Habitat for Humanity seeking family for affordable home

A monthlong application period is now open for the annual Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County homeownership program. Molly Greenlee, executive director of the local Habitat group, provided an...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County Humane Society to close high-end shop

La Plata County Humane Society will close a retail shop that opened in April and featured high-end donations. The franchise will be consolidated into the existing thrift store at the Humane...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA sets ambitious goal to cut carbon by 50 percent

La Plata Electric Association set ambitious goals this week to cut its carbon footprint by 50 percent and keep costs lower than 70 percent of its peer cooperatives in Colorado. LPEA’s board...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

USA Today publisher targeted for buyout

DENVER – The publisher of USA Today has received a $1.36 billion buyout bid from a media group with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and slashing jobs. MNG Enterprises, better known...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Alan Plummer Associates acquires FEI Engineers

FEI Engineers, a water and wastewater engineering firm with offices in Durango and Denver, has been purchased by Alan Plummer Associates Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-based water and wastewater...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Bed Bath & Beyond rally loses steam

Bed Bath & Beyond shocked investors with a rosy forecast for fiscal 2020, but analysts remain skeptical about the company’s ability to hit its targets. Some doubt the company’s strategy of...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

‘What is bitcoin?’ topped Google’s 2018 trending list

NEW YORK – Bitcoin’s mesmerizing rise and fall in the past year has left investors and regulators asking, “What just happened?” Many are also asking an even more fundamental question: “What is...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New efficiency strategy helps Union Pacific soar

NEW YORK – Union Pacific Corp. surged the most since 2009 after hiring a protegé of railroading legend Hunter Harrison to guide the company’s shift to a new efficiency strategy. Jim Vena, 60, will...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

VCs plowed a record $9.3 billion into AI startups last year

NEW YORK – Artificial intelligence was a no-brainer bet for humans in 2018. Venture capital funding of AI companies soared 72 percent last year, hitting a record $9.3 billion, according to a new...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Workshop examines mental health at work

A three-part workshop, Mental Wealth in the Workplace, will be presented by the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center in January at the Durango Public Library. The workshop will...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Natural Foods sets vote to shutter operations

Member-owners of Durango Natural Foods will vote later this month on whether to dissolve the cooperative or elect a new board in an attempt to make the nonprofit financially stable. DNF is...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan Basin Beef Symposium will have a drought focus

The annual San Juan Basin Beef Symposium at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds will focus this year on resiliency, profitability and herd health. The symposium will be held Feb. 6 at the Montezuma...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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