business and finance

Durango’s internet aims to quicken its pace

If you’ve noticed a better Netflix stream lately and wondered if Durango’s internet speeds have increased, the answer is: Yes, indeed, they just may have. If your internet speeds have not...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates are trending higher

WASHINGTON – Mortgage rates continued their ascent, rising for the fourth week in a row. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to its...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Downtown thriving with new businesses

Several new businesses have opened in downtown and on north Main Avenue over the past couple of months. The Durango Business Improvement District has been tracking available space in downtown for...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Facial recognition for cows is latest Cargill-backed tech idea

NEW YORK – Cargill Inc. is backing an Irish startup that uses facial recognition software to help increase the productivity of dairy cows, the latest move by the largest closely held U.S. company...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Homebuilder stocks just had their nastiest seven-day run in two years

NEW YORK – When it comes to the U.S. housing market, James Stack could be forgiven for thinking he’s a seer. Like other investors, Stack, who manages $1.3 billion for people with a high net worth,...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Surya Health hires acupuncturist

Surya Health and Wellness recently hired licensed acupuncturist Yong Oh to its team. Oh has practiced acupuncture since 2006. He earned a master’s degree in acupuncture from Pacific College of...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Russel Planning hires one

Marisa Ortiz was recently hired at Russell Planning and Engineering. Ortiz has a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in civil engineering. Over the past eight years, she has worked for Santa...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New director of operations hired at Purgatory Resort

Mountain Capital Partners recently appointed Elizabeth Howe as its new director of operations for Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, Pajarito Mountain and Hesperus...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Griffin & Associates promotes one

Griffin & Associates recently promoted David Dabney to digital solutions, a communications firm with offices in Durango, Albuquerque and Pensacola, Fla. Dabney joined the firm in 2012 as a web...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

4CORE announces two programs

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency recently announced the launch of two energy-efficiency programs for local residents: The CARE program and the return of the Energy Smart Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Extension office creates survey for Agriculture Needs Assessment

The Colorado State University Montezuma County Extension office in Cortez now has available an Agriculture Needs Assessment survey for residents in Southwestern Colorado who have interests in...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Family of New Mexican tea lovers to open shop in downtown Durango

A family of New Mexico tea lovers plans to open its first shop in Colorado in the Main Avenue space previously occupied by Stuart’s of Durango. Bailey Huffmon said about 50 percent of The Old...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business