New Mexico Legislature passes delayed sick leave mandate

SANTA FE – New Mexico legislators March 19 passed a sweeping and contentious sick leave mandate for employees of private companies that would go into effect next year. The Senate voted 25-16 to...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Bill would grant union rights, state minimum wage for Colorado agriculture workers

The employees of farms, ranches and other agricultural businesses are excluded from some of the protections other Colorado workers have. A sweeping new bill at the Legislature would change that,...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

The Payroll Department announces “Meet Your Match” grant opportunity

The application for the Payroll Department’s $7,000 matching grants is now open. The deadline to apply is April 16. The Payroll Department partners with the Community Foundation serving Southwest...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain Hyperbarics announces new hire

Mountain Hyperbarics has announced the addition of Christian Waelder to its team. Waelder is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired paramedic firefighter with 25 years of service in Fairfax...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA board allocates more than $500,000 in unclaimed capital credit funds to support the local community

La Plata Electric Association’s board of directors allocated $512,100 in unclaimed capital credits at its March meeting to support a variety of local organizations and initiatives. Funds were...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

4CORE awarded Can Do Colorado eBike funding

Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency was awarded a $50,000 award to fund 4CORE’s “Roll to Restaurants” program that will provide free eBikes for lower income, essential workers at four...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s billionaires about $10B richer despite pandemic

DENVER – Eight billionaires in Colorado have acquired $9.7 billion in new wealth over the past year despite the coronavirus pandemic. Charlie Ergen, the co-founder of Dish Network and EchoStar...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango, Ignacio artists create and sell digital files as non-fungible tokens

When digital artist Beeple sold an image – titled “Everydays – The First 5000 Days” – for $69.3 million on March 11 in an auction by Christie’s, it catapulted the investment potential of...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

6 firms chosen for SCAPE’s 2021 class

Six companies – including participants from the outdoor recreation, technology, transportation and material-manufacturing industries – have been selected for Durango’s business accelerator program....

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Four State Agricultural Expo headed to Cortez

All things farming and ranching will be featured at the Four States Agricultural Expo from March 25 to 27 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The event in its 39th year has a full slate of...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Comfort Keepers welcomes first care leader Abigail Johnson

Comfort Keepers In-home Care welcomes Abigail Johnson, the first “Care Leader” for its new service, Care For Life Today. Johnson studied at the Laguna Beach School of Art and Design. She has been...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan Development Association selects economic diversification coordinator

Elizabeth Kremer began work as a part-time San Juan Economic Diversification Coordinator on March 8. This position, funded by the Department of Local Affairs and with match from San Juan...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

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