business and finance

US average long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.81%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week after three weeks of holding steady, tipped higher by expectations that the Federal Reserve could reduce interest rates soon. Mortgage...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango has been changed for good

As they say, nothing is more constant than change. We hate it, fight it, love it, embrace it. The stages we go through are denial, resistance, exploration and commitment. But no matter what, it’s...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Clothing and home goods shop opens in Cortez

A clothing and home goods shop has opened on East Main Street in Cortez and aims to offer shoppers more retail choice. The space formerly home to ImageNet Consulting was remodeled into a more open...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cheeseshire Cat food truck is a culinary smile

A festive, new food truck serves up healthy American fare out of a converted camp trailer with an Alice in Wonderland theme. The Tunick family started up the Cheeseshire Cat in honor of their...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Home sales decrease in La Plata County, Durango

The number of homes sold in La Plata County and Durango continues a multi-year decline in most categories, while median and average prices appear to be plateauing, at least temporarily, according...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Workshop to examine new tax rules

A workshop examining new rules on collecting and filing taxes imposed by the Colorado Department of Revenue will be presented from 8 to 9 a.m. July 30 in the Conference Room of the Durango Chamber...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cottage Foods training to be held Wednesday

La Plata County Colorado State University extension will offer a food safety training class for Cottage Foods producers from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. ...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Absolute Physical Therapy and Wellness welcome David Cummins

Absolute Physical Therapy and Wellness has welcomed David Cummins, DPT, to its team. Cummins earned his doctorate in physical therapy at Regis University and has worked with patients suffering from...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mahogany Grille welcomes new head chef

The Strater Hotel’s Mahogany Grille welcomes head chef, Renee Proto. Proto has been a chef for more than 20 years and has been in Durango for four years. She loves to create new things and...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Strater Hotel announces new human resources manager

Strater Hotel welcomes Brandi Aragon to the Strater family as its new human resources manager. Aragon has held prior positions involving HR compliance, risk management, payroll services and...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

UberEats in Durango: It’s fast. It’s good. But it will cost you.

Hungry at work? The convenience of big city food delivery has arrived in Durango. UberEats will deliver sandwiches, pizza or pancakes to your door. But it’ll cost you. Last week, The Durango...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New business teaching toddlers arts, crafts, cooking

Toddlers practiced their motor skills chopping bananas for fruit salad last week as part of the first week of classes offered through Rocky Mountain Arts for Tots, a new business. “And now you’re...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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