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Burger King, Tim Hortons owner adding Popeyes to holdings

The Associated Press NEW YORK – The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons is buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, with plans to accelerate the growth of the fried chicken chain. Such a move...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Seasons to host annual fundraiser Feb. 22

The eighth annual “Burning down the House” fundraiser will be 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Seasons Rotisserie and Grill, 764 Main Ave. The event will benefit the 100 Club, which provides...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Oohs & Aahs set to close as owner nears retirement

Oohs & Aahs on Main Avenue plans to close on the last day of February. After 23 years, Phyllis Burwell, the owner of the high-end furniture store and interior decorating service, plans to retire...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County building codes to take on tiny house provisions

La Plata County could take another tiny step toward housing diversity by considering a brand new international building code provision to address tiny house construction. “The International Code...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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More home sale agreements falling apart

Spending months to find the perfect home in your price range, only to have your mortgage application rejected or a home inspection turn up expensive repairs, is a nightmare – one that is coming...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Region 9 announces ‘Lender of the Year’

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado awarded Tom White, commercial lender at Bank of the San Juans, its “Lender of the Year” award. White started his banking career...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Gervais & Associates hires new tax professional

Gervais & Associates recently hired Kevin Smith. Smith received a degree in business administration from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of South Florida. He is currently...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas Detail opens new location

Animas Detail is now open by appointment at its new location at 1713 County Road 203. To schedule an appointment, call 903-7267.

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New housing starts fall across U.S.

WASHINGTON – U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes last month, led by a drop in apartment construction. The number of new housing starts declined 2.6 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Main Avenue buildings may be redeveloped

A proposal to tear down two buildings in the 1100 block of Main Avenue and a building on Narrow Gauge Avenue was floated during a Historic Preservation Board meeting Wednesday. The plans for the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Optimism among homebuilders weakens

U.S. homebuilders are feeling a bit less confident this month, reflecting a dimmer outlook for sales in the months ahead and fewer would-be buyers dropping by builders’ sales offices. The...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Nifty Nanny carves out niche in child care

This fall, Vivienne Yeagy decided not to return to teaching in favor of growing her own child-care business, Nifty Nanny. “I really wanted to be able to invest my time in the families of Durango,”...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business