Durango bar and eatery adds indoor seating outdoors

As COVID-19 – and the restrictions associated with it – lingers through the winter, one of the issues plaguing bars and eateries is the diminished indoor seating capacity. The Union Social House,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s real estate market immune to COVID-19

Most businesses relished seeing 2020, the year of COVID-19, fade into the rearview mirror, but there was one big exception: Real estate was hot on the Western Slope, and La Plata County and Durango...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Water Leaders Program opens applications for program, scholarships available

Water Leaders Program is now accepting application through Feb. 15. Two-day sessions begin in May and run through September. The program is a professional development opportunity uniquely designed...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Small business aid program relaunches with changes to help minority-owned businesses

Victor Uruchurtu moved to the U.S. from Mexico 12 years ago. He started his own disaster restoration business in Denver for homes with flood damage. He came close to shutting down when the pandemic...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. manufacturing output rose more than forecast in December

Production at U.S. manufacturers increased in December by more than projected, marking an eighth-consecutive month of gains as steady yet more moderate demand growth and lean inventories continue...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. retail sales fell in December for 3rd straight month

NEW YORK – Americans cut back on spending in December for the third-consecutive month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during the critical holiday shopping season. The U.S....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

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

New Mexico agency settles with oil company in well case

SANTA FE – An oil company operating in northwestern New Mexico has agreed to pay a $25,000 civil penalty as part of a settlement. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department said Tuesday...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

High court weighs compensation for business restrictions

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday as it weighs whether the state must compensate businesses for losses due to temporary closures and other pandemic-related...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Annual Colorado pot sales surpass $2 billion for first time

DENVER – Marijuana sales in Colorado in November pushed the industry’s annual revenue over $2 billion for the first time since cannabis was legalized for recreational use by a 2012 ballot measure....

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Ska Fab purchased by private equity firm

Ska Fab, the company started by Durango microbrewer Matt Vincent, a partner in Ska Brewing, and Durango machinist Dan Morris to meet the manufacturing needs of craft brewers, has been purchased by...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

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