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Cattle market recovers slightly from drop in prices

Despite battles with drought, weeds, grasshoppers and unpredictable market cycles, Wayne and Melody Semler aren’t planning on retirement. “When you are in a business like this, I don’t think you...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

BID gears up for summer

The Durango Business Improvement District is busy gearing up for summer. There are several programs and projects in the works to help our downtown and uptown businesses thrive in our busiest...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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The Dapper Dog offers alternative to traditional grooming

The Dapper Dog, a mobile dog grooming business, is looking to fluff up pups where they live. Groomer Nicole Ferguson and her business partners Lee Ann and Tony Jackson started the service this...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango business owners, residents to discuss panhandling

Business owners and residents will share ideas at a town hall Tuesday about how to tackle panhandling downtown over the summer. “What we hope to accomplish with the town hall is to gather ideas...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Memorial Hospital expansion moves ahead

The $32 million expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is gaining ground, with a new emergency services station set to be completed this July. Once the entire project is done, which...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Italian bank will take cheese as collateral

Equipment. Real estate. Accounts receivable. Inventory. These are all good forms of collateral if your business is looking for a bank loan. But if you’re finding yourself a little short of these...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango City Council approves mixed-use building on Escalante Drive

A mixed-use building on Escalante Drive was approved by the Durango City Council Tuesday. Jerry and Karen Zink are proposing the three-story building that will house retail, restaurant and meeting...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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National retailer Rue 21 at Durango Mall to close

Retailer Rue 21 plans to close hundreds of locations nationwide and the location at the Durango Mall will be one of them. Rue 21 sells teen clothes for girls and boys, jewelry, makeup, shoes and...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Construction worker shortage hitting home

Homebuilders in La Plata County are preparing for a busy summer season, and some expect large projects could put pressure on a small labor pool. “I imagine that it is only going to get compounded a...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Students win cash at Hawk Tank

Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni tried to sell the judges on diamond infused hair products, dehydrated food and recycled paint during a “Shark Tank”-style business competition. The...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DHS team goes to state Go Code challenge

An app developed by Durango High School students will go up against ideas developed by professionals during the state competition of the Go Code Colorado challenge. The challenge, now in its fourth...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business