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Durango JC Penney converts to clearance center

Thousands of items at JC Penney are on clearance, touting savings up to 70 percent across the entire store. The JC Penney at the Durango Mall is one of six store locations across the nation...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

What’s Up Downtown Singing With Santa and Tree Lighting

The annual Singing with Santa and Community Christmas Tree Lighting event will be held on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The public is invited to this long-standing Durango tradition. Singing...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Bankers: Economy to remain slow in rural parts of Plains, Western states

OMAHA, Neb. – The economy will likely remain slow in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in the months ahead. The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the region remained in negative...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Lofty lumber prices could rise even more after Canada mill fire

WASHINGTON – Lumber prices that have soared amid a Canada-U.S. trade dispute could rise even higher after a fire at a British Columbia sawmill cuts supplies. Futures are trading at a 23-year high...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Granby Ranch for sale, owner says it’s ready for next level

GRANBY – The 22-year owner of Granby Ranch is listing her 7.8-square-mile ski and golf resort community for sale. The Denver Post reported Tuesday that Marise Cipriani doesn’t have a price yet, but...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Zuma Natural Foods is under new ownership

Katie Wall did not plan on purchasing a business when she decided to visit a lifelong friend in Mancos. Wall had more travels planned after a life transition in her home state of Minnesota...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos Thrift Shop adds U-Haul affiliation

The Journal U-Haul Co. of Colorado has announced that the Mancos Thrift Shop has signed on as a dealer in Mancos. Mancos Thrift Shop at 40781 U.S. Highway 160 will offer U-Haul trucks, towing...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos board appoints Heather Alvarez as town administrator

The Mancos Town Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a contract with Heather Alvarez to become the new town administrator. Alvarez has served as interim administrator, in addition to her...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

United Way hires director of operations

United Way of Southwest Colorado recently announced that Elise Savastano joined its team as director of operations. Savastano holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications and...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Treadworks purchases J/P Tire

Treadworks, a tire dealer and auto-repair company with locations in Farmington and Kirtland, N.M., recently purchased J/P Tire, located at 1776 Main Ave. in Durango. For more information, visit...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business