Millwood Junction not being sold

Talk in Cortez business circles that the Millwood Junction restaurant in Mancos was being sold is not true, said owner Joann Riffel. A business source told The Journal on Thursday that the owner...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango bank CEO designs app to aid disadvantaged businesses in securing financing

Rural businesses, especially startups and those operating on a shoestring, have long found it difficult to qualify for traditional bank loans. An app under development in Durango could be a...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Retailers realize smartphone is future of store experience

NEW YORK – Just a few years ago, retailers considered smartphones the enemy of the in-store experience they were trying to create. Customers often whipped out their device to compare prices online...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Global bankers spurn Trump’s pleas to keep making loans for coal

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is trying to recruit international lenders to his pro-coal crusade. They aren’t enlisting. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, established to...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s Payless shoe store to close

Payless ShoeSource store in Durango, 1135 South Camino del Rio, will close at the end of the month, said Lauren Jeffords, senior director of communications with the discount shoe chain. Jeffords...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Two Hearts Wedding Expo Jan. 5

The Two Hearts Wedding Expo is taking place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. The event will feature fashion; accessories and jewelry; beauty...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

FLC professor founds company, featured in documentary

Dr. Jennifer Trujillo recently founded an educational consulting company called Tru-Learning that operates remotely out of Durango with clients in California, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, New York,...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Applications for airport commission ongoing

The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners is continuing to accept applications to represent the county on the Durango-La Plata County Airport Commission through Dec. 21. This commission...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Petsense store in Durango to close

Durango’s Petsense outlet will close on Dec. 22. Chris Romero, an employee at the Durango store, said a lack of sales led to the decision to close the outlet. “With the lease coming up, the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis marketing class aids Humane Society

Enhancing efforts to present a strong, attractive social media presence and adopting guerrilla marketing strategies were key ideas Fort Lewis College business students offered La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Holiday season is off to a strong start, says retail group

NEW YORK – The holiday shopping season has gotten off to a “very strong” start, according to the largest U.S. retail trade group. The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that consumer spending...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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