Economic policy

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Navajo Nation faces possible plant, mine closure

PAGE, Ariz. – Communities on the Navajo Nation are bracing for the economic fallout from the possible shutdown of a coal-fired power plant. Closing the Navajo Generating Station and a coal mine...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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La Plata County economy could face challenges in 2017

La Plata County’s economy will likely face some challenges in the coming year, but the state is looking forward to continued strong growth. “There could be some downward pressure – I wouldn’t go so...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State touts Durango as a model of economic resiliency

Durango is a model of economic resiliency for other rural towns because of its quality of life, economic diversity and leadership, among other factors. A report by the Colorado Office of Economic...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Yellen offers subtle change to outlook

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered a subtle change to her outlook from less than a week ago, saying she and her colleagues were on watch for whether, rather than when, the U.S. economy...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Economic outlook for La Plata County relatively stable

DENVER – The Gold King Mine spill in August will likely have little fiscal impact on La Plata County, according to a Colorado economic outlook report presented Monday. The annual study, conducted...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tribes impact state’s economy

DENVER – A recent analysis highlights a significant statewide economic impact by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, both in Southwest Colorado. The tribes – along with...

DATE: July 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Drug-testing firm a beacon

Industries that can thrive anywhere are ideal for growing La Plata County’s economy. Tech industries, engineering companies and film-production companies are some of the primary employers that can...

DATE: July 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez considers removing dangerous, blighted properties

The city of Cortez is exploring the possibility of budgeting funds in 2016 to demolish blighted and abandoned properties that pose a public safety threat. At the July 13 Cortez City Council...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas panel supports planning

Several members of the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force have voiced preliminary support for master planning in populated areas where industry development is a new phenomenon. After a marathon...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Student loan debt holding back economy

High levels of student debt and unemployment are dragging down 20-somethings, who aren’t participating in the economy like their predecessors, two economists said in Durango on Wednesday. “Young...

DATE: May 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

State economy builds steam

DENVER – Although thousands of Coloradans remain worse off than before the recession began in 2008, a slow recovery is starting to gain momentum, state economists said Friday. Colorado is doing...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Help wanted: State sees job growth in October

Statewide job growth is heading into the holidays on a strong note, according to October employment data released Tuesday.The state added 8,600 jobs in October and 8,300 jobs in September. The...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News