Lending by big banks to small businesses hits a record high, study finds

WASHINGTON – One thing that’s critical for growth in a capitalistic economy and that’s capital. Small businesses, which have created two out of three new jobs in this country in recent years, are...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain Bike Specialists hires one

Mountain Bike Specialists recently hired Travis Turner as a service writer and sales associate. Turner is from Connecticut, attended college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, before moving to...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program boosts 5 regional firms

Five new businesses have been selected to participate in a business-accelerator program that has helped seed 19 different Southwest Colorado firms with $4.7 million in investments and created 75...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fast Signs manager nationally recognized

Fast Signs of Durango general manager Candice Archuleta received the Manager of the Year award at the Fast Signs 2018 convention in Houston, Texas. The award is given according to level of...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates climb to their highest levels in nearly four years

Mortgage rates haven’t been this high in nearly four years, just as the spring home-buying season is heating up. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Original bike shop owner returns to Durango, repurchases Pedal the Peaks

Longtime cyclists in Southwest Colorado may see a familiar face behind the wrench at Pedal the Peaks bicycle shop in downtown Durango. David Howard, who owned the shop from its opening until 2004,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Business

Permanent makeup, aesthetics business relocates

Timeless Makeup, which provides permanent makeup, aesthetics and skin care services, recently relocated to the Bula Building, at 72 Suttle St., Suite H. Cosmetologist Renee Dotson provides services...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County Assessor gives personal property tax reminder

Those who own, possess or control taxable personal property in La Plata County valued more than $7,400 on Jan. 1 are required to report the property to the La Plata County assessor by April 15....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rural banker survey suggests economic outlook improving

OMAHA, Neb. – A monthly survey of rural bankers in 10 Plains and Western states suggests an improved economic outlook. A report released Thursday says the Rural Mainstreet Index rose to its highest...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College to hold home-buyer class

A homebuyer education class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Room 55 of the Education-Business Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. The class will teach participants...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Mortgage Loans hires one

Southwest Mortgage Loans recently announced that Cassandra Roof has joined its team. Roof will work at the Durango office, 835 Main Ave., Suite 222, and from her office, 1070 Greene St., in...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Visiting Angels receives home care award

Visiting Angels of Southwest Colorado recently announced that it received the Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence award from Home Care Pulse. To receive the award, Visiting Angels received high...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business