business and finance

A fat snowpack: Farmers should have water through October

YELLOW JACKET – Sprouts from a volunteer crop of spring wheat in a field kept fallow during last year’s drought provided a reassuring sign earlier this month for Chris Neely. “Last year, the only...

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County board not supportive of farm events permit

A permit request by Green Table Farms of Mancos to host small agricultural events, fundraisers and weddings was recommended for denial by the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Board on Thursday....

DATE: April 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Local solutions to health care could provide financial relief

Rising healthcare costs have become a hot topic of discussion, particularly as insurance premiums and other medical expenses continue to soar. In fact, health care seems to come up as a discussion...

DATE: April 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

Bankers survey: March floods in Midwest hitting farmers hard

OMAHA, Neb. – A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows about one of every five expects an increase in farm loan defaults stemming from last month’s...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Electric Association names new CEO

La Plata Electric Association has named a new CEO to lead the co-op as it studies ways to diversify power supply in an effort to cut carbon. The LPEA board selected Jessica Matlock, assistant...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado could be next state to let its employees collectively bargain

For years, Colorado state workers have sought the right to collectively bargain. It looks like Democratic lawmakers could make that happen this legislative session – if Gov. Jared Polis goes along...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Opera House and Common Press opening doors

Two historical Mancos sites are opening their doors for tours all day Saturday. The Mancos Opera House has been closed for restorations in recent years, as has the old Mancos Times-Tribune...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. mortgage rates increased this week with 30-year at 4.17%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates increased this week, though they remain lower than a year ago in a positive sign for home sales. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado city votes to rename ‘Swastika Acres’ neighborhood

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE – A Colorado city has voted to drop the name “Swastika Acres” from a subdivision. KDVR-TV reports the Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Electric could save money if it left energy supplier

La Plata Electric Association’s investigation into greener power sources found that purchasing electricity from outside sources could save money without hurting reliability. But the cost of leaving...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Learn to start your own business

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a half-day workshop, “Starting Your Business,” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9 at the Durango Public Library, Program Room 1....

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Yellow Carrot owner to speak with YPODS

Sari Seedorf, owner and executive chef of The Yellow Carrot, will speak at the Young Professionals of Durango’s Lunches with Leaders series on May 14. Seedorf is a self-taught chef, pastry chef and...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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