Navajo Nation files suit against Wells Fargo

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation announced Tuesday that it’s suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members. In a...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Agency consents to coal lease expansions in western Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has given consent to expansions of two federal coal leases that would allow a mine to access land beneath the Sunset Roadless Area in western...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Critics of oil, gas leasing near Chaco sense déjà vu

An oil and gas lease sale that would sell off more than 4,400 acres in the Greater Chaco region in March is again raising tension between resource development and cultural preservation interests....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Patagonia, outdoor retailers fight Trump on U.S. monuments

SALT LAKE CITY — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia and other retailers have jumped into a legal and political battle over President Donald Trump’s plan to shrink two sprawling Utah national...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

AboutFace celebrates 9-year anniversary, hosts open house

AboutFace Aesthetics will celebrate its nine-year anniversary with an open house on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Cortez Medical Spa, 10964 County Road 26 in Cortez. According to a news release from...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies and others that the agency illegally...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Shale goal in sight: Profit, without hurting growth

Shale drillers are promising to add a new wrinkle to their world-shaking oil boom: they may finally make money. In third-quarter earnings reports, explorers including Pioneer Natural Resources Co.,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse to open Dec. 7 in Farmington

Shamrock’s Southwest Cash & Carry Store in Farmington is moving to a new location with a new name: Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse. The old Cash & Carry closed over Thanksgiving weekend to allow...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Hopi last of Arizona tribes to sign gambling agreement

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Hopi Tribe has signed an agreement with Arizona that allows it to lease or operate up to 900 slot machines — the last of the state’s tribes to do so. Hopi Chairman Herman...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s boom times means government jobs have to up their recruitment game

Local governments say they are increasingly turning to guerilla marketing and financial incentives – including signing bonuses – to try and lure employees in Colorado’s exceedingly tight job...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over U.S. fur exports

BILLINGS, Mont. — Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Fire Protection District seeks impact fees for additional funding

After a big victory on Election Day, when voters approved a property tax increase to help pay for Durango Fire Protection District operations, the agency is resuming a push to implement...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business