business and finance

Home prices in two-thirds of U.S. cities have hit record highs

NEW YORK – Home prices jumped to all-time highs in almost two-thirds of U.S. cities in the fourth quarter as buyers battled for a record-low supply of listings. Prices for single-family homes,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain Bike Specialists hires one

Mountain Bike Specialists recently hired Travis Turner as a service writer and sales associate. Turner is from Connecticut, attended college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, before moving to...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program boosts 5 regional firms

Five new businesses have been selected to participate in a business-accelerator program that has helped seed 19 different Southwest Colorado firms with $4.7 million in investments and created 75...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fast Signs manager nationally recognized

Fast Signs of Durango general manager Candice Archuleta received the Manager of the Year award at the Fast Signs 2018 convention in Houston, Texas. The award is given according to level of...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates climb to their highest levels in nearly four years

Mortgage rates haven’t been this high in nearly four years, just as the spring home-buying season is heating up. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Four critical things to do before you make an offer

Before you have your agent prepare and submit your offer, there are four critical things that should be considered or steps that should be taken. The most critical step before moving forward on a...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Five keys to eliminating your debt

Today’s column is about getting started on a successful path to paying off your debt. If you’re like me, making more money isn’t the only answer. After all, over the years, our income went up and...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Original bike shop owner returns to Durango, repurchases Pedal the Peaks

Longtime cyclists in Southwest Colorado may see a familiar face behind the wrench at Pedal the Peaks bicycle shop in downtown Durango. David Howard, who owned the shop from its opening until 2004,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Permanent makeup, aesthetics business relocates

Timeless Makeup, which provides permanent makeup, aesthetics and skin care services, recently relocated to the Bula Building, at 72 Suttle St., Suite H. Cosmetologist Renee Dotson provides services...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County Assessor gives personal property tax reminder

Those who own, possess or control taxable personal property in La Plata County valued more than $7,400 on Jan. 1 are required to report the property to the La Plata County assessor by April 15....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rural banker survey suggests economic outlook improving

OMAHA, Neb. – A monthly survey of rural bankers in 10 Plains and Western states suggests an improved economic outlook. A report released Thursday says the Rural Mainstreet Index rose to its highest...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College to hold home-buyer class

A homebuyer education class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Room 55 of the Education-Business Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. The class will teach participants...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business