3 ways parents can help grown kids own a home

NEW YORK – When responsible first-time home buyers need help buying a home, the family bank sometimes can lend a hand. Younger home buyers face a mountain of obstacles, including rising home prices...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Carvers to host Tuesday Talk

A “Tuesday Talk” casual networking event will be held from 7:45 to 9 a.m. June 5 at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave. The presenter will be Mitch Dye from ImageNet Consulting. The event will offer...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA contributes to 4CORE-managed program

The La Plata Electric Association Board of Directors during its May 16 meeting voted to join First Southwest Bank in funding the Energy Smart Colorado program, an energy-efficiency initiative...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez reveals results of fiber project feasibility study

Consultants hired to do a fiber-to-the-home feasibility study in Cortez estimated the cheapest method to provide fiber to residential areas in the city would be for the city to become a direct...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates at 7-year highs

WASHINGTON – Long-term mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home-buying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

How do you control an out-of-control boss?

NEW YORK – Communication, collaboration, cooperation. Those are a few favorite things when it comes to “managing up” at work, but handling a difficult boss can be tricky. The challenges and risks...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Many homeowners find inspiration in home makeover programs

NEW YORK – When Kuangchi Chang and her husband, Robert Peterson, were planning a kitchen renovation in 2015, they drew on a lot of professional help. And we’re not talking only about the...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Drivers face most expensive driving season in years

Get ready for a little bit more pain at the pump this summer. Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and are expected to keep climbing, pushing up gasoline prices along...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Study: Despite modest income, teachers pay for class needs

WASHINGTON – Every year Anna Graven dips into her modest teacher salary and spends her own money to buy bulletin boards, pencils, paper, highlighters and tissues for her high school students in...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 elects Bayfield board member

Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado recently announced that Ashleigh Tarkington has joined its board of directors. Tarkington – Billy Goat Saloon owner in Gem Village,...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

4CORE turns 10 years old Tuesday

Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency will celebrate 10 years of serving the community from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St. The party will be held during one of Ska’s...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Pediatric Partners CEO accepted to leadership program

Dr. Cecile Fraley, CEO of Pediatric Partners of the Southwest, was selected for the Rural Colorado Primary Care Leaders program, which builds leadership skills and creates a state network of...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business