business and finance

Montezuma County considers convention center at fairgrounds

The Montezuma County Commission is considering construction of a multimillion dollar convention center at the county fairgrounds if the city of Cortez, tourism groups and chambers cover building...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 13 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cloud commuting, social media changing small business

Technology may be moving at a pace that strains small businesses’ ability to adapt, but improving technology can make businesses more efficient and even lower costs. The increasing dominance of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The empowering effect of business ownership

Stephanie Sands, a single mother who worked for five years as an employee cleaning houses and running property maintenance errands, now owns and runs Home Huggers Durango, a new role for her that...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy earns its fourth consecutive Medicare 5-star rating for quality

Mercy Regional Medical Center received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the group’s hospital quality ratings data release. Mercy has received a five-star...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates sink to lowest levels in more than a year

Mortgage rates were driven down this week by weak economic data and concerns about global growth. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Visit Durango Board of Directors now accepting applications

The Durango Area Tourism Office Board of Directors is accepting applications to fill two vacancies. The board is looking for people interested in representing the Small Lodging Properties and Art...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal options including bankruptcy, a move that could upend hundreds of...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourism boosts homes sales, real estate experts say

A good snowpack not only helps Purgatory Resort, spring rafters, farmers and ranchers, it helps Realtors, too. “Farmers say we need about 140 percent of snowpack to get out of extreme drought, and...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wilderness Journeys Pagosa to offer non-emergent medical transport

Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, Inc. is a Medicaid provider and now offers non-emergent medical transport to medical appointments throughout Colorado. As a fully licensed NEMT provider, Wilderness...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Community Foundation to sponsor nonprofit financial training

Registration has opened for a comprehensive two-day training on nonprofit financial operations and best practices that will take place on April 4-5 in Durango. Financial Focus: Mission and Money...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

SkyWerx Internet is now Visionary Broadband

After merging in June of 2017, SkyWerx Internet has completed the transition by rebranding to Visionary Broadband, its parent company’s name. SkyWerx was launched by Justin Davis and his brother,...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango is named as a Colorado Challenge Community

Downtown Colorado Inc. is announcing five Colorado communities awarded the 2019 Colorado Challenge Accelerator Program Awards. Colorado Challenge Program Communities have been selected based on the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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