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Local father-son team wins housing award

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that local father-son team, Greg and Hunter Mantell-Hecathorn, principals of Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, were included among the nine winners in the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain Middle opens health center

Mountain Middle School and Pediatric Partners of the Southwest In The Schools recently announced that the MMS school-based wellness center is open. A physician from PPSW, a school nurse from MMS...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Housing Solutions wins awards

Southwest Colorado Housing Solutions for the Southwest received two awards from Colorado Community Action Association, in categories “Strategic Thinking for Long-Term Solutions” and “Mobilizing...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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E7 Systems serving new niche: Self-pour beer systems

If you’ve ever squeezed between two people at a bar to order a drink and wished you could just step behind the counter and pour your own, a solution is emerging. E7 Systems , a Durango company,...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Meet the groups behind Durango’s economic scene

Recently, I met with the directors of the following economic development organizations in Durango. These organizations, referred to as the A,B,C,D, & L group, are as follows: “A” stands for...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

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Durango Spice Co. brings the flavor

When Ann Woods and Andrew Cornett moved to Durango last summer, they noticed the mountain town was missing a spice store. “We saw there wasn’t a spice store downtown. Durango is a tourist town, and...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez speak-easy to open in former Pepperhead location

Just a few months after Pepperhead Restaurant closed, two of its former employees are opening their own restaurant in the same spot. Micky and Sandra Colorado are in the final stages of preparing...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Connect 4 goes back to the drawing board on broadband

The Connect 4 Broadband Initiative has a new strategy to move forward with a countywide internet project that has been stalled since early 2016. For more than a year, representatives from the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply

DENVER – Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Pediatric Partners of the Southwest hires one

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest recently hired pediatrician Dr. Jessica Marsh to its staff. Marsh graduated medical school from University of Kentucky and completed pediatric residency at...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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LPEA employee joins Milsoft advisory board

La Plata Electric Association recently announced that engineering IT specialist Brad Fuqua was elected to serve a two-year term on the Milsoft Utility Solutions Advisory Board. As a board member,...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Association of Realtors to offer grant funding

Durango Area Association of Realtors is accepting applications for grant funding from local nonprofits. Organizations must be located in La Plata or San Juan county to qualify. All applications...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business