business and finance

Workshop to cover starting a business

Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and First Southwest Bank will present a workshop titled “Starting Your Business” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Durango Public Library, 1900...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado counties become ‘rural jump-start zones’

Colorado Economic Development Commission approved Archuleta, Dolores, Montezuma and San Juan counties Sept. 21 as “rural jump-start zones.” Pueblo Community College is the designated...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

NAIFA to hold La Quinta luncheon

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will meet at noon Nov. 9 in the board room at La Quinta Inn and Suites, 125 Mercury Village Drive. The guest speaker, and co-sponsor of the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA employees change positions

La Plata Electric Association recently announced that two employees have changed roles. Joel Mann was promoted to lead meter reader collector. Mann will oversee the meter reader collector team,...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Know Your Dough adds board member

Know Your Dough recently announced that Laurence Hutt was named to its board. Hutt holds degrees from University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University School of Law, and practiced law for decades...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Know Your Dough receives funds

Know Your Dough, a local nonprofit that provides financial literacy to youth and young adults, recently announced that it received a $1,000 donation, in the form of a grant, from Durango Area...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Workshops to address financial statements

Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center will present a two-part workshop series, “A Road Map to Your Financial Reports,” this month in the community room at First National Bank of...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Taking the home-buying plunge young

Buying a home can be daunting, especially if you’re young. Twenty-somethings (many of them new to saving and some carrying student-loan debt) can be intimidated by the sheer amount of money and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Local bank leader retires after 41 years

President of Dolores State Bank Ed Merritt is retiring after 41 years. Merritt grew up in Dolores and went on to be one of the financial leaders of the community. Under his leadership, Dolores...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Natural gas drilling may never boom again for Western Colorado

The one constant in the oil and gas industry is the boom-bust cycle. Prices spike, drillers rush in. Prices drop and the drilling ends. But what if the boom doesn’t come back? Some in the industry...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Townhomes planned for Three Springs, but how much will they cost?

Timberline Builders could break ground on 23 new attainably priced townhouses as soon as next summer in Three Springs. But as prices rise, it’s unclear what attainable pricing may look like a year...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 names new board members

Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado added four officers and three members to its board of directors during a meeting on Sept. 28. William Tookey, San Juan County...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business