Economy (general)

As home prices rise, fewer residents benefit from mortgage assistance in Southwest Colorado

Mortgage assistance through the HomesFund is designed to help working families buy homes, but as housing prices rise, it is tougher for the nonprofit to aid residents. The number of households the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

If the Front Range’s economy is a racehorse, Southwest Colorado’s is a plow horse

Can the natural gas industry pull itself off the canvas to once again be an engine for the Four Corners economy? Will Colorado’s 90-cent increase to the minimum wage, which took effect Monday, help...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

National parks cut back on free days

It’s always a pleasant surprise to visit a national park on a free day. But there will be fewer of those surprises as the National Park System has reduced the number of free days to four for 2018,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC professor: Tax plan’s hit to graduate students could harm economy

WASHINGTON – A Fort Lewis College professor says the proposed Republican tax overhaul plan that includes changes to tax deductions for graduate students could have long-term harm to the economy...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local bank leader retires after 41 years

President of Dolores State Bank Ed Merritt is retiring after 41 years. Merritt grew up in Dolores and went on to be one of the financial leaders of the community. Under his leadership, Dolores...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Region 9 report reveals slight job growth in Montezuma County

Data recently released by the Region 9 Economic Development District show a slight increase in the number of jobs in Montezuma County in 2016, especially in the service sector. Region 9 economic...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Festival boosts economy, analysis says

The 2017 Dolores River Festival attracted a large regional crowd and benefited local shops and hotels, according to an economic analysis conducted by Fort Lewis College business students. The...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County declares mill fire an economic disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the May 8 Western Excelsior fire. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Report shows Colorado’s economic growth is slower than anticipated

DENVER – Colorado’s economy continues to chug along but at a slower rate than was anticipated, according to a pair of revenue forecasts released Tuesday by state economists. The slowdown could lead...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Iron Horse event a large boost to Durango economy

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic kicks off the summer season in Durango and retailers and businesses should expect a bump in sales. Organizers said 3,078 cyclists have registered for Iron Horse...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

ConocoPhillips sells San Juan Basin assets for up to $3 billion

ConocoPhillips has announced the sale of its interests in the San Juan Basin – a natural gas and oil field that spans northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado – to Hilcorp San Juan LP for...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Innovation Corridor builds startup culture

A new effort is underway to coordinate and encourage technology startup companies in Southwest Colorado because they are environmentally friendly and could bring high-paying jobs to the region. ...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business