Small Business Association opens nominations for Colorado Small Business Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. For more than 50 years,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Saving the planet from disposable diapers

Susan Atkinson describes herself as a climate activist – she’s had letters warning about the dangers of climate change published in USA Today and newspapers in 11 states. But she was frustrated by...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez’s Bealls will convert to a discount retailer

Stage Stores Inc. , owner of Bealls, plans to convert its store in Cortez to another of its brands, Gordmans, a discount retailer, in the spring. Blakeley Graham, manager of brand publicity for...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Average 30-year mortgage rate rose to 3.73%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates shot up this week, yet they stayed close to the historic lows that appear to be helping the real estate market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico moving to crack down on unpaid wage claims

ALBUQUERQUE – A popular New Mexico restaurant was the first business to be targeted Thursday in a state and local push to enforce wage laws. Officials said they were suing Hacienda Del Rio and its...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Volunteers of America approved as an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project

The Volunteers of America Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse were approved Aug. 15 as an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project by the State Economic Development Commission. This...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Pilates Durango to host grand reopening celebration

Pilates Durango is celebrating its fifth year of business with a grand reopening after a recently completed expansion and remodel from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at 801 Florida Road. Stop by and meet...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Tico Time River Resort opens south of Durango

Tico Time River Resort has opened 22 miles south of Durango, near the state line. The RV resort is located on the Animas River and features a river take-out, river access, a large selection of...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Comfort Keepers welcomes Martha Poulin

Comfort Keepers recently welcomed Martha Poulin to their management team. Poulin is a professional caregiver, teacher and mentor who works with diverse groups of people to access care, provide...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New ADU names make an initial appearance

Many folks in our neighborhood west of the Durango Public Library are renting ADUs. In Wyoming, where they’re a bit behind with naming, some people call them Accelerated Depreciation Units. But...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

Retirees help SCAPE help startups

Southwest Colorado is a nice place to live, with stunning vistas and amazing outdoor opportunities. That fortunate mixture has proved ideal in supporting the success of the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remained at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage increased to...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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