business and finance

US mortgage rates increased this week; 30-year at 4.41 pct.

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose modestly this week, but they remain slightly lower than they were a year ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the benchmark...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cottonwood Consulting LLC opens office in Bodo Park

Cottonwood Consulting LLC, recently opened a new office in Durango’s Bodo Industrial Park at 484 Turner Drive, Building B Suite 1. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday....

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Visit Durango employee, Grace Shepard, receives ‘Southwest Women in Business’ award for tourism

The Durango Area Tourism Office is thrilled to announce Grace Shepard was presented with the Southwest Women in Business award for Tourism at a reception in Durango on Feb. 28. Southwest Colorado...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

Ouray Silver Mining Inc. recognized for environmental sustainability practices

The Colorado Mining Association awarded Ouray Silver Mining Inc, owned by Aurcana Corporation, its Hardrock Best of the Best Environmental Sustainability Award for 2018. The award promotes...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Thrive Coalition to hold monthly meeting

The Thrive Coalition invites community members to their monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, at the Commons Building, 701 Camino Del Rio. The meeting will include a potluck dinner from Thrive’s...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Wells Group to present real estate forecast

The Wells Group will be hosting their 19th Annual Wells Group Real Estate Forecast beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall. Doors open the public at 5:45...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Billionaires are on the hunt for new underground cobalt

A coalition of billionaires led by Bill Gates has thrown its financial weight behind a startup hoping to build a “Google Maps for the earth’s crust” to hunt for new sources of cobalt. The startup,...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Craft brewer teams with marijuana businessmen on THC-infused seltzer water

One of the hottest segments in the beverage industry is the increasing popularity of seltzer waters. Among the fastest growing consumer discretionary sectors is the recreational marijuana industry....

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

11th recreational marijuana shop opens in Durango

The Homestead Dispensary, Durango’s latest recreational marijuana outlet, which opened Nov. 23, is selling marijuana it grows at a related farm in Saguache County. Kwinn Varney, marketing director...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos surveying local businesses beginning in March

The town of Mancos will survey local businesses next week as part of a plan to spur economic growth. Mancos was recently awarded a state grant for the economic growth project and has hired the...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Keeping informed is good business

You’ve heard the adage, “Knowledge is power.” Believe it or not, its origin dates back to 1597 when Sir Francis Bacon coined the phrase and published it in his book, “Meditationes Sacrae and Human...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

WICHITA, Kan. – The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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