business and finance

Fort Lewis College to review investments for environmental, social impact

Fort Lewis College announced Monday a portion of its investments – about $7.8 million – will be vetted annually for its impact on humanity and the environment. Students have been advocating since...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tech startups come to the Mountain West, but can they grow?

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Tech startups have been migrating into cities all around the Mountain West, from Denver to Salt Lake City to Boise. However, when it comes to them taking over as the nation’s...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico confronts backlog of wage-theft complaints

SANTA FE – New Mexico is struggling to clear a backlog of about 1,900 complaints of wage theft linked to enforcement of the state’s minimum wage law. Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley on...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Yellow Car Country Wines: Fun, fruity wines in Cortez

Jim and Jean Wootton may not have the most sophisticated or biggest winery in Colorado, or even Montezuma County for that matter, but they may have the funnest. The couple, operating as Yellow Car...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Here’s how to help your Local First Foundation

Local First, the nonprofit organization that is the voice of local, independent businesses in La Plata County, has been serving the business community for 12 years now. We are approaching 300...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Local First

More affordable Bayfield homes attract buyers in 2019

As the median home price in Durango crept above $500,000 in 2019, Bayfield, with its more moderate prices, witnessed an almost 49% bump in its number of sales. The increased sales activity in...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does Durango have blight? The answer could help city redevelop

Does Durango have blighted neighborhoods in need of help? For some city officials and business representatives, the answer is yes. “I do think that there are areas in our community that still...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supernova furniture moves to Bodo to accommodate growth

Supernova Furniture, Sleep Gallery & Home has moved from downtown Durango to the building formerly occupied by Matlock Furniture and Mattress in Bodo Industrial Park to accommodate growth. ...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stock market training offered to students

Herald Staff Report Economic Literacy Colorado will present its free spring Stock Market Experience on Monday. The Stock Market Experience is a 10-week, robust, online investment simulation program...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Low-wage employees benefit from tight labor market

A booming economy is driving up wages for low-skilled and entry-level jobs across the nation. It’s true in Durango as well, and entry-level and younger workers appear to be the beneficiaries. “It’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Get ready for a Rockin’ Snowdown

It’s time for the great cabin fever reliever, Snowdown! This year’s theme is A Rockin’ Snowdown, so anything rock ’n’ roll-related is welcomed. I joined the Snowdown board of directors a year ago...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Antique Corral in Cortez accused of selling racist products

Replicas of historical signs depicting racial inequality at the Antique Corral south of Cortez have triggered a wave of controversy on social media. The reproduced signs represent relics of the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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