business and finance

New marijuana dispensaries sprouting up in La Plata County

With room running out in the city of Durango, more marijuana dispensaries are moving into the unincorporated areas of La Plata County. The move, according to those in the marijuana industry, allows...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College business plan contest adds high school division

The Hawk Tank competition, which awards monetary prizes for the best business plans from Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni, will expand to add a high school division in 2019. Southwest...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction underway on residential neighborhood in Grandview area

Construction crews have been moving dirt in the Grandview area in preparation for a large development that will change the face of the commercial corridor. Developers plan to put 61 single-family...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Hyperbaric chamber now offered by private practice in Durango

A father’s quest to aid his autistic son, a midlife marriage and a woman’s recovery from traumatic brain injury helped lead to the opening of Mountain Hyperbarics in Durango. The business, at 100...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Diversion of lodgers tax makes no cents

This past week, I appeared before the City Council in a study session and expressed my concerns that the city was diverting lodgers tax revenue away from tourism marketing. I indicated that this...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Young Professionals of Durango Holiday Party Dec. 14

The Young Professionals of Durango will host a holiday party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. Durangourmet will cater, and a cash bar will be...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Lee Lutgen joins Southwest Mortgage Loans

Southwest Mortgage Loans Inc. has announced that Lee Lutgen has joined the business as a lead generator, bringing 26 years of local knowledge. Lutgen graduated from Durango High School in 2011 and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Andy Roach joins Highlands Residential Mortgage

Andy Roach has joined Highlands Residential Mortgage as the VP/Colorado area manager at the Durango office, 679 East Second Ave. Roach has worked in the residential mortgage business locally for...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest announces promotions

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest recently promoted Grecia Cruz and Destiny Salazar as family advocate and care coordinators. In their new positions, Cruz and Salazar will provide patient and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA announces pair of promotions

La Plata Electric Association recently announced that Michael Juliano has earned his journeyman lineman certification and joins the ranks of the professionals responsible for constructing and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA names new meter technician

The La Plata Electric Association announces Debbra Herrera has been named meter technician. Her position includes working with a variety of LPEA’s departments to assist with and advise about...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hotel proposed for Purgatory Resort

A new 103-room hotel with a ballroom to handle 300 people and meeting space is being proposed for Purgatory Resort just south of the base area. If approved by La Plata County, the hotel, in a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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