Business enterprises

Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town’s first bank which opened in 1882, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Surgical Hospital sees room to grow

Animas Surgical Hospital’s problem would make many businesses envious: It’s growing so fast it needs a 73,125-square-foot expansion. A second building, an ambulatory surgical center, is in the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Rum drinks to be replaced by coffee brews in Silverton

The Rum Bar, which offered mixology and fresh ingredients for cocktails, closed Thursday in Silverton and will be replaced by the Coffee Bear. Lacy Archer, general manager of the Rum Bar, said...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, community keep Allison Garage humming

ALLISON – If there’s a secret to longevity and success in a small business, the Simons family, who have run Allison Garage for 50 years, certainly have found it. Heading down Colorado 151, just...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Williams Partners sells Four Corners assets for $1.125 billion

Williams Partners LP will sell its natural gas pipeline and gathering operation in the Four Corners to Harvest Midstream Co. for $1.125 billion in cash and use the proceeds to help finance its move...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango restaurants try to accommodate customers with dogs

Sarah Trask and her pal Kenosha, a collie-mix, have found their downtown spot: 11th Street Station – where Trask can nibble and Kenosha can chill at her feet at a puppy parking lot provided by...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alert Traffic Control earns statewide honors

Earning top safety awards in a dangerous business isn’t easy. Alert Traffic Control of Bayfield is one of nine companies in Colorado recently honored for doing just that. On June 27, owner Susan...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

AlignTec and GitPrime chosen as businesses to watch

AlignTec is a relative veteran, founded in 1996, while GitPrime is but a toddler, founded in 2015, but both companies have caught the eye of people sizing up Colorado’s business environment for the...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Lieutenant Dan’ helps disabled Harley riders

Daniel “Lieutenant Dan” Holman donated a wheelchair to Durango Harley-Davidson on Thursday as a part of his mission to supply every Harley-Davidson dealership in the country with a wheelchair....

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Effort to create hemp conglomerate lands in Bodo Industrial Park

If things break CJ Murphy’s way, Durango will be known for hemp the way Detroit is known for cars and Silicon Valley is known for high-tech. In an out-of-the-way location in Bodo Industrial Park,...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Herald announces new editorial page editor

Longtime journalist Robert Meyerowitz, a veteran of covering civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador and the invasion of Panama, has joined The Durango Herald as editorial page editor. “I wanted to...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

T-shirts a popular souvenir among firefighters

Alongside the parking lot at Animas Valley Elementary School, where the 416 Fire Incident Command Post is located, a merchant is selling T-shirts. At large wildfires, selling T-shirts to...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News