business and finance

Durango Natural Foods Co-op getting back on its feet

Last year, Durango Natural Foods was on the verge of closing its doors. Customer counts were down. The cooperative was buried in debt. A vote was scheduled to decide whether to shutter operations....

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Setting goals is a positive first step

“If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” This famous quote coined by Zig Ziglar was taken to heart by the city of Durango at its Aug. 20 board meeting (see the Herald ’s Aug. 27...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to halt ‘corn syrup’ labels

Big beer is still duking it out over corn syrup. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic Literacy Colorado hosts Free Stock Market Experience Training for Teachers Across the State

Economic Literacy Colorado is offering free teacher training courses for its fall Stock Market Experience. Stock Market Experience is a 10-week, robust, online investment simulation program that...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Long-term mortgage rates dip; 30-year at 3-year low of 3.49%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the average on the key 30-year loan reaching its lowest point in nearly three years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Joining Walmart, City Market to stop allowing open carry firearms

Walmart and City Market are asking customers not to openly carry firearms into stores nationwide, a request some residents on either side of the gun debate in Southwest Colorado said they find...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango furniture stores combine

Two Durango furniture stores, Ashley HomeStore at 835 Main Ave., and Willis Furniture, 1474 Main Ave., have combined. Ashley HomeStore will now be called the Durango Furniture & Mattress Downtown...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Professional Women’s Network to host event

The Professional Women’s Network of Durango will host a speed networking event at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Underground, downstairs at the Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave. Bring business cards and good...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Nonprofit Association to host fundraising workshop

The Colorado Nonprofit Association will host a Raise More Money Now fundraising workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. Every nonprofit wants to...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE to host startup showcase and investor social

SCAPE will host a startup showcase and investor social from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Lewis College ballroom, 1000 Rim Drive. Join SCAPE for the launching of new innovative businesses,...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan Basin Public Health warns of phone scam

Phone scammers are pretending to be San Juan Basin Public Health staff and asking businesses to pay for retail food licenses, according to the health department. A business in Pagosa Springs and a...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Hot Springs and Resort begins renovation process

Additional soaking pools, extended hours and other upgrades are coming to Durango Hot Springs and Resort, formerly known as Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs, owners say. Construction started...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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