Thrive! to meet Aug. 13

La Plata County Thrive! Living Wage Coalition will hold a meeting and potluck dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the first-floor conference room at the Commons Building, 701 Camino del Rio....

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Thrive! recognizes living wage employers

La Plata County Thrive! Living Wage Coalition announced new certified living wage employers July 30, including: Adaptive Sports Association; ASAP Accounting and Payroll; Durango School District...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE to hold startup show Aug. 16

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs will hold its 2018 startup showcase and investor social from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA promotes Bayfield employee

La Plata Electric Association recently promoted Bayfield resident and former journeyman lineman, Toby Allred, to line superintendent. Allred has worked as a construction lineman since 1999 for...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Light Up LePlatt’s Pond set for Thursday

The fourth annual Light Up Leplatt’s Pond event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at LePlatt’s Pond, 311 County Road 501, in Bayfield. The networking event brings together Durango,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Boys & Girls Club CEO attends leadership summit

It was recently announced that Vaughn Morris, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, was one of 55 leaders from the nationwide organization, Boys & Girls Club of America, who was selected...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Consignment shop makes move to downtown Durango

The business of mother-and-daughter team Julie Dunn Brown and Paige Denier was bursting at the seams at its location off Florida Road. Their business, {re} Love, a furniture, arts and book...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Commissioner candidate grows hemp as experiment

On a recent sunny day, Republican candidate for Montezuma County commissioner Jim Candelaria stood next to his flourishing, 6-foot-tall hemp crop. The local builder and former firefighter admits he...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado economists agree slowdown is coming, but not on when

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The Colorado economy has been booming for years, but several economists expect growth to slow over the next year and fall into a recession by late 2019 or early 2020....

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Monitoring your health from your living room

NEW ORLEANS – There were termites in the garage and a $2,100 bill to get rid of them. The mechanic had called to say he didn’t know when the car would be fixed. So after a summer day full of...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

As Harley looks abroad to juice sales, tariffs hit home

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson expects new tariffs to increase the company’s annual costs by as much as $100 million as long as the trade dispute between the U.S. and other countries goes on....

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico to explore reuse of oil and gas wastewater

SANTA FE – New Mexico is teaming up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explore ways the wastewater that results from oil and gas operations can be reused or recycled. The state and...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business