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Drones help farmers detect disease, manage water

Drones can change how farmers detect disease, look for pests and manage water and fertilizer – ultimately allowing them to save money. “They are pretty amazing toys,” said Steve Miles, as his drone...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New business incubator coming to downtown Durango

A new downtown business incubator, the Launch Pad, is planned in the 1100 block of Main Avenue by a longtime Durango family, the Turners. Launch Pad will offer flexible office space in some 5,000...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango landscape architects integrate form and function

As Southwest Colorado’s decades-long economic evolution from resources extraction and ranching to recreational, historical and agricultural tourism and retirement communities continues, towns are...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Barefoot clothing shop opens on Main Avenue in Durango

Barefoot Durango, a clothing and household goods shop, will open next week in a space formerly occupied by Schlotzsky’s, a sandwich shop in the 800 block of Main Avenue. All evidence of...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

There’s quite a lot to do at Durango’s May events

As the locals know, there is never a lack of things to do in Durango. May always starts off events season in town, and there are several things coming up in the next month that you want to get on...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Can your boss require vaccinations for measles?

As the worst measles outbreak in the United States in decades has continued to spread, Atlanta employment lawyer Howard Mavity has started hearing a new question from his clients: Can we make our...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. long-term mortgage rates decline; 30-year average 4.10%

WASHINGTON – U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week for a second straight week, reversing the upward trend in April as a lure to potential home buyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Rental price for two-bedroom units hits $1,400 in Durango

The cost of renting a two-bedroom home in Durango rose 20% in four years, bringing the median cost to $1,400 per month, according to a new housing report. Region 9 Economic Development District of...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Wells Group member Justin Osborn recognized

Justin Osborn was recently recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents. With over 1.3 million Realtors in the country, Justin is honored to be recognized by such a prestigious club....

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Chamber of Commerce to host local healthcare forum

Durango Chamber of Commerce will host a local healthcare forum from noon to 5 p.m. on May 20, in the Pullman Room, at Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Topics to be discussed include: State of Health...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Volunteer sought for downtown Durango cleanup

Volunteers are sought for the 16th annual Clean Day, which will be held from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. in downtown Durango. Anyone who wishes to volunteer should meet at the Durango Chamber of Commerce...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New boxing gym offers training for seniors, Parkinson’s patients

George Keen, 90, picked up boxing gloves 10 months ago after giving up pickleball for fear of injury. The noncontact boxing training with coach Katy Kopec has helped improve his strength and...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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