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Presentation on Opportunity Zones Wednesday at library

A presentation on a new federal program to encourage investment in distressed areas will be offered from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. The...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County OKs first hemp processing plant

Montezuma County commissioners have approved the first hemp processing plant pending state permits and expect to begin operations soon. Ayani Botanicals, 11012 U.S. Highway 491 north of Cortez,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Company in Durango uses 3D printing to design rocket engines

Since 2009, Daudi Barnes and his team at Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test has offered state-of-the art testing facilities for rocket engines on a 2-acre site east of the Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Balloons, bikes and Boo!

Three fun, family-friendly events are coming up this month in and around downtown Durango. This Friday is the third annual Downtown Hot Air Balloon Glow. This unique offering is part of the Animas...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

4 states to decide on marijuana ballot initiatives this fall

Nine states have legalized marijuana for so-called recreational use since 2012, including eight at the ballot box. Thirty-one states have authorized the drug for medical purposes. Four states have...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Holiday sales expected to grow in a strong economy

NEW YORK – The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent to $717.45 billion to...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

One of oldest coal companies in U.S. files for bankruptcy

HELENA, Mont. – One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to deal with more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel. Englewood,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates leap to 7-year highs

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates leaped this week to their highest levels in seven years amid global anxiety over rising interest rates that has gripped financial markets. Costs for...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Analysis: ‘Trumponomics’ takes heavy toll on the world

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s shadow looms large over the world economy. The U.S. president is presiding over an economic boom in his country that has pushed its unemployment rate to its...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Quickbooks classes in Mancos, Pagosa Springs and Durango coming up

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is sponsoring an introduction to QuickBooks workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Mancos, Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Pagosa...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

How to start a nonprofit workshop takes place Oct. 26

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is hosting a workshop on how to start a nonprofit business from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 26, in program room 1 of the Durango Public...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

First National Bank of Durango donates $100,000 to Fort Lewis College

The First National Bank of Durango and the Fitzgerald family have given a $100,000 gift to Fort Lewis College. The donation is in recognition of the board of directors of the bank, which was...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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