business and finance

Durango’s dispensaries adapt to coronavirus outbreak

Durango’s marijuana dispensaries, adapting to the coronavirus outbreak, are now offering online and over-the-phone orders, as well as curbside pickup. To limit human interaction and slow the spread...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

$10 toilet paper? Coronavirus gouging complaints surge in US

One store advertised hand sanitizer at $60 a bottle. Another was accused of hawking it at $1 a squirt. Chain stores offered $26 thermometers and face masks at the “everyday low price” of $39.95 a...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

2020 Real estate prediction: COVID-19 won’t hurt in La Plata County

COVID-19 may have changed much of the world, but the real estate market in La Plata County isn’t likely to be harmed by the outbreak of the virulent virus now causing alarm across the country and...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Supporting local business during the coronavirus

As I sit here trying to write my first column as managing director of Local First, three months into the job, the world is facing a pandemic. Whether we actually get hit hard by coronavirus or just...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | COLUMN: Local First

Durango, a restaurant mecca, goes into shutdown mode

Carver Brewing Co. is closing, Steamworks Brewing Co. is offering to-go foods from its sliding front windows, Zia Taqueria is allowing no more than five people at a time through its cafeteria-style...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton Mountain almost reopened despite ski resort closure

Silverton Mountain came close to being Colorado’s only operating ski area with plans to reopen Tuesday, but its owners ultimately decided it was not worth the risk of spreading the coronavirus. On...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census faces challenges as it aims to hire up to 500,000

ORLANDO, Fla. – The U.S. Census Bureau said it has reached its goal of recruiting more than 2.6 million applicants for the once-a-decade head count that launched for most of America this week – but...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Grasshoppers announces promotions, expansion

Grasshoppers Landscaping and Lawn Services has announced several promotions and has expanded it’s office, shop and yard. Jimmy Mahan has been promoted to lead of lawn care and the property...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain Hyperbarics welcomes Lorrie Valencia

Mountain Hyperbarics has welcomed life-long Durango resident Lorrie Valencia as a new team member and hyperbaric technician. Valencia attended the University of Arizona and Fort Lewis College...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Financial Planning to continue marketing internship program

Durango Financial Planning has announced it will continue with its marketing internship program through Fort Lewis College for its third year in a row. Ken Duncan, owner of the financial firm,...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Know Your Dough receives donation from TBK Bank

Know Your Dough, a non-profit that provides tailored, in-person financial wellness programs for local youth, was the recipient of a $1,600 financial award from TBK Bank. The money will go toward...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango inventor builds a better dispenser

If persistence pays off, William Holden should soon be in inventor and entrepreneurial heaven. By April, he plans to be selling 500 units of his paper towel and toilet paper dispensers, trademarked...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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