Colorado utility plans to retire coal plants, add renewables

DENVER – Colorado’s largest electricity provider said Wednesday it wants to retire two coal-fired units a decade early and nearly double the share of power it gets from renewable sources. Xcel...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Empire Electric, bank offer home energy loans

The Journal Empire Electric Association has teamed with National Cooperative Bank to offer loan products to EEA members to finance home energy upgrades, including solar panels, energy efficient...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Farmers Market holds sunny Saturday opening

The Cortez Farmers Market opened Saturday morning with sunny skies and dozens of produce vendors. Although many produce vendors won’t participate in the market until their harvests come in later...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Walmart offers employees new perk: cheap access to college

NEW YORK – Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America’s largest private employer, which in the past has helped its workers get their high school or...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Former Katzin Music co-owner to open new supply store

Jim Gillaspy, a former co-owner of Katzin Music & Studios, which closed earlier this year, has announced he will open a new music-supply store in Durango on July 1. “Now that the word’s out, the...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hunt is on for firms looking to move to Durango

For the first time in at least a decade, an effort will be made to attract new businesses to Durango – specifically back-office operations for firms such as human resource departments, auditing...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Help wanted – desperately – as applicants become scarce

AURORA (AP) – In a country in the midst of sustained economic growth, Colorado has been ahead of the pack. Month after month of an expanding economy has resulted in some pretty good times for...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Smiley Building celebrates 20 years

On any given day behind the doors of the Smiley Building, the halls could be filled with kids playing a piano, business meetings over coffee and co-workers eating a snack at the Smiley Cafe. The...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

BP’s regional office moving to downtown Durango

The BP regional office for the San Juan Basin will move in October from its building near the Durango-La Plata Airport to space leased in the Bank of Colorado building on Main Avenue. Up to 90...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Sales of recreational marijuana boom in march

DENVER – Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado eclipsed $105 million in March 2018, the highest monthly total for adult-use sales in the program’s history. The record-breaking month is part of a...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Quilt Co. holds grand reopening after getting new owners

The new owners of the Cortez Quilt Co. introduced themselves to the quilting community with a grand re-opening on Saturday. As it approaches its seventh anniversary, the quilt store at 40 W. Main...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective plans grand opening

The Journal Local sheep and alpaca raisers, spinners, weavers, dyers, and artisans have pooled their talents to create the Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective with a retail location at 360 W. First...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business