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Monopolies drive health care costs in Southwest Colorado

A slew of new state measures could help lower health care costs in Southwest Colorado, where hospital monopolies are associated with high insurance prices. A recent report by Colorado Health...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic business signs buck a politically correct world

In a battle of societal forces with homage to the past duking it out with adaption to en vogue politically correct aesthetics, honoring the past appears the hands-down victor – at least as far as...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Looking ahead to a great season

What a difference a year makes. First of all, I can’t believe it’s been a year since we were sweltering in spring 2018, and in the wake of those dry weather conditions, experienced the 416 Fire and...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Cortez two-bedroom rental prices see dip

The cost of renting a two- or three-bedroom unit in Cortez has dropped noticeably in the past four years, according to a housing report released this month. The drop contrasts sharply with rental...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A look at efforts to make legal pot foster social justice

NEW YORK – Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states’ debates about pot legalization. But other states and cities where recreational...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The Patio Restaurant in Ignacio sells

The Patio Restaurant in Ignacio closed in April for what owner Emily Meisner thought would be a short cleaning, but it turned into new ownership for the long-standing establishment. The restaurant...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. long-term mortgage rates slip; 30-year average at 4.06%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a fourth straight week of declines to lure prospective purchasers in the spring homebuying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Theme park to star ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Twilight’

LOS ANGELES – Some of Lionsgate’s most popular film franchises from “Hunger Games” to “Twilight” will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world’s first vertical theme park in...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Official: Sandia National Laboratories sees surge in hiring

ALBUQUERQUE – A top official with Sandia National Laboratories says the Albuquerque-based weapons research and development facility expects to hire 1,900 new employees this year. The Albuquerque...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mantell-Hecathorn Builders among top 3 for Zero Energy Ready Home certifications in Colorado

Greg and Hunter Mantell-Hecathorn recently completed and certified a custom home in Trapper’s Crossing that holds a place in the top 3 high performance builders in Colorado as part of the...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Wild Iris Wellness to move to new location

Wild Iris Wellness will move to a new location at Animas Square, unit B, 117 County Road 250, Durango, on Monday. Owner DeVere Keen Gable is a craniosacral therapist and holistic health coach and...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Local business Tailwind Nutrition receives award

Colorado-based sports drink manufacturer, Tailwind Nutrition, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. The award, a joint recognition from the Colorado...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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