business and finance

San Juan County hires recovery coordinator

Kaitlyn Randolph will begin work in Silverton this month as the recovery coordinator for San Juan County. This position, funded by the Economic Development Administration with contributions from...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Mindfulness for Athletes’ free community talk at Durango Public Library

“Mindfulness for Athletes,” a free community talk on the topic of using mindfulness to enhance athletic and exercise experiences, will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Durango Public...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Know Your Dough nominated as Chamber’s nonprofit of the year

Local nonprofit organization Know Your Dough announced their nomination for the Durango Area Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year award. KYD is a local nonprofit providing financial literacy...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ryan Voegeli named home builders president

Kogan Builders project manager Ryan Voegeli has been named Home Building Association of Southwest Colorado president for 2017. Voegeli graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2009 with a degree...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Home Builders Association offering scholarships

The Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado is offering a $2,000 academic college scholarship and a $1,000 vocational/trade school scholarship to local graduating high school students...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mercy expects hospice facility to open this summer

Already one of the largest employers in La Plata County, Mercy Regional Medical Center expects to expand with the completion of a new hospice facility this summer. The 11,000-square-foot facility...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Private-jet industry giddy as Trump takes office

Ever since the U.S. presidential election, Ed Dahlberg has pretty much had a smile on his face. He brokers the sale of private jets, and already he’s seeing interest pick up and used-aircraft...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Control your money; reclaim your dreams

Last month, I told you that I’m traveling around the country for a year and getting to live in Hawaii for the winter. I bet that sounded great. But life hasn’t always been that way for me. In...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Money Savvy

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Candy no longer Mars’ biggest business

Candy giant Mars Inc., is digging even deeper into the world’s love affair with pets with the $7.7 billion acquisition of VCA Inc., a veterinary and doggie day-care company based in Los Angeles....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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3-story hotel proposed on Camino del Rio

An 86-room hotel is proposed for Camino del Rio between Ninth and 11th streets, next to Natural Grocers. The hotel could replace the building at 1111 Camino del Rio that is home to The Rock Lounge,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hygge is winter’s hottest trend

Search the term online and nearly 10 million results roll in. It’s being touted by this winter’s shelter magazines, decor retailers and lifestyle mavens. What’s so huge? It’s hygge. Often...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Red state homes are luring young blue buyers inland

Dayton, Ohio, gave the world the Wright Brothers and the electric cash register. As recently as 1990, manufacturing jobs there were the backbone of the local economy. But in the two decades since,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business