Wage and pension

Cyprus Cafe owner broke labor laws

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division determined that Durango restaurateur Alison Dance violated minimum-wage, overtime, record-keeping and child-labor laws while operating Cyprus...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The big squeeze

ASPEN – At first, Loly Garcia didn’t have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with her father, brother and a cousin after...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

A raise for Durangoans?

Durango could be a prime candidate to raise its minimum wage if lawmakers remove a roadblock in state law. A law enacted in 1999 prevents local governments in Colorado from raising the minimum...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

A raise for Durangoans?

Durango could be a prime candidate to raise its minimum wage if lawmakers remove a roadblock in state law. A law enacted in 1999 prevents local governments in Colorado from raising the minimum...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers gain wage protection

DENVER – A law that seeks to protect workers from wage theft will take full effect Jan. 1, creating enhanced oversight on bad actors within the business world. The bill passed the Legislature...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill may lead to higher base wages

DENVER – A state lawmaker from Adams County is working on a measure that would allow local governments to enact their own higher minimum-wage standards. Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, told...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walmart gets protesters

On Black Friday, Durango’s Walmart attracted thousands of bargain hunters, plus another kind of crowd: people demanding a better deal for Walmart employees. For two hours Friday, protesters with...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet touts bipartisan successes

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet touted bipartisan success stories, in particular the recently passed Farm Bill, during a visit to Cortez. At a community meeting Wednesday at the Dolores Water Conservancy...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News