business and finance

Deep snow helps, but isn’t necessarily key for businesses

While the generous winter snowpack has definitely helped Purgatory Resort, word about the expected fat spring runoff and the benefits it will bring to other businesses is principally confined to...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates are in a free fall with no end in sight

Global and domestic economic concerns continue to drive down mortgage rates. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 4.28 percent...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Independent businesses an ecosystem’s native species

The word resiliency can be used to describe both an ecosystem and an economy. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back or recover from a shock, or the ability to avoid the shock altogether. Take...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

This is how you sell pot paraphernalia to rich people

Barneys New York is opening its doors to cannabis lovers in Southern California. Synonymous with wealthy Manhattanites of a certain financial status, the luxury retailer decided to grace the left...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Talk examines affordable housing

A discussion on employee retention and affordable housing in Durango will be the topic for the Tuesday Talk beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Carver Brewing Co. Rachel Taylor-Saghie with Habitat...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

After Ours Flowers is now After Ours Caterier

After Ours Flowers is now After Ours Caterier. Located at Highway 172 and County Road 221, After Ours Caterier has expanded its services from flowers and gifts to now offer catering and personal...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Bank of the San Juans commercial lender, Eric Jones, named Region 9 Lender of the Year

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has awarded Eric Jones, a senior vice president commercial lender with Bank of the San Juans, as their Lender of the Year. Jones,...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

Housing Solutions for the Southwest announces new staff and open position

Housing Solutions for the Southwest is welcoming new staff and has announced an open position. Liz Stellrecht, emergency services counselor, started with Housing Solutions in January. Stellrecht...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mountain Hyperbarics offers free treatment to veterans

Mountain Hyperbarics has announced that through a partnership with America’s Mighty Warriors, it will now offer free treatment to veterans for traumatic brain injury, post concussive syndrome...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County considers convention center at fairgrounds

The Montezuma County Commission is considering construction of a multimillion dollar convention center at the county fairgrounds if the city of Cortez, tourism groups and chambers cover building...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cloud commuting, social media changing small business

Technology may be moving at a pace that strains small businesses’ ability to adapt, but improving technology can make businesses more efficient and even lower costs. The increasing dominance of...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The empowering effect of business ownership

Stephanie Sands, a single mother who worked for five years as an employee cleaning houses and running property maintenance errands, now owns and runs Home Huggers Durango, a new role for her that...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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