LPEA offering college scholarships

La Plata Electric Association is accepting applications for nine college scholarships for graduating high school seniors, including GED graduates, in its service territory. Scholarships range from...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Local First administers relief funds

La Plata County is partnering with Local First to administer funds from the Small Business Relief Program created by the Colorado General Assembly in its Special Session in late 2020. The Small...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Alpine Bank, First Southwest Bank provides equity investment loans

Alpine Bank and First Southwest Bank have provided equity investment loans, referred to as EQ2 loans to HomesFund,a Durango-based certified CDFI that provides educational and financial tools to...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

SWEEP names Elise Jones as executive director

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project has named Elise Jones as executive director, effective Jan. 25. For the past eight years, Jones has served as a Boulder County Commissioner. Prior to serving as...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Absolute Physical Therapy and Wellness welcomes new physical therapist Liz Ashworth

Absolute Physical Therapy and Wellness has welcomed physical therapist Liz Ashworth its team. Ashworth earned her doctorate of physical therapy from Eastern Washington University and has four...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

First Southwest Bank awarded Bank Enterprise Award and granted over $200,000

For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund granted First Southwest Bank just over $200,000 from the Bank Enterprise Award...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

First Southwest Bank announces new CFO and CTO

First Southwest Bank recently announced the addition of new team members, a new CFO and CTO, as well as key promotions across its rural Colorado branches. Mike Coltharp is FSWB’s new chief...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Second round of Business Relief funding now available

The city of Durango and La Plata County are releasing a second round of Business Relief funds to assist businesses and nonprofits with expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses who...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE accepting applications through January

SCAPE’s 2021 Accelerator Program is taking applications through January. With the program’s pivot to online programming, it is ready to serve its next class virtually, reaching companies spanning...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas Surgical Hospital nurse recognized for COVID-19 efforts

Nolan Tarkington, chief nursing officer at Animas Surgical Hospital and incident commander at the hospital for the COVID-19 pandemic, has been recognized as a “Colorado Hospital Superhero,” an...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

City of Durango offers restaurants partial reimbursement of delivery fees

The city of Durango is offering restaurants and food establishments utilizing third party delivery services reimbursement of fees exceeding 15% on Dec. 1 through Jan. 31, 2021. Food establishments...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Chinook Medical Gear honored for contributing to Durango’s economic diversity

Chinook Medical Gear was honored as a winner of the 2020 Governor’s Minority Business Award. Each year, Colorado’s Minority Business Office honors for-profit businesses who have contributed to the...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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