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New Mexico leads U.S. in pecan production

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The numbers are in and U.S. agricultural officials say New Mexico marked a record year of pecan production in 2019 to lead the nation. The National Agricultural Statistics...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durangoan Lisa Bloomquist appointed to Affordable Housing Advisory Council

Durangoan Lisa Bloomquist was appointed to a three-year term to the Affordable Housing Advisory Council. Bloomquist is one of 12 AHAC members who advise FHLBank Topeka on the administration of its...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Bralee Inman joins Daisy’s Salon

Bralee Inman, professional cosmetologist and stylist, has joined the team at Daisy’s Salon, 121 E. 10th St. Inman is looking forward to sharing her talented ability to color, cut and design hair...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

4-story building proposed for East Second Ave. in Durango concerns neighbors

A proposed four-story building near East Second Avenue and College Drive has neighbors worried it will tower over existing homes. But the developer contends it is simply the first step in...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to review investments for environmental, social impact

Fort Lewis College announced Monday a portion of its investments – about $7.8 million – will be vetted annually for its impact on humanity and the environment. Students have been advocating since...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tech startups come to the Mountain West, but can they grow?

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Tech startups have been migrating into cities all around the Mountain West, from Denver to Salt Lake City to Boise. However, when it comes to them taking over as the nation’s...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico confronts backlog of wage-theft complaints

SANTA FE – New Mexico is struggling to clear a backlog of about 1,900 complaints of wage theft linked to enforcement of the state’s minimum wage law. Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley on...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Yellow Car Country Wines: Fun, fruity wines in Cortez

Jim and Jean Wootton may not have the most sophisticated or biggest winery in Colorado, or even Montezuma County for that matter, but they may have the funnest. The couple, operating as Yellow Car...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Here’s how to help your Local First Foundation

Local First, the nonprofit organization that is the voice of local, independent businesses in La Plata County, has been serving the business community for 12 years now. We are approaching 300...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Local First

More affordable Bayfield homes attract buyers in 2019

As the median home price in Durango crept above $500,000 in 2019, Bayfield, with its more moderate prices, witnessed an almost 49% bump in its number of sales. The increased sales activity in...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does Durango have blight? The answer could help city redevelop

Does Durango have blighted neighborhoods in need of help? For some city officials and business representatives, the answer is yes. “I do think that there are areas in our community that still...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supernova furniture moves to Bodo to accommodate growth

Supernova Furniture, Sleep Gallery & Home has moved from downtown Durango to the building formerly occupied by Matlock Furniture and Mattress in Bodo Industrial Park to accommodate growth. ...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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