business and finance

Money Savvy What is your budget telling you?

A budget is a spending plan. Like all other plans, it’s possible to make bad ones. To create a budget that gets you more of what you want, it’s important to look at it as an evolving plan. Review...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Wolf Creek Ski Area approved for new lift

Next season, skiers and snowboarders at Wolf Creek Ski Area could spend less time shuffling back to the Alberta Lift after venturing too far east. The U.S. Forest Service announced the approval...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango's best condominium communities

As Durango's exclusive buyers' agent, I meet a lot of buyers who want to know which areas in La Plata County to avoid. Thankfully, I can inform new residents of our community that there are no...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Business road trip to arrive in Durango

Colorado Small Business Development Center TechSource will host a program, as part of its innovative business road trip, for small, local businesses from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Durango...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Handwoven rug store opens on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

T he inside of Durango Rug Company closely resembles the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The business, which opened last month at 747 Main...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Conference shows bright future for state tourism

Last week, my staff and I attended the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in Grand Junction along with 300 other enthusiastic travel industry professionals. The conference was jam-packed with...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Analysts evenly split on mortgage rates

Mortgage rates paused ahead of news from this week’s Federal Reserve meeting, the announcement of the nominee for the central bank’s new chairman and Friday’s employment report. According to the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Lewis-Arriola farm conference will focus on profitability

The third annual Southwest Agricultural Seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, 21203 Road S, in Cortez. The event is sponsored by...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Valley Feed & Ranch Supply gains U-Haul services

U-Haul Co. of Colorado recently announced that Valley Feed and Ranch Supply, owned by Betty Simpson and Tracy McCracken, became a U-Haul neighborhood dealer for the Bayfield community, and will...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Tailwind Nutrition named in companies to watch list

La Plata County Economic Alliance recently announced that Tailwind Nutrition was selected as a winner of the 2017 Colorado Companies to Watch. For more information, visit...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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