal Ska Brewing announced on Saturday that Colorado breweries that participated in the Save the San Juans Saturday fundraiser for Fire 416 relief raised more than $28,000 for Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

GCC Energy paves the way for mining to increase near Hay Gulch

Residents perturbed by the constant drum of trucks hauling coal from GCC Energy’s King II mine say the sound has abated somewhat with the near completion of the company’s multimillion-dollar road...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Petition gatherer for Colorado oil, gas measure quits effort

DENVER – A group behind a proposed Colorado initiative to severely limit new oil and gas drilling on non-federal land has parted ways with a petition-gathering firm in a payment dispute. The group,...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

$100 gift cards will go to lucky Durango visitors

For 40 days, beginning Monday, a lucky tourist in downtown Durango will be awarded a $100 gift card from one of the Business Improvement District’s downtown ambassadors. The gift card to a local...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Satellite imagery company launches wildfire Twitter feed

SANTA FE, N.M. – A new tool for visualizing and tracking wildfires from the sky was launched on Twitter Wednesday by a New Mexico-based startup company in an effort that combines super-computing...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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