Electrical co-op challenges Tri-State buyout offer

La Plata Electric Association and other electrical co-ops may gain insight about buying out of a contract with their wholesale electrical supplier after the Colorado Public Utilities Commission...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico nets record revenues from oil production

ALBUQUERQUE – A surge in oil production has resulted in record revenues for state government coffers and public education. But industry officials cautioned Tuesday that regulatory certainty will...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Groups suing over gas drilling near homes in Battlement Mesa

GRAND JUNCTION – A group of residents has filed a lawsuit to stop a plan to drill for natural gas near mobile homes in western Colorado. The Daily Sentinel reports that Battlement Concerned...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

IRS says average tax refund is down 9 percent this year

WASHINGTON – The average tax refund is down 9 percent this year, the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday. Tax filing season opened two weeks ago, so the data only reflects early filers. But...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Deadline to pay property taxes is Feb. 28

The Journal Property owners have until Feb. 28 to pay the first half of their 2018 property taxes. Postmarks will be accepted, Montezuma County Treasurer Ellen Black said in a press release. “If...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

City Council to vote on sign code update

The Business Improvement District is encouraging business owners to offer their views about the sign code update at the Durango City Council meeting Tuesday. Tim Walsworth, BID executive director,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado restaurateurs want one straw law to rule them all, not many local ones.

There’s something missing at Centro Mexican Kitchen in Boulder. Once you take a seat, a waiter brings a glass of water, but no straw. Ask for one and you’ll get a paper straw. The traditional...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Western Slope leaders call for stricter regulations on oil, gas pollution

A growing number of elected officials on the Western Slope are pushing for regulations on oil and gas pollution to reflect stricter rules currently in place on the Front Range. “Why would we have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Good news for wine lovers: your drinks may be cheaper this year

Wine lovers will have something to toast about this year: Prices from several origins are set to become cheaper. Prices of generic wines from Spain and Italy are easing because of a large harvest...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Gannett turns down hedge fund-backed Digital First Media

NEW YORK – The publisher of USA Today and dozens of other newspapers said no to a hedge-fund backed media group with a reputation for slashing jobs, but the buyout fight may not be over. Gannett...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory-area housing market strengthens

Real estate in the Purgatory area is experiencing a delayed renaissance after taking a hit during the 2008 Great Recession. Since 2017, new construction has become a more common sight in the north...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Outdoor retailers expand political fight

DENVER – Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure – though its impact is difficult to...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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