business and finance

Durango Chamber of Commerce to hold tech conference

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will hold its Tech-Knowledge 2018 conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the DoubleTree Hotel. Michael Genest, a 37-year veteran of NASA’s human spaceflight...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 hours 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Road to homeownership gets rockier

LOS ANGELES – Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring. In metro areas such as Denver, buyers are...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Organize your dreams for success

You can live the life of your dreams. I promised you that in my previous column and gave you an exercise for how to envision the life you want and clarify your goals. Today, I’m offering a...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Local company may buy Western Excelsior mill site

Aspen Wall Wood is interested in purchasing the remaining assets of the Western Excelsior mill facility in Mancos, officials from both companies announced during a Montezuma County commissioners...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

SRA Pain and Laser Center opens downtown

SRA Pain and Laser Center recently opened at 1401 Main Ave., Suite A. The business, led by director Frank Jarrell, offers cold laser therapy for acute and chronic conditions; disease complications;...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Project16x launches grant for entrepreneurial women

Project16x – a leadership summit collective that recruits 16 women from the outdoor industry for entrepreneurship, conservation and social advocacy – will, in partnership with Deuter, offer a grant...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA adds serviceman to team

La Plata Electric Association recently announced that Ty Mortensen was added to its Durango team as a serviceman. Servicemen work with customers and electricians, upgrade electrical systems, set...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Car Care hires master technician

Durango Car Care, 601 E. College Drive, recently announced that Kurt Rutkowski has joined its team as an ASE-certified master technician. Rutkowski, who was lead technician at Village Auto Care for...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

IRS blames Tax Day woes on glitch

NEW YORK – The Internal Revenue Service’s online tax filing systems failed widely on Tax Day because of a hardware “glitch” in the part of the agency’s operating system that houses taxpayers’...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates climb to highs not seen in four years

NEW YORK – Mortgage rates broke out of their rut this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate average reaching its highest level in four years. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Starbucks to close more than 8,000 stores

PHILADELPHIA – Starbucks will close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for an afternoon next month to train employees after two black men were arrested while waiting at one of the coffee chain’s...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Business plans battle for supremacy in the Hawk Tank

Ever think about enjoying a fine dining experience while floating in a hot-air balloon over the Animas Valley – the San Juan Mountains’ magnificence in the background? Tristan MacLean and Megan...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business