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Mobile homes a welcome change for more people

When Mary Ann Ridenour and Bill Ridenour became empty nesters last year, their 3,200-square-foot home suddenly seemed superfluous. As many couples at this stage of life do, the Ridenours decided to...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Contractors seek payment for work on Trump D.C. hotel

WASHINGTON – Their employees installed plumbing, air conditioning, baseboards and crown molding in Donald J. Trump’s $212 million luxury Washington hotel. Afterward, they say, they were stiffed....

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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More pay, greater confidence lift U.S. retail sales

WASHINGTON – Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay. Retail sales rose a seasonally...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Puzder’s fast-food allies look to defend nominee from blitz

Fast-food executives are rushing to defend the record of labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder, the controversial restaurant-chain leader who Democrats are targeting for defeat over his opposition to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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FLC entrepreneurs invited to compete for funding

The 2017 Fort Lewis College Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition will officially kickoff at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Durango Welcome Center. A formal contest information session...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Verizon supports San Juan Basin regional science fair

The San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services received a $3,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support the 2017 San Juan Basin regional science fair. For more information about the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County appoints director of human services

Martha Johnson was appointed as La Plata County’s director of human services on Jan. 4, succeeding Lezlie Mayer, who retired from the department Jan. 3 after 35 years. Johnson recently celebrated...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan County hires recovery coordinator

Kaitlyn Randolph will begin work in Silverton this month as the recovery coordinator for San Juan County. This position, funded by the Economic Development Administration with contributions from...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Mindfulness for Athletes’ free community talk at Durango Public Library

“Mindfulness for Athletes,” a free community talk on the topic of using mindfulness to enhance athletic and exercise experiences, will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Durango Public...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Know Your Dough nominated as Chamber’s nonprofit of the year

Local nonprofit organization Know Your Dough announced their nomination for the Durango Area Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year award. KYD is a local nonprofit providing financial literacy...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ryan Voegeli named home builders president

Kogan Builders project manager Ryan Voegeli has been named Home Building Association of Southwest Colorado president for 2017. Voegeli graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2009 with a degree...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Home Builders Association offering scholarships

The Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado is offering a $2,000 academic college scholarship and a $1,000 vocational/trade school scholarship to local graduating high school students...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business