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A look at efforts to make legal pot foster social justice

NEW YORK – Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states’ debates about pot legalization. But other states and cities where recreational...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The Patio Restaurant in Ignacio sells

The Patio Restaurant in Ignacio closed in April for what owner Emily Meisner thought would be a short cleaning, but it turned into new ownership for the long-standing establishment. The restaurant...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. long-term mortgage rates slip; 30-year average at 4.06%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a fourth straight week of declines to lure prospective purchasers in the spring homebuying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Theme park to star ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Twilight’

LOS ANGELES – Some of Lionsgate’s most popular film franchises from “Hunger Games” to “Twilight” will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world’s first vertical theme park in...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Official: Sandia National Laboratories sees surge in hiring

ALBUQUERQUE – A top official with Sandia National Laboratories says the Albuquerque-based weapons research and development facility expects to hire 1,900 new employees this year. The Albuquerque...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mantell-Hecathorn Builders among top 3 for Zero Energy Ready Home certifications in Colorado

Greg and Hunter Mantell-Hecathorn recently completed and certified a custom home in Trapper’s Crossing that holds a place in the top 3 high performance builders in Colorado as part of the...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Wild Iris Wellness to move to new location

Wild Iris Wellness will move to a new location at Animas Square, unit B, 117 County Road 250, Durango, on Monday. Owner DeVere Keen Gable is a craniosacral therapist and holistic health coach and...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Local business Tailwind Nutrition receives award

Colorado-based sports drink manufacturer, Tailwind Nutrition, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. The award, a joint recognition from the Colorado...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Slew of new businesses coming to Main Avenue

Spring is a time for growth and renewal, an ethos apparently taken to heart in the downtown business district, with several new businesses sprouting with the season. Here’s a look at some of the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The push for local, renewable energy

The La Plata Electric Association election on May 2 transformed the Board of Directors into a strong majority of forward-thinking individuals who advocate for local, renewable energy. This is a...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

3.2 Beer is gone, but Colorado didn’t notice – sales jumped in January

Colorado beer sales set a new monthly record in January. When grocery and convenience stores started stocking full-strength and craft beers, it wasn’t clear how Colorado’s beer market would...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Don Vic’s Grocery offers authentic Mexican food

A long-abandoned gas station on the east side of Cortez has been transformed into Don Vic’s Mexican Grocery Store. Owner Victor Nunez purchased the building and remodeled it into a brightly colored...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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