business and finance

Boys & Girls Club CEO attends leadership summit

It was recently announced that Vaughn Morris, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, was one of 55 leaders from the nationwide organization, Boys & Girls Club of America, who was selected...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Consignment shop makes move to downtown Durango

The business of mother-and-daughter team Julie Dunn Brown and Paige Denier was bursting at the seams at its location off Florida Road. Their business, {re} Love, a furniture, arts and book...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Commissioner candidate grows hemp as experiment

On a recent sunny day, Republican candidate for Montezuma County commissioner Jim Candelaria stood next to his flourishing, 6-foot-tall hemp crop. The local builder and former firefighter admits he...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fire didn’t destroy economy nor dampen spirit

Last week, I reported to the Durango City Council on the “State of Tourism” in light of the 416 Fire. Here is a summary of that report: Tourism comprises 25 percent of our economy, therefore, many...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Colorado economists agree slowdown is coming, but not on when

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The Colorado economy has been booming for years, but several economists expect growth to slow over the next year and fall into a recession by late 2019 or early 2020....

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Monitoring your health from your living room

NEW ORLEANS – There were termites in the garage and a $2,100 bill to get rid of them. The mechanic had called to say he didn’t know when the car would be fixed. So after a summer day full of...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

As Harley looks abroad to juice sales, tariffs hit home

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson expects new tariffs to increase the company’s annual costs by as much as $100 million as long as the trade dispute between the U.S. and other countries goes on....

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico to explore reuse of oil and gas wastewater

SANTA FE – New Mexico is teaming up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explore ways the wastewater that results from oil and gas operations can be reused or recycled. The state and...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Grand Junction voters will be asked to raise hotel room tax

GRAND JUNCTION – Grand Junction voters will be asked to double a tax on hotel rooms to increase funding for tourism promotion. The Daily Sentinel reports the City Council voted unanimously...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

More University of New Mexico startups staying in state

ALBUQUERQUE – Eleven startups launched this past fiscal year to market University of New Mexico technologies, university officials said. But this time, they all plan to stay in New Mexico. It’s the...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Signs point to mortgage rates rising, making home-buying more expensive

NEW YORK – Mortgage rates, which have been in a rut the past couple months, began moving higher this week. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain West purchases Englewood office

Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services, LLC announced its acquisition of Forsberg Engerman Co., an insurance broker based in Englewood, was effective July 1. Forsberg Engerman is a surety...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business