business and finance

Cortez’s Bealls will convert to a discount retailer

Stage Stores Inc. , owner of Bealls, plans to convert its store in Cortez to another of its brands, Gordmans, a discount retailer, in the spring. Blakeley Graham, manager of brand publicity for...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cowboys will bump Broncos from TV screens Sunday in Southwest Colorado

It appears Durangoans’ love for Denver television stations will be unrequited. An aggravating situation for sports fans will play out again Sunday, when the Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Saving the planet from disposable diapers

Susan Atkinson describes herself as a climate activist – she’s had letters warning about the dangers of climate change published in USA Today and newspapers in 11 states. But she was frustrated by...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Average 30-year mortgage rate rose to 3.73%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates shot up this week, yet they stayed close to the historic lows that appear to be helping the real estate market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico moving to crack down on unpaid wage claims

ALBUQUERQUE – A popular New Mexico restaurant was the first business to be targeted Thursday in a state and local push to enforce wage laws. Officials said they were suing Hacienda Del Rio and its...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Volunteers of America approved as an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project

The Volunteers of America Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse were approved Aug. 15 as an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project by the State Economic Development Commission. This...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Pilates Durango to host grand reopening celebration

Pilates Durango is celebrating its fifth year of business with a grand reopening after a recently completed expansion and remodel from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at 801 Florida Road. Stop by and meet...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Tico Time River Resort opens south of Durango

Tico Time River Resort has opened 22 miles south of Durango, near the state line. The RV resort is located on the Animas River and features a river take-out, river access, a large selection of...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Comfort Keepers welcomes Martha Poulin

Comfort Keepers recently welcomed Martha Poulin to their management team. Poulin is a professional caregiver, teacher and mentor who works with diverse groups of people to access care, provide...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Retirees help SCAPE help startups

Southwest Colorado is a nice place to live, with stunning vistas and amazing outdoor opportunities. That fortunate mixture has proved ideal in supporting the success of the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Five Southwest Colorado startups unveiled

Five new Southwest Colorado startups were unveiled this week to investors, and two young companies offered presentations seeking a second round of funding. The firms were part of the 2019 class of...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disease, cold spring hamper hemp rush

YELLOW JACKET – Some Southwest Colorado farmers planted hundreds of new acres of hemp this year pursuing big profits, but many have faced problems such as disease, unproductive plants and a cold...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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