business and finance

Russell Planning and Engineering hires one

Russell Planning and Engineering recently hired Andrew Arnold as a planner intern. Arnold received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Cornell University and has worked in Kenya as an explorer...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Columbine Landscapes promotes employee

Columbine Landscapes recently announced that it promoted former crew leader Colleen Hefferan to field manager. Hefferan is from Eagle and also works as an annuals project manager and manages...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic pain from 416 Fire hits home

The economic costs of the 416 Fire are adding up. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has furloughed 150 seasonal employees, Purgatory Resort has canceled several weddings and group...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial in Cortez shows off $32 million upgrade

New buildings, spacious, sunlit patient rooms and modern technology greeted dozens of visitors to the grand opening of the expanded Southwest Memorial Hospital campus on Monday. Anchoring the south...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

416 Fire not harming tourism, director says

Tourism agencies have well-crafted marketing campaigns to draw in targeted crowds. But when natural disaster happens, they have to pivot to crisis communication to keep their message on point. The...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hunt is on for firms looking to move to Durango

For the first time in at least a decade, an effort will be made to attract new businesses to Durango – specifically back-office operations for firms such as human resource departments, auditing...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Stay on the path toward achieving your dreams

I’ve got a confession. I’m terrible at finishing things. This is the third time I’ve started this column! I bet you also have a long list of unfinished projects and ideas. As we near the end of...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Help wanted – desperately – as applicants become scarce

AURORA (AP) – In a country in the midst of sustained economic growth, Colorado has been ahead of the pack. Month after month of an expanding economy has resulted in some pretty good times for...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

10 secrets to saving money on kitchen appliances

NEW YORK – It’s no secret a kitchen appliance is a major purchase. So you might be surprised to learn some of these clever money-saving tips from industry insiders: Don’t focus on seasonal sales...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Laura Ross joins Durango CoWest Insurance

Laura Ross has joined Durango CoWest Insurance office as a commercial lines licensed agent. She was previously at State Farm Insurance and Prudential Insurance Company of America. Laura provides...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Columbine Landscapes makes staff additions

Columbine Landscapes recently made a few staff additions and generated a new company promise. Colleen Hefferan has been promoted to field manager after serving as a crew leader in 2017. Lauren...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Guest bartender event for financial literacy programming

Know Your Dough will host their fourth annual guest bartender event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 12 at the Red Snapper. Half of all drink profits and all tips will be go towards financial literacy...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business