business and finance

Retirees help SCAPE help startups

Southwest Colorado is a nice place to live, with stunning vistas and amazing outdoor opportunities. That fortunate mixture has proved ideal in supporting the success of the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Five Southwest Colorado startups unveiled

Five new Southwest Colorado startups were unveiled this week to investors, and two young companies offered presentations seeking a second round of funding. The firms were part of the 2019 class of...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disease, cold spring hamper hemp rush

YELLOW JACKET – Some Southwest Colorado farmers planted hundreds of new acres of hemp this year pursuing big profits, but many have faced problems such as disease, unproductive plants and a cold...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fall for fall at September’s local events

I love autumn. It’s my very favorite season – the warm days followed by the cool nights (which makes for pleasant sleep). And the colors – as the leaves are starting to turn, the boldness of the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remained at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage increased to...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy Family Medicine adds physician

Dr. Dennis Wales has joined Mercy Family Medicine at its Horse Gulch campus, 810 E. Third St., Suite 201. Wales earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical School at...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Chamber offers marketing classes

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will offer a five-part, five-week marketing series workshop beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2. The chamber has partnered with local marketing experts to help local...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango chamber recognizes members

The Durango Chamber of Commerce will hold its member appreciation party during the September Business After Hours gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brookside Park, 2301 Main Ave. The gathering...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Joyful Nook Gallery and Puzzles has moved

Joyful Nook Gallery and Puzzles has moved to a new location at 546 E. College Drive. Customers may still order puzzles online at . For more information, call 764-4764.

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwestern Water Conservation District announces new director Frank Kugel

Southwestern Water Conservation District has announced the confirmation of its new executive director, Frank Kugel. Kugel was the general manager of the Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Know Your Dough grateful for grant from Community Foundation

Know Your Dough, a nonprofit that provides tailored, in-person financial wellness programs for local youths, is grateful to have received a donation from Community Foundation serving Southwest...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil drilling plan near Hovenweep monument draws tribal opposition

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. government said it would allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids starting last Monday on lands considered archaeologically sensitive near a national monument...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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