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Bayfield tile import company finds success on web

The shift to online shopping, sometimes viewed as a threat to small retailers, is the foundation of Bayfield-based Mexican Tile Design’s business. Andy Kayner and his wife, Jenny Wrenn, import...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Brighten your Durango home for ‘Blue Monday,’ remainder of winter

Blue Monday – the term coined for the supposed “most depressing day of the year,” which falls on the third Monday in January – is approaching. Though Blue Monday’s origins are baseless and...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mobile homes a welcome change for more people

When Mary Ann Ridenour and Bill Ridenour became empty nesters last year, their 3,200-square-foot home suddenly seemed superfluous. As many couples at this stage of life do, the Ridenours decided to...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Appaloosa Trading Co. reopens near state line on Highway 550

Appaloosa Trading Co. reopened in December in the Twin Crossing’s building on U.S. Highway 550, two miles from the state line. The shop on County Road 203 near Hermosa Creek closed in May and much...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contractors seek payment for work on Trump D.C. hotel

WASHINGTON – Their employees installed plumbing, air conditioning, baseboards and crown molding in Donald J. Trump’s $212 million luxury Washington hotel. Afterward, they say, they were stiffed....

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Vantiv donates to Fort Lewis College computer engineering program

Fort Lewis College’s new computer engineering program, set to start in the fall, got a financial boost from Vantiv this week. Vantiv, a payment-processing company, donated $25,000 to the degree...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango residents raise concerns about proposed Camino del Rio hotel

Residents expressed concerns about the displacement of 12 businesses, traffic along Camino del Rio and the loss of views at a meeting Wednesday about a proposed hotel on Camino del Rio. A proposed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Puzder’s fast-food allies look to defend nominee from blitz

Fast-food executives are rushing to defend the record of labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder, the controversial restaurant-chain leader who Democrats are targeting for defeat over his opposition to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango City Council proposes marijuana shop buffers

Marijuana business may face new rules this spring aimed at creating a buffer between shops. The Durango City Council favored a 250-foot radius between shops at a meeting Tuesday. The councilors...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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FLC entrepreneurs invited to compete for funding

The 2017 Fort Lewis College Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition will officially kickoff at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Durango Welcome Center. A formal contest information session...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Verizon supports San Juan Basin regional science fair

The San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services received a $3,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support the 2017 San Juan Basin regional science fair. For more information about the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County appoints director of human services

Martha Johnson was appointed as La Plata County’s director of human services on Jan. 4, succeeding Lezlie Mayer, who retired from the department Jan. 3 after 35 years. Johnson recently celebrated...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business