New Mexico governor signs bill to require paid sick leave

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Thursday requiring that employers throughout the state provide paid sick leave to workers. Signed Thursday, the...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Solar entrepreneur becomes New Mexico's 1st billionaire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime Albuquerque resident has been listed as a billionaire on Forbes' annual list of the richest people in the world. The magazine published its latest rundown of...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

N.M. tops Southwest in internet needs

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico has the highest percentage of residents in the U.S. Southwest without adequate broadband internet service, a problem highlighted last week by the Biden administration as it...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Still thriving at 100

Two tenets of business have kept one of Durango’s oldest businesses, Kroegers Ace Hardware, vibrant since its founding 100 years ago: a willingness to adapt to change and a belief in putting the...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Ska Brewing brings Lone Tree Brewing beer to Southwest Colorado

On March 11 and 12, 2020, representatives of Lone Tree Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing Co. met at the latter’s Durango headquarters to brew a kettle-soured Berliner Weisse for the Collaboration...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico Legislature passes delayed sick leave mandate

SANTA FE – New Mexico legislators March 19 passed a sweeping and contentious sick leave mandate for employees of private companies that would go into effect next year. The Senate voted 25-16 to...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Bill would grant union rights, minimum wage for Colorado ag workers

The employees of farms, ranches and other agricultural businesses are excluded from some of the protections other Colorado workers have. A sweeping new bill at the Legislature would change that,...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

6 firms chosen for SCAPE’s 2021 class

Six companies – including participants from the outdoor recreation, technology, transportation and material-manufacturing industries – have been selected for Durango’s business accelerator program....

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Supporters clash on New Mexico recreational pot legalization

SANTA FE – Two competing proposals to legalize marijuana in New Mexico — one from a Republican, the other from a Democrat — have emerged from a bargaining session among legislators on Tuesday, amid...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico Legislature approves liquor license overhaul

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Legislature sent a bill to the governor that would overhaul state liquor regulations in an effort to invigorate the hospitality industry. The Senate voted 29-11 Tuesday to...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico to waive liquor fees as part of COVID relief

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday signed legislation that will allow the state to waive annual liquor license fees as businesses struggle to rebound amid the...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Rockin’ art comes to downtown Durango

Brian Banash, a graphic illustration artist, discovered Durango 25 years ago, when younger brother, Kevin, moved here from Southern California for the skiing. Banash, who has been a frequent...

DATE: March 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

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