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Thrive! hires director, program coordinator

La Plata County Thrive! Living Wage Coalition recently hired Darren White as its new director and employer recognition program coordinator. For more information, visit www.thrivelaplata.org .

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Vantiv to buy Worldpay for $9.9 billion

Traditional retailers aren’t the only businesses feeling the squeeze from Amazon.com. Payment processors are too. Vantiv, the largest U.S. merchant acquirer, agreed Wednesday to acquire London’s...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New Cortez tanning salon slowly gains ground

When Donna Small took over the former Countryside Tan salon on East Main Street in January, she hoped it would become something like a tropical escape for her clients. The lifelong Montezuma County...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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LPEA engineer earns PE registration

La Plata Electric Association recently announced that staff engineer Ryne Waggoner passed the Colorado Principles and Practice of Engineering exam, administered by the National Council of Examiners...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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TripAdvisor gives Hampton Inn award

The Hampton Inn by Hilton, 3777 Main Ave., was recently awarded the 2017 TripAdvisor certificate of excellence award, a celebration of positive reviews from the past year. For more information,...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Wells Fargo advisor to give financial seminars

Two complimentary financial seminars will be given by Naomi Marty, Wells Fargo financial advisor and Durango resident, 11 a.m. to noon July 18 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 19, at the Strater Theatre,...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Welcome Center boasts 500,000 visitors

After being open for less than five years, the Durango Welcome Center, 802 Main Ave., recently announced its 500,000-plus visitors, the Ross family, Ryan Rebecca, Levi, Shelby and Bailey, of...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Why the robot takeover of the economy is proceeding slowly

Vik Singh’s company has powerful artificial intelligence software that helps firms hunt down the best sales leads. Getting somebody to use it -- well, that’s a story that says a lot about the U.S....

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New Osprey Packs headquarters nears completion

After more than a year of planning and construction, the opening of the new Osprey Packs headquarters in Cortez is within sight, facilities manager Lisa Bunker said on Wednesday. Construction on...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Music in the Mountains a huge boost for local economy

For over 30 years, Music in the Mountains has entertained Durango residents and tourists alike with a summer music festival featuring musicians from all over the world. A 2016 study conducted by...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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American AgCredit office celebrates 100 years

Nearly two dozen farmers and ranchers signed up for a loan in La Plata County in March 1917, forming a branch of the Progressive Farm Loan Association. One hundred years later, the association is...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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LPEA awards two lineman scholarships

La Plata Electric Association recently awarded Mark Kempinski of Ignacio and Alexander Svanes of Bayfield lineman scholarships, which provides two students enrolled in an electric line-worker...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business