New Mexico confronts backlog of wage-theft complaints

SANTA FE – New Mexico is struggling to clear a backlog of about 1,900 complaints of wage theft linked to enforcement of the state’s minimum wage law. Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley on...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Yellow Car Country Wines: Fun, fruity wines in Cortez

Jim and Jean Wootton may not have the most sophisticated or biggest winery in Colorado, or even Montezuma County for that matter, but they may have the funnest. The couple, operating as Yellow Car...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

High-dollar home sale is most in recent memory for Durango

For mere mortals looking for an affordable abode within cycling distance of downtown Durango, this might not be great news: Durango just had a home sell for $3.1 million in city limits. High prices...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

More affordable Bayfield homes attract buyers in 2019

As the median home price in Durango crept above $500,000 in 2019, Bayfield, with its more moderate prices, witnessed an almost 49% bump in its number of sales. The increased sales activity in...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stock market training offered to students

Herald Staff Report Economic Literacy Colorado will present its free spring Stock Market Experience on Monday. The Stock Market Experience is a 10-week, robust, online investment simulation program...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Low-wage employees benefit from tight labor market

A booming economy is driving up wages for low-skilled and entry-level jobs across the nation. It’s true in Durango as well, and entry-level and younger workers appear to be the beneficiaries. “It’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Antique Corral in Cortez accused of selling racist products

Replicas of historical signs depicting racial inequality at the Antique Corral south of Cortez have triggered a wave of controversy on social media. The reproduced signs represent relics of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Labor Dept. rule clarifies ‘joint employer’ standard

WASHINGTON – The Labor Department issued a final rule Sunday that clarifies when a worker is employed by more than one company, an issue that affects franchise businesses such as McDonald’s and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs Chosen to Participate in 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative

Rural Innovation Strategies Inc. has announced that the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs has been chosen to participate in the 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative, a technical...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New executive director announced at La Plata County Economic Development Alliance

The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance is proud to announce Michael French as the new executive director. French was identified as the top candidate after an extensive national search....

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Blueprints of Hope attends cancer leadership conference

Toni Abbey, director of the nonprofit Blueprints of Hope, has been invited to participate in the Escape to THRIVE Leadership Conference, in Tucson, Arizona. This five-day January conference is...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Integrated Healthcare welcomes Family Nurse Practitioner Shaina Nawrocki

La Plata Integrated Healthcare is pleased to welcome Shaina Nawrocki, a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Nawrocki specializes in family medicine and incorporates holistic treatments that...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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