America’s priciest housing market shows no signs of cooling

NEW YORK – Housing in America’s most expensive region is going to get even pricier. For all the talk of the U.S. tax overhaul hitting wealthy blue-state real estate, the San Francisco Bay area is...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

First Southwest Bank raises starting wages

First Southwest Bank recently announced that it raised hourly wages for entry-level employees to $14 plus benefits, in response to the recent tax law changes. “According to the La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA adds three to operations team

La Plata Electric Association recently appointed three employees to its operations department: journeyman lineman Toby Allred joined the line crews, Brian Marshall was named storekeeper and Decker...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Guild Mortgage hires loan officer

Guild Mortgage recently announced that Jim Weaver joined its team as a loan officer. Weaver, a lender with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, studied business at...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Home Builders opens scholarship application session

Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado recently started accepting applications for 2018 “Building for the Future” scholarships. Up to $10,000 in scholarship funding will be awarded to area...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Boys & Girls Club hires program director

Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County announced that Molly Chipman was hired as program director in December. Chipman graduated from University of Dayton, has a background in education and most...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Discover Goodwill to open in Durango with all-day celebration

Durango’s first retail and donation center operated by Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado will open with an all-day celebration planned for Feb. 17. “We want to enhance the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Grant will help market Durango’s craft brews

Crafted Beverages of Southwest Colorado, a regional partnership marketing effort, recently received a total of $40,000, in the form of matching grants from Durango Area Tourism Office and Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Review: Addicted to your smartphone? Now there’s an app for that.

Did you text? Sorry, I can’t see messages right now. Arianna Huffington locked my phone. The media tycoon turned wellness entrepreneur wants to keep you out of your phone, too, with a new app...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rig count down by 3 to 936

HOUSTON – The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by three this week to 936. That exceeds the 694 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Banker survey suggests economy remains slow in rural areas

OMAHA, Neb. – Declining numbers in a new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The overall economic index for the region...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Downsizing baby boomers

WASHINGTON – After 20 years of a car-centric lifestyle in a large house in Bethesda, Maryland, and nearly a decade of lobbying her husband, Roxanne Littner achieved her goal of moving into the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business