Hunt is on for firms looking to move to Durango

For the first time in at least a decade, an effort will be made to attract new businesses to Durango – specifically back-office operations for firms such as human resource departments, auditing...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Help wanted – desperately – as applicants become scarce

AURORA (AP) – In a country in the midst of sustained economic growth, Colorado has been ahead of the pack. Month after month of an expanding economy has resulted in some pretty good times for...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

10 secrets to saving money on kitchen appliances

NEW YORK – It’s no secret a kitchen appliance is a major purchase. So you might be surprised to learn some of these clever money-saving tips from industry insiders: Don’t focus on seasonal sales...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Laura Ross joins Durango CoWest Insurance

Laura Ross has joined Durango CoWest Insurance office as a commercial lines licensed agent. She was previously at State Farm Insurance and Prudential Insurance Company of America. Laura provides...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Columbine Landscapes makes staff additions

Columbine Landscapes recently made a few staff additions and generated a new company promise. Colleen Hefferan has been promoted to field manager after serving as a crew leader in 2017. Lauren...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Guest bartender event for financial literacy programming

Know Your Dough will host their fourth annual guest bartender event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 12 at the Red Snapper. Half of all drink profits and all tips will be go towards financial literacy...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Walmart offers employees new perk: cheap access to college

NEW YORK – Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America’s largest private employer, which in the past has helped its workers get their high school or...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates fall

WASHINGTON – Long-term mortgage rates fell this week, breaking a steady climb that pushed them to their highest levels in seven years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year,...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Former Katzin Music co-owner to open new supply store

Jim Gillaspy, a former co-owner of Katzin Music & Studios, which closed earlier this year, has announced he will open a new music-supply store in Durango on July 1. “Now that the word’s out, the...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Direct-care health plan aids small manufacturers in Durango area

Like many small-business owners, Laurie Sigillito struggled to provide a health care option for her nine employees at FastSigns. After searching for alternatives beyond major medical plans, which...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos farm, North Carolina company join forces on hemp

MANCOS – Local entrepreneurs in Mancos see potential for a thriving local hemp industry, but they need area farmers to jump on board. Green Lynx Farms built a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse this...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New technologies help seniors age in place – and not feel alone

Nancy Delano, 80, of Denver has no plans to slow down anytime soon. She still drives to movies, plays and dinners out with friends. A retired elder care nurse who lives alone, she also knows that...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business