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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

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COVID-19 disaster-assistance loans offered by Region 9

A disaster-assistance loan fund, which will start out with modest funding but with the expectation it will grow, has been established to help small businesses in Southwest Colorado deal with...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses report losing at least 70% of sales

More than half of Durango and La Plata County businesses responding to a survey about the COVID-19 pandemic say they have lost 70% of their business or closed their doors. Two hundred and...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Elwood Staffing assisting with critical staffing needs

Elwood Staffing is assisting local businesses with critical staffing needs as the community navigates these challenging and uncertain times. They are ready to support businesses and their staffing...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Absolute Physical Therapy now providing telehealth consults

Absolute Physical Therapy is now providing telehealth consults. Some insurers (Medicare, Medicaid, Pinnacol, Triwest and UHC) are now covering telehealth expenses during this time, and the list is...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy welcomes new provider Carey Pedersen, NP

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center has welcomed family nurse practitioner Carey Pedersen to Mercy Family Medicine-Horse Gulch, 810 East Third St., Ste 201. Pedersen specializes in...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy Regional Medical Center names Interim Chief Executive Officer

Centura Health has appointed Mike Murphy as interim Chief Executive Officer for Mercy Regional Medical Center. Murphy, a resident of Durango for nine years, has served and will continue to serve as...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy’s Chief Operating Officer’s last day on the job to be April 10

After 10 years with Centura Health – Mercy Regional Medical Center, Will McConnell has announced his plans to pursue a new health care opportunity outside of Colorado. McConnell’s last day will be...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico cancels national tourism campaign amid virus

RIO RANCHO, N.M – The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered, and...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

EXIT Realty Home & Ranch to host lunch ‘n learn for those looking for a career in real estate

EXIT Realty Home & Ranch will host a lunch ‘n learn for those looking for a career in real estate from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Helping people to buy and sell homes, invest in real estate or...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Podiatrist finds natural healing power

Kelly Winlock, a below-the-knee amputee, spent years trying and failing treatments to heal leg wounds, but only in the past six months has he discovered a cure with a product that uses a membrane...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Know Your Dough receives donation from ASAP Accounting & Payroll Inc.

Know Your Dough, a nonprofit that provides tailored, in-person financial wellness programs for local youths, was the recipient of a $400 financial award from ASAP Accounting & Payroll Inc. to...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Don’t worry, we will come through this

The worst thing you can do is panic and react based on fear. That said, we need to band together and pull through. Durango has historically, since its founding, been a “boom and bust” town. If...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

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