business and finance

From bust to potential boom: Grand Valley population rising

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Architect John Sisco and his wife, Pam, are among the most recent arrivals to the Grand Valley in what some say appears to be a population boomlet unlike others that have...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rate remains steady at 4.55 percent

WASHINGTON – The key long-term U.S. mortgage rate held steady this week, providing a lure for potential homebuyers as the spring buying season goes forward. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Shred Day scheduled May 24

Alpine Bank and Durango Chamber of Commerce will host a free shredding day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 in the Town Plaza parking lot, between Rite Aid and Wagon Wheel Liquors. Businesses and...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Bill May Bail Bonding relocates to Bodo

Bill May Bail Bonding has relocated to 570 Turner Drive, Unit A, in Bodo Industrial Park, near La Plata County Jail. The company, owned by Clint and Sherry Simmons, was established in 1982. It will...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango may OK tiny home community

A growing movement to save money and simplify life may become more reality than movement if a former La Plata County commissioner’s proposal to create a community of tiny homes earns favor with the...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Boutique Air CEO outlines plans for Cortez at public forum

Representatives from Boutique Air on Monday talked about recent problems with their service at Cortez Municipal Airport and hinted about upcoming changes. Boutique has been Cortez’s primary...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New method examined to bring fiber optics to homes

The difficulty and expense of connecting a home to a fiber-optic network led Cedar Networks of Durango to explore alternatives to make that “last mile” hookup more affordable and practical for...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango has front-row seat at top travel trade show

This month, many of Colorado’s Destination Marketing Organizations, or DMOs, including the Durango Area Tourism Office, are abuzz with preparations for IPW. Produced by the U.S. Travel...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Durango app development teams move to Go Code Colorado finals

Two teams of Durango app developers dreaming of creating the next big thing on your smartphone are headed to Denver for the Go Code competition on June 7. Three Durango High School students –...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez to hold public forum on Boutique Air

The city of Cortez is holding a public meeting on Monday to gather residents’ feedback on Boutique Air, which serves the Cortez Municipal Airport. Boutique Air has served as Cortez’s sole airline...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rate declines slightly to 4.55 percent

WASHINGTON – The key long-term U.S. mortgage rate declined slightly this week, after a steady rise for most of April that pushed the rate to its highest level in more than four years. With the...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage growth in Canada hasn’t been this weak since 2001

Canada’s mortgage growth has fallen to the lowest in nearly two decades as interest rates rise and after new mortgage rules took effect at the start of the year. Total residential mortgage credit...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business