business and finance

LPEA hires a new lineman

Journeyman Lineman Eddie Quintana has joined the La Plata Electric Association in the Operations Department. He brings years of experience to the co-op. In the electric utility industry, linemen...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

HomesFund hosts upcoming home-buying classes

The HomesFund will be holding two home-buyer education classes in October. The first is Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Bayfield Town Hall building, and the second is on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Sittner...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Small business group names 2018 ‘State Star’

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) selected Mary Shepherd as the 2018 State Star. Shepherd serves as the executive director of the Southwest Colorado SBDC, hosted at...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Absolute Physical Therapy turns 2

Absolute Physical Therapy & Wellness will mark its two-year anniversary from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at its clinic, 277 East Eighth Ave. in Durango.

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Registration underway for 12th annual Economic Summit

A University of Chicago professor and entrepreneur will discuss leadership and a panel of local tourism industry leaders will discuss resiliency in the wake of a tough year at the 12th annual...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Let’s make conference & events center a reality

I last wrote about an arts, conferences and events center in October 2017, nearly a year ago. A group has been meeting for nearly 18 months to create a plan for this type of facility for Durango,...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Man and machines

NEW YORK – In the next four years, more than 75 million jobs may be lost as companies shift to more automation, according to new estimates by the World Economic Forum. But the same projections have...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Wells Fargo to cut 10% of workforce

NEW YORK – Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced on Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for employees of the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

NEW YORK – Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

One answer to lack of affordable apartments begins at home

For Megan Klepp, the small two-bedroom unit she and her husband built in their backyard behind their 2,000-square-foot cottage-style house in Portland, Oregon, represents a much-needed source of...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates rise again

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May. Costs for would-be homebuyers continue to climb....

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Coca-Cola eyes the cannabis market

NEW YORK – The world’s largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola Co. says it’s monitoring the nascent industry and is interested...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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