business and finance

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory exploring sale of company

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has hired a financial adviser to explore a sale of the company as it examines options to boost long-term shareholder value. The announcement comes after a multiyear...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Chainless Brewing opens on north Main in Durango

Chainless Brewing, Durango's newest brewery (and the seventh if you count the two that have left), came together through a lot of hard work and also a bit of luck. Lucas Ratcliff and Jason Hughes,...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Visit Durango embarks on new initiatives for 2019

The Visit Durango tourism office has embarked on several big initiatives this year: refreshing the Durango brand, rebuilding the Visit Durango website and redesigning the travel planner. Refreshing...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Lavender farming takes root on Western Slope

Take a trip to Sage Creations Organic Farm mid-June, and you’ll find about half of the 10-acre Palisade farm blooming with lavender. Paola Legarre has run those fragrant fields for 14 years, and...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at 3.73%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week. It was the seventh decline in the past nine weeks for the key 30-year, fixed-rate loan, which reached its lowest level since November...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Riverview Animal Hospital to open new urgent care clinic

Riverview Animal Hospital has announced the opening of their new Urgent Care Clinic starting July 1. The clinic will offer same day urgent care and walk-in appointments for any person who has a...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Best Kind Ferments to offer local products

Best Kind Ferments, owned by Durango native Dax Berney, is now offering locally-made products. Best Kind Ferments currently makes four products: kimchi, turmeric kraut, ginger kraut and traditional...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fraley named to Behavioral Health Task Force

Dr. M. Cecile Fraley has been named to the state of Colorado Department of Human Services’ newly created Behavioral Health Task Force and associated subcommittees. This task force will evaluate...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest promotes Micki Archuletta

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest recently promoted Micki Archuletta to the role of PPSW Immunization Coordinator. In her new position, Archelutta will manage vaccine ordering and delivery,...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest promotes Mandy Temple

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest recently promoted Mandy Temple to the role of Family Advocate and Care Coordinator. In her new position, Temple will provide patient and family care support and...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Home-grown CBD oil company grows as national market explodes

While other entrepreneurs were investing in marijuana after Colorado legalized it in 2012, the founders of 4 Corners Cannabis, a La Plata County company, keyed in on its lower-profile cousin, hemp....

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Urban renewal and the North Main District

When the Chamber was located in Santa Rita, I have to admit, I didn’t visit North Main as much as I should have. But now “relocating” to our new location (and new building) across from Durango High...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

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