Economy (general)

Healthy US job market: How big a political edge for Trump?

WASHINGTON – U.S. hiring jumped last month, and many more people were encouraged to look for work, showing that the economy remains robust despite threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s downtown Starbucks will close

The Starbucks on Main Avenue in downtown Durango is closing. “As part of Starbucks standard course of business, we continually evaluate our business to ensure a healthy store portfolio,” a...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to host start and finish of 2020 Ride the Rockies cycling event

Durango will be home to another major cycling event in 2020. In its 35th year, The Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour will start June 14 in Durango. After a 418-mile clockwise loop that...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economists don’t see recession in 2020, including Southwest Colorado

With the United States in its longest economic expansion ever, worry about when the next recession hits and how it might harm Southwest Colorado seemed to be a shadow looming over the 28th annual...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pessimism creeps in for Colorado businesses as confidence in national economy is shaken

A potentially telling economic indicator just turned negative for the first time since the Great Recession. A regular survey of state business leaders by the University of Colorado Boulder found...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango railroad’s liability for 416 Fire worries economic leaders

Economic leaders warned Tuesday any final ruling in a 416 Fire lawsuit that saddles the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with a burdensome financial penalty will be counterproductive –...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feasibility study considered for Montezuma County convention center

After initial research, informal surveys and brainstorming sessions for a new convention center in Montezuma County, it is now time for a feasibility study, said a small group of organizers. Local...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who oversees Durango’s ever-expanding public art collection?

Some Durangoans embrace public art with a simple smile, a quick selfie or by adorning it with artistic variations of their own, such as placing flags on sculptures for the Fourth of July. Others...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New laws aim to protect renters facing eviction, uninhabitable homes

Renters living in uninhabitable conditions or facing eviction have more protections after the Colorado Legislature and governor approved bills that could help prevent people from losing their...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG brings economic vitality back to a snowy Silverton

The first Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train engine of 2019 rolled into a snowy Silverton this weekend packed with passengers, a welcome site for business owners eager for a season...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ideas for possible Cortez-area convention center expand

Continued discussions to build a convention and events center include a new idea of locating it at the old Walmart building in the Cortez Plaza. Cortez and Montezuma County officials have been...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New group encourages customers to pay with cash

Every time you swipe a credit card for a purchase, the business has to pay a small processing fee to the credit card company. When calculated over time, the accumulated fees can affect...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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