Business enterprises

Hunt is on for industrial, office space in La Plata County

In an effort to help existing businesses expand and to attract new firms, an inventory of light industrial and office space available for lease or purchase is being compiled in La Plata County....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s Main Avenue retail merry-go-round takes a spin

Autumn is a time for change and that is true not only for the weather but for the retail scene on Main Avenue, where several shops and restaurants are relocating and some new ones have opened....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Landis Boot & Shoe Repair closes after 90 years

Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, which has operated continuously since 1928, closed its doors at the end of the month. “We had a few offers to buy it, but they never came through, and I wanted to...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango company tout’s town’s benefits in recruitment

If the boosters of economic diversification in Durango created a poster, their poster child would be Swan Global Investments. The firm , now with 12 Durango employees and located on the second...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Al Harper: ‘Every crisis makes you better’

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s struggle with fire and flooding in June and July was not its first bout with nature for a line that traces its origins to 1881. The roundhouse was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County OKs first hemp processing plant

Montezuma County commissioners have approved the first hemp processing plant pending state permits and expect to begin operations soon. Ayani Botanicals, 11012 U.S. Highway 491 north of Cortez,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Company in Durango uses 3D printing to design rocket engines

Since 2009, Daudi Barnes and his team at Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test has offered state-of-the art testing facilities for rocket engines on a 2-acre site east of the Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Craft Spirits goes big on small-batch liquors

Durango Craft Spirits expects to open a 1,500-foot expansion by the end of the month, which will mainly help it double production of its craft bourbon from two barrels a month to four. “We just ran...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Seasons restaurant, a mainstay in downtown Durango, is for sale

Karen and Wayne Barger, owners of Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, a mainstay on Main Avenue in Durango, have listed the fine dining restaurant for sale for $2.25 million. Karen Barger said after the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steaming Bean pours its last cup of coffee, calls it quits

With sales lagging after a tough summer of fires and floods and the opening of a competing business next door, the Irish Embassy Pub has pulled the plug on the Steaming Bean coffee shop that...

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

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

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