business and finance

Recovery, revamp and refresh

As we round the corner toward the end of 2019, we reflect on another successful tourism season and Visit Durango’s accomplishments over the past year. During the 416 Fire, Visit Durango quickly...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

USDA opens sign-up for Market Facilitation Program

Sign-up continues through Dec. 6 for the Market Facilitation Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to assist farmers who suffer damages because of tariffs imposed on agricultural...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Builders Hunter and Greg Mantell-Hecathorn honored at conference

The U.S Department of Energy has announced the winners of the 2019 Housing Innovation Awards. Local builders Hunter and Greg Mantell-Hecathorn, principals of Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, had the...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio residents share dreams for creative district

IGNACIO – Ignacio community members dream of a movie theater, breweries and even a college campus in the town’s future creative district. Meanwhile, the steering committee is wading through an...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado town split over allowing pot sales

DOLORES – The Dolores Town Board’s debate on whether to legalize in-town sales of marijuana was a story of threes that failed to reach resolution. The board had three options, voted three times and...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Empty storefronts to become temporary art exhibits

Empty storefronts windows along Main Avenue in Durango could be packed with art displays this holiday season to beautify and liven up the downtown. The city’s Creative Economy Commission set aside...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Columbine Landscapes promotes crew member

Columbine Landscapes has announced the promotion of Colleen Hefferan. Hefferan has been a part of the crew since 2017. Her leadership skills, refined attention to time management and planning have...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

4Core welcomes new employees

4Core recently welcomed two new employees to their team. Weston Medlock moved to Durango in early 2019, coming from Boone, North Carolina. Medlock is excited to apply his degree in sustainable...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

KYD receives financial award

Know Your Dough, a non-profit that provides tailored, in-person financial wellness programs for local youth, recently received a financial award of $5600 from Swan Global Investments. The money...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Barbara Bowman receives Colorado Tourism Office Board Chairman’s Award

The Durango Area Tourism Office Board of Directors recognized Interim Executive Director, Barb Bowman for receiving the 2019 Colorado Tourism Office Board Chairman’s Award. Bowman was recognized at...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College’s inspired interns

Shay Calhoun, a Fort Lewis College graduate, discovered the importance of split-second, day-to-day communications with clients during her internship with The Rochester Hotel. Shelby Polkingham, a...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Lesson from Durangoans: Make every day count

As I originally set out to write this, I was reminded by the quote from the sage prognosticator Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around, you’ll miss it.” In the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

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