business and finance

New physical therapy clinic in Cortez

Last year, a new physical therapy clinic arrived in Cortez on North Park Street. Doctors Michael Grajeda and Megan Flesch opened High Desert Physical Therapy in August as a private practice...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango AAA insurance office welcomes new agent Kim Roth

Kim Roth has joined the Durango AAA office at 16 Town Plaza, Durango. Roth is a Colorado native who enjoys the scenery, the wildlife and the community of the Four Corners. She is proud to develop...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango to host informational session on employee-owned business models

Join the City of Durango, Local First and the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Recreation Center to learn about employee ownership and...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cannabis banking bill advances in U.S. House committee

DENVER – Legislation that would provide federal protection for financial institutions that serve state-authorized marijuana and ancillary businesses passed a U.S. House committee on Thursday. The...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

US mortgage rates post biggest drop in decade to 4.06 pct.

WASHINGTON – Purchasing a home just became a lot cheaper, thanks mostly to the Federal Reserve’s decision last week to put its interest rate hikes on hold for now. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango train purchases building, prompting two businesses to relocate

Durango Smoke Shop, a mainstay downtown business, will relocate this summer after the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad purchased a downtown building to consolidate offices. The railroad...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Hundreds of residents helping to establish creative district

Residents will have a chance in coming weeks to shape a new creative district in Durango, meant to help diversify the economy. Creative districts have been set up in communities across the state to...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BREW Pub & Kitchen to close at end of the month

Durango will soon be down to just four breweries. Erik Maxson, co-owner of BREW Pub & Kitchen , has announced the brewery in downtown Durango will close March 31. “It’s an incredibly emotional...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Millennial Money How to stem ‘subscription creep’

From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with subscriptions that are costing you dearly. Not...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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