Many homeowners find inspiration in home makeover programs

NEW YORK – When Kuangchi Chang and her husband, Robert Peterson, were planning a kitchen renovation in 2015, they drew on a lot of professional help. And we’re not talking only about the...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Drivers face most expensive driving season in years

Get ready for a little bit more pain at the pump this summer. Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and are expected to keep climbing, pushing up gasoline prices along...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Study: Despite modest income, teachers pay for class needs

WASHINGTON – Every year Anna Graven dips into her modest teacher salary and spends her own money to buy bulletin boards, pencils, paper, highlighters and tissues for her high school students in...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 elects Bayfield board member

Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado recently announced that Ashleigh Tarkington has joined its board of directors. Tarkington – Billy Goat Saloon owner in Gem Village,...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

4CORE turns 10 years old Tuesday

Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency will celebrate 10 years of serving the community from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St. The party will be held during one of Ska’s...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Pediatric Partners CEO accepted to leadership program

Dr. Cecile Fraley, CEO of Pediatric Partners of the Southwest, was selected for the Rural Colorado Primary Care Leaders program, which builds leadership skills and creates a state network of...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cornerstone Home Lending hires loan officer

Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. recently announced that Veniece Fagerlin, a loan officer who lives in Mayday, has joined its Durango branch. Fagerlin and her husband moved to Mayday in 2001. She...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Northern Colorado farmers determined to stay in business

FORT COLLINS (AP) – As farmers toil with crops, chickens and hogs at Raisin’ Roots Farm, cars whiz by at the nearby intersection of Vine Drive and North Taft Hill Road. A housing development...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

From bust to potential boom: Grand Valley population rising

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Architect John Sisco and his wife, Pam, are among the most recent arrivals to the Grand Valley in what some say appears to be a population boomlet unlike others that have...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rate remains steady at 4.55 percent

WASHINGTON – The key long-term U.S. mortgage rate held steady this week, providing a lure for potential homebuyers as the spring buying season goes forward. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Shred Day scheduled May 24

Alpine Bank and Durango Chamber of Commerce will host a free shredding day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 in the Town Plaza parking lot, between Rite Aid and Wagon Wheel Liquors. Businesses and...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Bill May Bail Bonding relocates to Bodo

Bill May Bail Bonding has relocated to 570 Turner Drive, Unit A, in Bodo Industrial Park, near La Plata County Jail. The company, owned by Clint and Sherry Simmons, was established in 1982. It will...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business