business and finance

Southwest Mortgage Loans hires one

Southwest Mortgage Loans recently announced that Cassandra Roof has joined its team. Roof will work at the Durango office, 835 Main Ave., Suite 222, and from her office, 1070 Greene St., in...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Visiting Angels receives home care award

Visiting Angels of Southwest Colorado recently announced that it received the Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence award from Home Care Pulse. To receive the award, Visiting Angels received high...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

The Rock Lounge has summit in sight after a tough climb

After months of construction, The Rock Lounge, a rock climbing gym, plans to reopen in two weeks at a new location on east 30th Street in Durango. The new training space will fill a void that was...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Robust home building will test Durango-area labor supply

The warm winter has kept construction crews busy building homes through what is normally a slow time of the year, and indications are the pace of homebuilding is only set to increase in spring....

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Habitat for Humanity to move its ReStore to Grandview

A new ReStore, which helps support construction of affordable housing by Habitat for Humanity, will go up in Grandview, west of the Three Springs intersection. Rachel Taylor-Saghie, executive...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Business

Follow the money to find priorities of organization

These famous (or infamous) words by Deep Throat of Watergate fame have become a common sense way to determine the priorities and thought process of any organization. That is, find out where the...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

What to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy

WASHINGTON – With months left on the lease for her two-bedroom apartment on the outskirts of Charleston, South Carolina, Amanda Nadel, 34, started weighing her options. She could keep paying $1,200...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates climb to highs not seen in more than a year

NEW YORK – Mortgage rates continued their ascent this week, their fifth consecutive increase. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average shot up...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

LL Bean imposes limits on return policy

FREEPORT, Maine – L.L. Bean’s generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for more than a century, is...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Robot delivery vans may hit your street before self-driving cars

NEW YORK – The future of driverless driving looks like a giant toaster with a funny hat. That’s an approximation of a new autonomous vehicle unveiled last week by Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Registrations open for workshop series

A three-part workshop series about digital marketing will continue with a sessions from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 and March 5 in the community room at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St....

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 names new board members

Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado recently announced that Shawn Gregory, Colleen O’Brien, Eric Thayer, Kari Distefano and Brenna Morlan were named to its Board of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business