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Construction spending drops 1 percent in January

WASHINGTON – Builders cut back on construction spending in January by the largest amount in nine months, with weakness stemming from the biggest reduction in government activity in nearly 15 years....

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Two employees join First National Bank staff

First National Bank of Durango has hired Erica Luce as appraisal coordinator and special projects assistant, and Sherri Amershek as a universal banker at the Bayfield office. Luce graduated from...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Ska hires new chief operating officer

Ska Brewing Co. hired Steve Breezley as chief operating officer to be responsible for overseeing operations at the company’s headquarters, 225 Girard St. Breezley graduated from the master brewer...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Stillwater Music adds new board member

Stillwater Music added Chris Yeargin to its board of directors. Yeargin graduated from University of Washington in civil engineering and moved to Durango in 2014 from Angel Fire, New Mexico. He...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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LPEA hires new billing clerk

Jennifer Colomb has joined the La Plata Electric Association finance and accounting department as a billing clerk. Colomb has experience in loans and forensic mortgage analysis. She has been...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Hair After salon hires new staff

Hair After salon has hired Alecia Gust to their staff. Gust attended Detroit Barber College and worked at Pine Valley Barber in Bayfield prior to being hired in Durango. To schedule an...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Meet SCAPE companies at March 7 open house

The public is invited to attend an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at SCAPE, 1211 Main Ave., Suite 1, to meet companies launched by SCAPE, the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE adds new member to board of directors

The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs added Laura Lewis Marchino to its board of directors. Marchino has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications and a...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

The Payroll Department to offer grant until April 10

The Payroll Department will accept applications for their 10.4.2 grant until April 10. The grant was established as a source of funding for the nonprofit sector in La Plata County, and allows two...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango solar company anticipates growth despite changing atmosphere

Community solar gardens give consumers the option to pay for the power they believe in, and building the gardens helped Durango-based Konisto Companies grow 130 percent in 2016. Moreover, the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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More investment firms cut fees

NEW YORK – It keeps getting cheaper to invest. Fidelity on Tuesday became the latest company to cut its fees in an ongoing industry battle that’s helped mom-and-pop investors keep more of their own...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Owner of Louisa’s joins BID’s board

The Durango Business Improvement District just received a newly appointed board member from the city of Durango. We want to welcome Ericka Curlee to the board. Curlee and her husband, Don, own two...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: What's up downtown