How many hotel rooms are too much?

Durango’s lodging industry is looking at ways to make room for 475 new hotel rooms that will come online in the next 1½ to two years. “It’s scary as a lodger. It’s too much, too soon, but at the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

Gem Village now a stop on information superhighway

Tracy McCracken, owner of Valley Feed and Ranch Supply in Gem Village, is looking forward to the end of September – when she expects to merge onto the information superhighway after struggling for...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Portland goes old school on electric scooters

PORTLAND – The stereotypical electric scooter rider is a tech-savvy millennial on the go, with access to a smartphone and the tolerance for risk that early adopters tend to flaunt. How do you...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

4 ways to get a sale price when there isn’t a sale

If you don’t see a sale sign, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a deal. Here are four ways you could save money the next time you shop online or in person. Sign up If you’re willing to supply a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

HP pitches 3D metal printer in bid to expand in manufacturing

NEW YORK – HP Inc., the largest maker of personal computers, is making a big push into the manufacturing industry with its first printer that can churn out 3D metal parts. HP is unveiling the Metal...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

What’s in the Amazon box?

NEW YORK – Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon says the Christmas...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Amazon begins building delivery fleet

NEW YORK – Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer. The company said...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates climb again

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates this week jumped to their highest level since the start of August, raising costs for would-be home buyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Kroger results disappoint, especially compared to Walmart and Target

NEW YORK – Kroger Co.’s shares fell after the supermarket chain missed analysts’ estimates and margins continued to narrow in the company’s fiscal second quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 1.6...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Toys to get kids outdoors

NEW YORK – The world is full of high-tech children’s toys. But there’s a movement afoot to bring back some simpler playthings – ones that invite kids to explore the outdoors and tap into their...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Young Professionals to meet at James Ranch

Young Professionals of Durango will hold a networking meet-and-greet and a tour of James Ranch from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27. The event cost is $20 per person and is limited to 40 attendees. The fee...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Register now for Chamber’s Tabletop Expo

Booth spaces are now available for the 2018 Business After Hours Tabletop Expo, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the DoubleTree Hotel. For more information or to register, send an...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business