New ownership transforming Days End into Motel Durango

New ownership has brought a new look and new name to an older motel on north Main Avenue. Garth Schultheis and James Coleman, Purgatory Resort owner, bought Days End in May. Since then, Schultheis...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Four named to electrical apprenticeship program

Durango Electrical Services and Nice Electric recently received certification through the U.S. Department of Labor for an electrical apprenticeship program. Spearheaded by program manager Jeff...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic Development Alliance relocates

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance recently relocated to 1315 Main Ave., Suite 208, in the Northpoint Mall. For more information, visit www.yeslpc.com .

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Guild Mortgage hires two

Guild Mortgage recently hired two staff members, Brad Cook and Claire Barker. Both employees formerly worked for Primary Residential Mortgage. Cook has lived in Durango for 25 years and was hired...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Paralegal at Anderson & Baker to attend law school

The Law Firm of Anderson & Baker recently announced that paralegal Jill Leland was accepted to Trinity Law School, and will leave the firm to pursue her degree in Santa Ana, Calif. For more...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Electric hires two

La Plata Electric Association recently hired two to its team. Shea Rivers joined the finance and accounting team as an accounting clerk. Rivers is from Seattle, moved to Durango as a teenager and...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Bold color on kitchen cabinets is a thing

Conventional wisdom says to use neutral colors or simple wood stains for anything as permanent as kitchen cabinets. Homeowners craving a burst of color have generally been advised to bring it in...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Dogs are not wolves

WASHINGTON – Tell your dog to get ready for quinoa kibble. Pet food trends are following their owners’ tastes. Even the meat-loving brands are marketing plants, the very ingredients they once...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

First Southwest Bank adds directors to board

First Southwest Bank recently appointed four new members to its board of directors: John Barlow “Barry” Spear of Durango, Bryan W. Dear of Durango, William Gerli Spears Jr. of Pagosa Springs and...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Long-term mortgage rates rise for second week, to 3.91%

WASHINGTON – Long-term mortgage rates rose for a second straight week as the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased to 3.91 percent, from 3.85 percent a week ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality’s appeal

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company’s Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Walmart sees the future and it is digital

NEW YORK – Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next fiscal year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business