Looking to compete in American Ninja Warrior? Jungle Gym DGO has you covered

Durangoans who hope someday to compete in “American Ninja Warrior” now have a place to train with the opening of a new gym. Jungle Gym , 151 E. 15th St., offers obstacle course training, group...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Small businesses more interested in loans

NEW YORK – Small companies are getting more interested in borrowing, but many are still finding it hard to get loans from banks. That’s the finding of a quarterly survey of small businesses...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

11 business and leadership books to read in 2018

WASHINGTON – Following a year of dizzying news cycles, Twitter flame wars and increasingly deep political divisions, getting engrossed in a meaty book on leadership lessons, in-depth career advice...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates rise sharply during holiday week

WASHINGTON – Mortgage rates have soared to their highest levels in several months. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 3.99...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Battle brews in California as recreational marijuana becomes legal

ADELANTO, Calif. – Drive by the High Desert Truck Stop, turn down a rutted road by the bail bond signs, slip behind a steel fence edged with barbed wire, and you can glimpse the future of...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

You’ll soon be able to watch almost all NFL games online

WASHINGTON – Football fans who want to watch National Football League games online are about to catch a big break. Starting next year, you’ll be able to watch virtually all live games, including...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

First Southwest Bank Partners with online education program

First Southwest Bank recently announced that it will sponsor a web-based financial literacy program to 31 schools in the San Luis Valley, Pagosa, Bayfield, Durango and Cortez areas. The program is...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Metallics for the holidays and all winter

NEW YORKI – Holiday decorating is all about adding a bit of cheer and sparkle, a task made easier by the recent popularity of all things metallic. With winter’s shortage of daylight, the sheen of...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

The Mac Ranch to move to Main Avenue in Durango

The Mac Ranch, which has served as the Apple-certified computer repair shop serving most of Southwest Colorado, will move to Main Avenue after the holidays. Owner Dave Sessions said he will...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Woman creates Four Corners haven for Welsh ponies

Vickie Paxton talks about the ponies on her farm as if they were her children. Each one has an official name on the registry of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America, often long-winded ones...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Killed on the job

Last year was the deadliest for U.S. workers in nearly a decade. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5,190 people were killed on the job in 2016, the most since 2008. The rate of...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Applicants sought for 2018 SCAPE program

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs is accepting applications from early-stage companies in Southwest Colorado for its 2018 program. SCAPE is a nonprofit, partnered with...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business