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How many hotel rooms in Durango are too much?

Durango’s lodging industry is looking at ways to make room for 475 new hotel rooms that will come online in the next 1½ to two years. “It’s scary as a lodger. It’s too much, too soon, but at the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Gem Village now a stop on information superhighway

Tracy McCracken, owner of Valley Feed and Ranch Supply in Gem Village, is looking forward to the end of September – when she expects to merge onto the information superhighway after struggling for...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Portland goes old school on electric scooters

PORTLAND – The stereotypical electric scooter rider is a tech-savvy millennial on the go, with access to a smartphone and the tolerance for risk that early adopters tend to flaunt. How do you...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

4 ways to get a sale price when there isn’t a sale

If you don’t see a sale sign, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a deal. Here are four ways you could save money the next time you shop online or in person. Sign up If you’re willing to supply a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

HP pitches 3D metal printer in bid to expand in manufacturing

NEW YORK – HP Inc., the largest maker of personal computers, is making a big push into the manufacturing industry with its first printer that can churn out 3D metal parts. HP is unveiling the Metal...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

What’s in the Amazon box?

NEW YORK – Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon says the Christmas...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Amazon begins building delivery fleet

NEW YORK – Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer. The company said...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates climb again

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates this week jumped to their highest level since the start of August, raising costs for would-be home buyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Kroger results disappoint, especially compared to Walmart and Target

NEW YORK – Kroger Co.’s shares fell after the supermarket chain missed analysts’ estimates and margins continued to narrow in the company’s fiscal second quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 1.6...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Toys to get kids outdoors

NEW YORK – The world is full of high-tech children’s toys. But there’s a movement afoot to bring back some simpler playthings – ones that invite kids to explore the outdoors and tap into their...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Young Professionals to meet at James Ranch

Young Professionals of Durango will hold a networking meet-and-greet and a tour of James Ranch from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27. The event cost is $20 per person and is limited to 40 attendees. The fee...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Register now for Chamber’s Tabletop Expo

Booth spaces are now available for the 2018 Business After Hours Tabletop Expo, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the DoubleTree Hotel. For more information or to register, send an...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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