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Housing advocates fear big HUD cuts

Fair-housing advocates and experts in urban policy say that significant cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development could be devastating to cities and low-income families across the...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Condo or townhouse? What’s the difference?

The common characteristic shared by condominiums, townhomes and planned unit developments is that the ownership of the home also involves the ownership of common areas. Examples of common areas...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: On real estate

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For millennials ready to buy a home, the pickings are slim

For years, millennials looked at owning a home as a distant fantasy. Student debt and a weak job market seemed to conspire to keep this generation stuck in their parents’ basements, if not...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Airbnb is said to explore expansion in long-term home rentals

Airbnb has quickly become a favorite destination for travelers looking for somewhere to stay on vacation. Now the home-sharing startup is interested in doing the same for people who want to find a...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County to upgrade energy efficiency codes

La Plata County’s energy efficiency codes for residential and commercial buildings are expected to make a significant leap this year, increasing current efficiency standards by about 15 percent. ...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango High School DECA members win at state

Eight Durango High School students qualified to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference after excelling at the Colorado DECA Conference. DECA is a club for emerging leaders...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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City Council candidates debate fees, housing

Durango City Council candidates outlined their views on development fees, infrastructure and homelessness, and addressed some nontraditional questions at a forum Wednesday hosted by the Durango...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ski Town Computing seizure a misunderstanding, owner says

The state of Colorado this week temporarily seized Ski Town Computing for allegedly failing to pay sales taxes. A letter dated March 7 posted on Ski Town ’s front door stated the business owed the...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango City Council OKs vacation rental permit waiting list

The Durango City Council set up a vacation rental permit wait list Tuesday to help handle demand for them in the historic neighborhoods. The list had broad support and received four votes....

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Local First’s new director to expand programs

The new managing director of Local First, Monique DiGiorgio, plans to focus on helping small, independent businesses connect with their customers, build a localist movement and expand the Eat Local...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Trails 2000 hires new crew lead

Trails 2000 has hired Emma Millar as its trail crew lead. Millar is a Fort Lewis College graduate and collegiate cycling champion. Millar will oversee the planning, construction and maintenance of...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Robots now rule at Swiss factories

In the shadows of the Alps, Swiss companies are confronting a new reality: They won’t be adding manufacturing jobs in the country anytime soon – not for humans, anyway. Faced with an unsinkable...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business