U.S. trade gap widens most since 2015; record China deficit

The U.S. trade deficit widened in July by the most in three years and the gap with China hit a record as the Trump administration imposed tariffs on a range of Chinese goods, prompting retaliatory...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado ideally situated to lure more tour groups

Mountains, history from ancestral Puebloans to the Old West and unique small towns make Southwest Colorado an attractive destination for more small tour groups of 20 to 50 people, according to a...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Two Montezuma County properties honored as Centennial Farms and Ranches

What brought people west to Colorado was hope for prosperity and the allure of gold, but what kept them there was the agriculture. Land is a limited commodity, so settlers staked their claim and...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s economy winning, but not everyone shares in victory

Colorado’s economy is, by almost any measure, red hot. Job growth, business formation and wages all are up. But even the most robust economy doesn’t serve everyone. Hidden in the averages are...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rate inches up to 4.52 percent

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates ticked up this week as borrowing costs are meaningfully higher than a year ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Stillwater Music adds four to board

Stillwater Music recently added four new members to its board: Daniel Gottlieb, Shelley Mauch, Nancy Shanks and Laura Wenger. Gottlieb moved to Durango in 2016 and is the director of investments...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Nancy Heleno offers college essay instruction

Nancy Heleno, founding board president and lead charter application author for Mountain Middle School, recently announced that she started a business as a college essay instructor and will give a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA names ‘right-of-way’ agent

La Plata Electric Association recently named longtime electric utility professional Johnnie Walker as its new right-of-way agent. Walker is from Farmington and started her career in 1979 as a meter...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Home-buyer education offered in fall

HomesFund, a local mortgage lender, will hold home-buyer education classes Sept. 22 at Fort Lewis College in Durango and Oct. 4 at Bayfield Town Hall in Bayfield. Topics include: budgeting and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Trade workers shortage hurting Fort Collins housing market

FORT COLLINS (AP) – A decade ago, L&L Acoustical averaged about 60 jobs a month. Today, the drywall company completes 35 to 40 jobs, not because the work is shriveling up – quite the opposite....

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Looking for a home contractor?

NEW YORK – One of the most challenging aspects of owning a home for many people is the need to find a reliable contractor. Whether looking for someone to fix a roof or to overhaul a kitchen,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

NEW YORK – Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology’s brightest minds should have seen that coming. Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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