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LPEA promotes one, adds one to staff

La Plata Electric Association recently promoted Drew Timmerman to IT supervisor and hired Lonnie Tucker to the member relations team as communications coordinator. Timmerman is from Springfield,...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Payroll Department awards grant

The Payroll Department recently selected Bear Smart Durango and Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Southwest to receive funding through its 10.4.2 grant. Bear Smart Durango educates the...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Train offers new round-trip tickets from Silverton

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to make a train trip more convenient for travelers coming from the north this summer. Starting on Thursday travelers can ride the train from...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New gaming store opens in Durango

It might come as a surprise to some that Daniel Perez, the owner of Guild House Games, does not consider himself a gamer. Perez, 47, was encouraged by his longtime girlfriend to open a gaming...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango’s KFC closed Wednesday

The Kentucky Fried Chicken at 2933 Main Ave. shut down at 9 p.m. Wednesday. According to manager Natlio Mendoza, the KFC corporate office did not want to renew that location’s lease, which resulted...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Chem-Dry to celebrate 20 years of business

Chem-Dry of the Southwest will celebrate its 20-year anniversary from 3 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Folsom Park, 33 Folsom Place. Food, drinks, music, giveaways and a bounce house will be featured. The...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Wal-Mart works to close gap between itself and Amazon

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Even after an online spending spree, it may be hard for Wal-Mart to escape the Amazon in the room. Wal-Mart’s acquisition of Jet.com and brands that appeal to younger shoppers have...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Small-business owners make the case for helping employees repay student loans

As Josh Udashkin took his luggage company Raden from a one-man operation to an outfit with nearly two dozen employees, rewarding those who helped him build out the company was important. But rather...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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RadioShack closing on Main Avenue in downtown Durango

RadioShack on Main Avenue planned to close Tuesday, signs on the building indicated. Much of the store was empty and the remaining inventory was on deep discount. Store staff and corporate...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio pawn shop opens second location in Durango

KP Pawn and Sales has opened a second location in Durango at 644 E. College Drive. The pawn shop has been operating at its Ignacio location for five years, but a saturated market led the owner to...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mancos Brewing Co. opening new location

Mancos Brewing Co. opened for business Thursday at its new location, and brewer DeWayne Jackson anticipates being able to make a lot more beer. “We’ll be able to increase our daily production at...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Iron Horse event a large boost to Durango economy

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic kicks off the summer season in Durango and retailers and businesses should expect a bump in sales. Organizers said 3,078 cyclists have registered for Iron Horse...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business