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College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Time was when renting an apartment in one of this college town’s funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Now, renting in Cambridge can feel like...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Baker’s Bridge Vet relocates to old Appaloosa building

After months of remodel work, Baker’s Bridge Veterinary recently announced that its new clinic, located in the old Appaloosa Trading Co. building on County Road 203, is now open. Owner Michael...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

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Thirty-year fixed mortgage rate rises to 3.83 percent

WASHINGTON – Long-term mortgage rates rose this week, lifting the 30-year fixed mortgage from the lowest levels of 2017. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the 30-year fixed mortgage rate was...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Disasters increase home prices

It’s been a bad few weeks for natural disasters. A series of hurricanes ripped through Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, killing hundreds and racking up hundreds of billions of dollars in damage....

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Annual Parade of Homes celebrates 14 years

The 14th annual Parade of Homes is Sept. 22-24, and features 14 stops along the route from Durango to Pagosa Springs. Hosted by the Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado, the event...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

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First Southwest Bank hires teller

First Southwest Bank recently hired a new teller, Swarvoski Little, to its team. Little is from Ismay, Utah, in the Navajo Nation, and studied at Utah State University. About Southwest Bank’s...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Four Corners Community Bank officially family-friendly

Four Corners Community Bank was recognized by Family Friendly New Mexico for its workplace policies. Developed by New Mexico Task Force on Work Life Balance, the program recognizes businesses with...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers market to host taste testing

​As part of the latest Western Risk Management Grant, food producers can have their products taste-tested by consumers at the Durango farmers market Sept. 30 at in the parking lot of First National...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Fuzziwig’s enters franchise agreement

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory recently entered into a master franchise agreement with Scheels All Sports. According to a news release, the first three stores, to open over a year and a half, will be...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Four Corners Health Care promotes three

Four Corners Health Care Center recently promoted three of its staff members to positions: Bryan Chapman was promoted to rehabilitation manager. Stacey Chavez was promoted to life enrichment...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Rochester Hotel concerts benefit nonprofits

From proceeds collected during the Community Concert Series at the Rochester Hotel Secret Garden, 10 nonprofits in La Plata County received $1,500, with a $200 bonus. The organizations include:...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Adult Day Care announces new partnership

Adult Day Care at Our Place, a daytime respite care for adults, and First United Methodist Church of Durango outreach, recently partnered with Colorado Respite Coalition and was added to the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business