Restaurant workers cope with sudden loss of income

Michelle Hill and her husband, Kelly, had just submitted their paperwork seeking to qualify for their first house, when COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. Now, the Hills’ plans for a home of...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado minimum wage reaches $12. Is it enough to live in La Plata County?

Four years of minimum wage increases in Colorado have put more money into the pockets of La Plata County workers, but some argue it is not enough. Minimum wage increased incrementally from $8.31...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Employee share owned plans: A business model with a superpower

Kerry Siggins and Michael Russell are believers that an employee-owned model for business provides tools to get the most out of workers. Siggins, CEO of StoneAge Inc. , maker of waterblast tools...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Crow Canyon cuts 12 staff, announces turnaround plan

As part of a financial turnaround, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced an 18% cut in administrative staff this week. In January, the education and research campus west of Cortez saw...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Area Tourism Office, former director agree on separation

The Durango Area Tourism Office and its former executive director, Frank Lockwood, have issued a joint news release saying his departure was “a mutual decision based on a difference of opinion...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM announces manager for Southwest District

The Bureau of Land Management recently hired Stephanie Connolly as the Southwest District manager, and the public is invited to meet her during open houses in Durango, Dolores, Grand Junction and...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Processing glitch delays Durango School District 9-R paychecks

Durango teachers expecting to see their paychecks electronically deposited on Monday will have to wait until Tuesday before the money hits their accounts. The problem, said Julie Popp, spokeswoman...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Minimum wage increase unlikely to boost pay for many Durangoans

The minimum wage in Colorado increased from $9.30 to $10.20 an hour on New Year’s Day, but it is unlikely to change pay for many employees in Durango, where the entry-level wage for a job is higher...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus coal mine lays off workers

Feeling the pressures of a depressed industry, the King II coal mine in Hesperus has restructured, resulting in the lay-off of seven full-time employees. Since the beginning of the year, King II’s ...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Signatures submitted to raise Colorado’s minimum wage

DENVER – Proponents of an effort to gradually raise the minimum wage in Colorado submitted more than double the amount of signatures necessary to make the November ballot. Colorado Families for a...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers mull helping people overcome past mistakes with the law when seeking employment

DENVER – Colorado Springs resident Heidi Sharp has beaten her addiction to methamphetamine, but she still can’t seem to escape her criminal past. Despite trading her meth habit to pursue a degree...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Build a Better Bayfield on Thursday

Looking for a Bayfield-area job? Need employees? How about activities for kids? What started as a job fair has grown into a combination of business and community expo, recreational and performing...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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