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Relax: How to create a relaxing bedroom

Creating a relaxing, blissful bedroom is easy. First, think about furniture placement. There are all sorts of feng shui and folklore guidelines regarding best placement for a bed. Check in the...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: On real estate

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Vantiv, with Durango office, named nation’s top payment processor

Vantiv on Thursday was named the top payment processor in the country. The company, that has its second-largest office in Durango, processed more debit and credit transactions than any other...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Americans spent slightly more at retail stores last month

WASHINGTON – Americans spent only slightly more last month at retail stores compared with January, a sign of consumer caution despite rising optimism about the economy. The Commerce Department said...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Bar, food trucks coming to former Durango Downtown Smoke Shop site

A bar and a new home for food trucks is coming to 11th Street and Main Avenue this summer. Jaime Wisner and his son, Marcos, are remodeling the former home of the Durango Downtown Smoke Shop to...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cliffrose Garden center will open branch in downtown Cortez

A Cortez business known for its large-scale garden products is going urban, with a new location in the heart of town. Cliffrose Garden Center and Gifts has operated for about 18 years out of a...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango Coffee Co. expanding

The Durango Coffee Co. will have a lot more room for customers and entertainment, after moving the retail side of the business two doors down. “We really want to focus on community. ... What...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Charities offer best help for panhandlers

As the weather warms up, so does panhandling in downtown Durango. The Durango Business Improvement District wants to remind everyone to give to charities and not to panhandlers. The issues of...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: What's up downtown

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Seasons names new managers

Seasons Rotisserie and Grill recently added two people to its management team, Aaron Brandes as general manager and Aaron Lightenburger as office/floor manager. Brandes is from Los Angeles and has...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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X-Rock 105 announces NCAA basketball tournament

X-Rock 105 is holding a business bracket challenge for the upcoming NCAA College Basketball Tournament. All local businesses and non-profits are encouraged to participate in the free event. Plus,...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Tafoya Barrett and Associates firm gains new member

Tafoya Barrett and Associates recently hired Jandrea Fevold. Fevold graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in English communications. She and...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA to host lighting workshop March 22

La Plata Electric Association will host “Lunch and Lighting Controls Workshop,” a special lighting session to help LPEA members understand new lighting technology, save energy and lower electric...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE announces five companies for 2017 program

The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs announced the five companies selected for their 2017 program. This year’s participants are: AprèsActive, an outdoor adventure mixed...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business