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Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal

DENVER – A ski resort company that stretches from Quebec to Colorado was purchased Monday by the Aspen Skiing Co., setting up seismic changes in a sector with few multistate ski operators. Aspen...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Colorado set to prohibit marijuana co-op growing operations

DENVER – Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot for other...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County economy slowing

After record-breaking sales over the Christmas season, the economy slowed down more than normal in Durango. General city sales tax collections fell from about $1 million last January to $990,682...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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86-room hotel is coming to Camino del Rio

An 86-room hotel that gained approval this week will replace a building on Camino del Rio, displacing several businesses, including the Rock Lounge and Animas Herbal Wellness Center. High rent and...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Boarding Haus plans move to downtown

The Boarding Haus will move from north Main Avenue to downtown in May. Boarding Haus owner John Agnew is remodeling the former home of Inferno Board Shop at the corner of 10th Street and Main...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Restaurants, health services, homes planned for Escalante Drive

The Arc of Spring, a metal flower, marks the spot on the corner of Escalante Drive and River Road where new shops, health services and homes will likely open in 2019. Jerry and Karen Zink are...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Court denies mustang appeal sought by Nevada counties

RENO, Nev. – Wild horse advocates in Nevada scored a victory Monday in an ongoing legal battle with rural interests they say want to round up federally protected mustangs across the West and sell...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mexican Logger returns, with ever-growing fanfare

When sales slump for macro brews such as Coors, Bud Light and Miller Lite, the marketing wizards have an easy fix: redesign the packaging, purchase commercial spots and add gimmicks to the cans – a...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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First National Bank adds three to team

First National Bank of Durango recently hired Liz Hoover as an interim staff development manager and trainer, Robert Lanse as a universal banker and Linda Rector as a finance administrative...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Take Shape for Life adds team member

Take Shape for Life weight-loss program recently added independent health coach Pat Demarest to their team. Demarest will help residents lose weight and achieve optimal health in his position. For...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Presentation about nonprofits to be held at rec center

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado will offer an informational presentation and brown-bag lunch about nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Thrive! adds hundredth employer to recognition program

La Plata County Thrive! Living Wage Coalition added their hundredth employer to their employer recognition program in March. To qualify for the program, La Plata County employers must pay their...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business