Ignacio Family Dollar approved to sell beer

IGNACIO – Family Dollar, a grocery store in Ignacio, has been approved by the state to sell beer. The Ignacio Town Board voted June 17 to approve Family Dollar’s off-premises “fermented malt...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Methane rules up for debate as drilling booms in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants New Mexico to craft its own rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas development as the rollback of federal regulations remains tangled in a...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Homegrown CBD oil company grows as national market explodes

While other entrepreneurs were investing in marijuana after Colorado legalized it in 2012, the founders of 4 Corners Cannabis, a La Plata County company, keyed in on its lower-profile cousin, hemp....

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Vectra Bank donates Sked to mounted patrol

The Journal On June 6, Vectra Bank Colorado, at 350 W. Montezuma Ave., donated a check for $330 to assist the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol in purchasing a rescue Sked. A Sked is...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango sales, lodgers tax dip during snowy March

A wet winter and spring brought skiers and snowboarders flocking to Purgatory Resort, but the snow did not translate into an increase in sales and lodgers taxes in March for the city of Durango, a...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Herald welcomes three new members to news team

The Durango Herald welcomes three new journalists to its newsroom: Shannon Mullane, Benjamin Mandile and James Marshall. Mullane is a staff writer covering the Pine River Valley, including...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

What do panhandlers want?

What do panhandlers want? Cash, food, toiletries, a ride out of town? Justin Crosby held up a sign reading “anything helps” last week in front of Walmart. He said his message is generally true. He...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry

AURORA, Ore. – A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Tailwind Nutrition finds new home

For Jeff and Jenny Vierling, finding light-industrial and warehouse space off La Posta Road was the culmination of a two-year search for the right manufacturing space to keep their business,...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Could cannabis clubs come to Durango?

Durango marijuana enthusiasts have almost a dozen places to buy cannabis, but there aren’t any public venues to consume it. That may change next year, but only if city leaders decide, or are...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Flyovers offer bird’s-eye view for Assessor’s Office, emergency personnel

In 2015, La Plata County started conducting flyovers in an attempt to use aerial photography to better inspect homes and businesses for tax purposes, and by all accounts, it has worked, adding...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory Resort sees 47% rise in skier visits

Heavy snowfall across the state this winter boosted visits to Colorado ski resorts, especially Purgatory Resort. Purgatory saw a 47% increase in visits from the 2017-18 season to the 2018-19...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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