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Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

WASHINGTON – Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from December to a seasonally...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cake shop opens inside Fifth Street Eatery

Decadent cupcakes are now tempting those planning to indulge in Fifth Street Eatery’s Southern dishes. After closing for three days at the end of January, the restaurant has reopened with fresh...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango council approves buffer for marijuana shops

The Durango City Council approved a 250-foot buffer between marijuana shops Tuesday night. In the Central Business District, council approved an additional regulation that would prevent marijuana...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tunisian student interning at LPEA

Rihab Ammar, a Fort Lewis College exchange student from Tunisia, has joined La Plata Electric Association as an intern as she completes her degree in engineering. Ammar was chosen for a full...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Unitarian Church to host presentation on retirement March 1

There will be a presentation on retirement from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 419 San Juan Drive. Participants will learn about personal attitudes,...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Employee returns to Russel Planning and Engineering

Darren Stewart has returned to Russell Planning and Engineering after four years of consulting engineering in the Denver/Boulder area. Stewart has served as the project manager for numerous...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Land Services announces outreach program

Southwest Land Services Inc. is offering an outreach program for seniors and owners of large acreage parcels or large agricultural properties related to estate planning and land-use issues,...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Stillwater Music welcomes new board directors

Stillwater Music recently added Amanda Sellers and David Martin to its team. Sellers graduated from Fort Lewis College with a sociology degree. She is the current marketing coordinator and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New cryotherapy spa now open

Sherri Phippen and Colleen Peterson recently opened CryoMedSpa Durango, a cryotherapy spa, at 1800 East Third Ave., Suite 101. Cryotherapy uses nitrogen to cool the human body to subzero...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Community Foundation appoints new board members

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado recently appointed Anne Finney, Michael French and Jack Morrison to its board of directors. Finney has lived in Colorado for 57 years, graduated...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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What’s up in the downhill ski business?

Colorado is synonymous with skiing. Our state leads the world in resort development, snow conditions, technology and ambiance. We are the champions. So do you know your ski industry facts? For...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: A Take on Tourism

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Spoiling for Canada fight, U.S. dairies push for Trump deal

Blame Canada. That’s what U.S. farmers say about some of the bubbling gluts weighing on the milk market, and they are eager for President Donald Trump to do something about it. While growers and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business