Students hear about the future of jobs

The future of work will in some ways be very different: Graduates in 2020 shouldn’t expect they’ll work in the same industry their entire life, artificial intelligence will eliminate many jobs from...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado considers state-facilitated retirement plan

When Pete Turner, founder of burrito chain Illegal Pete’s, decided to offer 401(k) plans to employees a few years ago, it was tedious and time consuming. A staffer now spends 60 hours a year...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Health System receives award for improved patient care

Southwest Health System has been recognized for improving patient care and chronic disease management by the Colorado Rural Health Center’s iCare Program. The Primary Care and the Mancos Valley...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Pruning workshop to take place March 5

The Journal The CSU Extension Office’s fruit tree project will host a pruning workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at the Yellow Jacket Southwest Colorado Research Station, 16910 County Road Z. ...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Woman in court, man arrested in shooting in Colorado store

BROOMFIELD – A 21-year-old woman appeared in court Wednesday and a man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident inside a Walmart in Broomfield. Alyssa Borquez was arraigned on...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Hemp farmers in Montezuma County face glut, low prices

MANCOS – Farmers who have struggled for years with falling commodity prices might have some advice for the wave of newbies who jumped into hemp as the next big thing: Grow up. Hemp biomass prices...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango-based Cedar Networks purchased by Canadian firm

The purchase of Durango-based Cedar Networks by Toronto-based Ting Internet will likely mean an expansion of the Durango business that builds fiber-optic internet systems in Colorado and New...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango restaurants take lead in reducing plastic use

Not surprisingly, quite a few restaurants in environmentally conscious Durango have taken an extra step or two to eliminate the use of single-use plastic items. “We’ve been actively working to...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Yellow Car Country Wines: Fun, fruity wines in Cortez

Jim and Jean Wootton may not have the most sophisticated or biggest winery in Colorado, or even Montezuma County for that matter, but they may have the funnest. The couple, operating as Yellow Car...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance names Michael French as new leader

Michael French, who in 2007 found Durango the ideal location to telecommute while raising a family, has been named the new executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado minimum wage reaches $12. Is it enough to live in La Plata County?

Four years of minimum wage increases in Colorado have put more money into the pockets of La Plata County workers, but some argue it is not enough. Minimum wage increased incrementally from $8.31...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs Chosen to Participate in 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative

Rural Innovation Strategies Inc. has announced that the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs has been chosen to participate in the 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative, a technical...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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