Employment

New hiring marks possible turning point for Four Corners energy industry

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Jobs in the energy industry are slowly coming back to northwest New Mexico, marking a shift after several setbacks in commodity pricing and market demand for U.S. oil and gas....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Manufacturing hits 16-year high in La Plata County

Manufacturing is a small piece of Durango’s economy, but it is growing at such a healthy pace that employment for manufacturing jobs hit a 16-year high in 2016 in La Plata County. “There is a...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores library director unexpectedly quits after five months

The Dolores Public Library is looking for a new director after a recent hire unexpectedly quit. Former director Virginia Mattingly left the library in May after just five months on the job. “It was...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Job training for senior citizens offered

Job training for seniors offered SER Jobs for Progress, a federally funded job-training program for economically challenged seniors, is currently accepting applications for enrollment in La Plata...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy expects hospice facility to open this summer

Already one of the largest employers in La Plata County, Mercy Regional Medical Center expects to expand with the completion of a new hospice facility this summer. The 11,000-square-foot facility...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

After many Durango businesses prepared for overtime rule change, law is blocked by a Texas judge

For the last six months, Durango business have been getting ready for federally mandated changes in overtime pay, but on Tuesday, a Texas judge blocked it just days before it was set to take effect...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

By the numbers: Western coal mine layoffs

Being in an underground coal mine is like roaming around a city at night. By the dim light of a headlamp, miners peer down avenues speckled with lights that make coal seam tunnels look more like...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Ban the box’ legislation advances in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – A House committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would prohibit some employers from asking about a person’s criminal background on an initial application. The effort is known as “ban...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U-Haul to serve Mancos-Hesperus area

For the Journal U-Haul Co. of Colorado has announced that TBR Service has signed on a neighborhood dealer to serve the Mancos-Hesperus community. TBR Service at 6740 Highway 140 will offer U-Haul...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Behind the data: Montezuma County needs Internet to grow

“What is economic development?” When asked that question, most people will give you different answers.From a policy perspective, economic development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve...

DATE: April 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County job growth attributed to diversification

In stride with state and national trends, unemployment is down in Montezuma County. Department of Labor and Employment household surveys indicate that in January, unemployment in the county fell to...

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers mull helping people overcome past mistakes with the law when seeking employment

DENVER – Colorado Springs resident Heidi Sharp has beaten her addiction to methamphetamine, but she still can’t seem to escape her criminal past. Despite trading her meth habit to pursue a degree...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News