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Starbucks internship helps nonverbal student shine

Adam Kalk can’t speak. But what he lacks in words, he makes up for with a big smile, charisma and warm relationships with colleagues and customers at his Starbucks internship on north Main Avenue...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dumpster Beautification Project hires new director of operations

The Dumpster Beautification Project recently welcomed Jeff Hamner as director of operations. Hamner has been painting murals and inspiring young artists in the Durango area for the past few years. ...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Santa Fe Opera finds additional revenue streams

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe Opera is collaborating with other venues and opening up its stage to other performers as a means to build up its bottom line. The money that comes in from non-operatic...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

USDA opens sign-up for Market Facilitation Program

Sign-up continues through Dec. 6 for the Market Facilitation Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to assist farmers who suffer damages because of tariffs imposed on agricultural...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Employee share owned plans: A business model with a superpower

Kerry Siggins and Michael Russell are believers that an employee-owned model for business provides tools to get the most out of workers. Siggins, CEO of StoneAge Inc. , maker of waterblast tools...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Recovery, revamp and refresh

As we round the corner toward the end of 2019, we reflect on another successful tourism season and Visit Durango’s accomplishments over the past year. During the 416 Fire, Visit Durango quickly...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Builders Hunter and Greg Mantell-Hecathorn honored at conference

The U.S Department of Energy has announced the winners of the 2019 Housing Innovation Awards. Local builders Hunter and Greg Mantell-Hecathorn, principals of Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, had the...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio residents share dreams for creative district

IGNACIO – Ignacio community members dream of a movie theater, breweries and even a college campus in the town’s future creative district. Meanwhile, the steering committee is wading through an...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado town split over allowing pot sales

DOLORES – The Dolores Town Board’s debate on whether to legalize in-town sales of marijuana was a story of threes that failed to reach resolution. The board had three options, voted three times and...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Empty storefronts to become temporary art exhibits

Empty storefronts windows along Main Avenue in Durango could be packed with art displays this holiday season to beautify and liven up the downtown. The city’s Creative Economy Commission set aside...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Columbine Landscapes promotes crew member

Columbine Landscapes has announced the promotion of Colleen Hefferan. Hefferan has been a part of the crew since 2017. Her leadership skills, refined attention to time management and planning have...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

4Core welcomes new employees

4Core recently welcomed two new employees to their team. Weston Medlock moved to Durango in early 2019, coming from Boone, North Carolina. Medlock is excited to apply his degree in sustainable...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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