business and finance

Mountain Bike Specialists receives award

The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized Mountain Bike Specialists with a silver-level bicycle-friendly business award. Mountain Bike Specialists joined a group of 1,200...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

ASAP Accounting to offer free web conference

ASAP Accounting and Payroll, Inc. will present a free web conference at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 about employee retirement plans for small business owners and managers During the web conference, titled...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Landscape mural to span 300 feet along Narrow Gauge Avenue

Artists will begin work Friday on a grant-funded mural on the east side of the Kroegers Hardware building in downtown Durango. The mural will depict black and white plants, animals and humans on a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health System lays off 9.5% of staff in Cortez

Management for Southwest Memorial Hospital announced layoffs Tuesday of 40 employees as part of a reorganization plan to bolster the hospital’s struggling financial position and improve...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Toddler’s popsicle-by-air marks milestone in U.S. drone delivery

WASHINGTON – From her home in a wooded hollow in Virginia hill country, Brianna Smith and her 2-year-old son Jack entered the aviation record books on Tuesday. Just six minutes after a technician...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Family, community keep Allison Garage humming

ALLISON – If there’s a secret to longevity and success in a small business, the Simons family, who have run Allison Garage for 50 years, certainly have found it. Heading down Colorado 151, just...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Sending your kids to college could lose you your home

NEW YORK – The financial distress caused by college tuition worsened the foreclosure crisis at the heart of the Great Recession. New research in the journal Demography shows that if you wanted to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan Brewfest nears drinking age

The 20th annual San Juan Brewfest, sponsored once again by Chevron, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, in downtown at Buckley Park. This annual event has become very popular over the past several...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Front porches and entries that say ‘welcome’

NEW YORK – Interior designer Joan Craig sees many clients who give the decorating of their living room or kitchen a lot of thought. Yet while “people have become much more attuned to developing...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores engravers highlighted in trade magazine

Ryans’ Custom Products, a personalization retailer in Dolores, is featured in the July issue of Insights, a national trade magazine. Jerry and Marcie Ryan have been creating custom award trophies...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

1st year of Nevada marijuana sales smokes expectations

RENO, Nev. – Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state’s first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations, with sales and tax collections already...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Republican law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The steady march of new “right-to-work” laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business