Durango High School junior starts hand-sanitizer business

When COVID-19 restrictions eliminated Samantha Newcomer’s summer job at Alcé restaurant in Dalton Ranch, the Durango High School junior decided to take her parents’ advice: She started her own...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado program for entrepreneurs offers virtual showcase

The Journal The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs plans to host its annual Startup Showcase virtually on Sept. 22. Scape’s mission is to create more high-growth, job-creating...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

As relief expires, will Durango-area workers return to work?

Sean McCleary has been furloughed since March. A restaurant server in Durango, he was stuck collecting unemployment at home for months while his wife worked remotely. But in June, he traveled to...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico starts offering rescue loans to small businesses

SANTA FE, N.M. — State finance officials started accepting applications Wednesday for low-interest loans that are designed to help small businesses endure the financial stress of the coronavirus...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Zuberfizz is abuzz with activity

Eighteen years after its founding, Zuberfizz, Durango’s locally made sodas featuring pure cane sugar, is in the midst of a new round of growth. New business opportunities include a partnership with...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Subway in west Durango closes up shop

The Subway shop on U.S. Highway 160 in west Durango has closed permanently after financial struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, co-owner Steve Redding said Monday. Redding, who has...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Busy summer is pulling Colorado’s resort communities out of coronavirus downturn

High-country resort communities that rely on spending from visitors are seeing a rebound in sales tax collections in June and July, but it’s not likely the crowds will be enough to erase losses in...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Walmart will require customers to wear masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam’s Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA applauds ruling on contract buyout

A judge for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission ruled the refusal of Tri-State Generation and Transmission to offer an exit charge to La Plata Electric Association is unjust, unreasonable and...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Hot Springs receives OK to serve alcohol

Durango Hot Springs will now be able to serve alcohol. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a new “lodging and entertainment liquor license,” which allows the resort previously...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango dispensary’s marijuana recalled for unapproved pesticide use

A recall notice has been issued for marijuana at a Durango dispensary after state investigators found an unapproved pesticide was used during production. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Carver Brewing Co. in Durango drops breakfast menu

After 37 years, Carver Brewing Co., which started life as a bakery, has dropped breakfast. “It’s hard to say it’s permanent. Everything is evolving so fast these days, but breakfast was really...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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