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Helping ease winter doldrums

Golfers fighting cabin fever this winter can get their swings in with the help of a new indoor simulator in downtown Durango.Alan Weaver, co-founder of DreamWeaver Designs, has installed what he...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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Number of real estate agents declining

Membership in the Durango Area Association of Realtors slipped 15 percent during the last two months before recovering slightly, reflecting the downturn in real estate sales.The real estate...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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Banks plan Grandview branches

Local banks are charging ahead despite the national economic recession.Bank of the San Juans and First National Bank of Durango both plan to open branches in Grandview, although the branches are at...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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Google's new maps create social mapping 'Latitude'

SAN FRANCISCO - With an upgrade to its mobile maps, Google Inc. hopes to prove it can track people on the go as effectively as it searches for information on the Internet.The new software, released...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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New grocery to fix parking problems

Durango is adding a seventh grocery store with the arrival of Natural Grocers, and with the arrival comes a plan to improve parking in the lot, which the former tenants described as problematic.The...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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Seasons about to reopen

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill has rehired 70 percent of its employees it had at the time of the February 2008 fire that destroyed the restaurant in downtown Durango.Seasons, 764 Main Ave., is again...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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Domino's completes move

Domino's Pizza has moved to the new East Animas Village development on Florida Road to take advantage of more parking and easier access.Franchise owner Bob Gregory, of Farmington, said the move...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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Couple buys Steaming Bean

A Durango couple has bought Steaming Bean Coffee Co. from Julie Dunn, who had owned the business for a decade.Ivan and Rhonda Unkovskoy, longtime Durango residents, purchased the business Jan. 19....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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Economic stimulation is partly politics

I am beginning to sound like a broken record. And all I have to do is open the newspaper for more fodder.And as of Monday, we get this good news about job cuts: 50,000 from firms like Caterpillar,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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Fractured plans

La Campanella, the Italian-style development on north Main Avenue, is moving to fractional ownership after selling only three units in three years.The developers are asking $98,868 to $159,000 for...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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Home Slice to close for renovations

Home Slice Pizza will close for two weeks to accommodate a major remodel.The Durango eatery will close beginning Monday with the aim of reopening Groundhog Day, Feb. 2.Home Slice will be getting a...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Revenue at chocolate factory drops 15%

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory last week reported a 15 percent slide in revenue for the three months ending Nov. 30, compared to the same period in 2007.Chief Operating Officer Bryan Merryman, in...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business