Construction continues on a boutique apartment building on the southeast corner of Florida Avenue and 14th Street NW in Washington.

Homebuilder confidence dips

U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects heading into next year, even as their overall sales outlook remains favorable.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released last week slipped this month to 57, down one point from 58 in November.

Readings above 50 indicate more builders view sales conditions as good, rather than poor.

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Starting a business? We have a workshop

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and First SouthWest Bank will sponsor a “Starting Your Business” workshop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Durango Public Library Program Room, 1900 East Third Ave.

This course is designed to help navigate through the steps needed to start a successful business.

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