Business enterprises

Cold Case Gear aims to beat the heat (or the cold)

Avid outdoor adventurers Jon and Dierdre Rosenberg were frustrated during winter expeditions when the temperature would affect Dierdre’s photography. “We’re from Minnesota, and we do a lot of...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fourth-grader’s idea sprouts family board game company

At 11 years of age, Eric Schadt is likely Durango’s youngest entrepreneur. With the aid of his older sister, Jennifer, 21, and his older brother, Paul, 16, Eric has turned his fourth grade science...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Trimble hot springs has new owners

Two Durango men have purchased Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs with plans to quickly replace the Olympic-size pool that has failed and to rename the business. Bryan Yearout and Dan Carter plan to...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tech aids growing child care business

When Vivienne McIntyre started Nifty Nanny, offering babysitting and child care camp in fall 2014, she wondered if her endeavor would ever be busy enough to truly be called a “business.” Now, after...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Three women speak on starting their small businesses

Almost everyone has played the mind game of imagining turning their good idea for a business into reality. Three businesswomen from Southwest Colorado who have made that leap offered some advice...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Women entrepreneurs bring surge of new businesses to Ignacio

IGNACIO – Nine new businesses have come to Ignacio since April, and the surge seems to be led by women. Eight out of the nine businesses were registered or co-registered by women, according to town...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s M10TEK helps identify counterfeit products

A Durango-based technology consulting company that helps firms boost their efficiency in everything from inventory tracking and product development to human resources is looking to provide a new...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Live music takes center stage at The Garage, new downtown bar

Chip Lile, owner of El Rancho Tavern, has purchased Colorado Pongas – renaming it The Garage with the aim of providing a comfortable, large downtown venue for live music. Lile and four partners...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Italian restaurant, financial firm to occupy Guido’s space

Lovers of Italian food fear not: Most of the space previously occupied by Guido’s Pizza Pasta Panini will remain focused on the cuisine from the peninsula, and a small section will be split off to...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alpacka Raft finds Mancos fine for manufacturing

Not many manufacturers call small-town America home anymore, but the stars and the development of the packrafting industry seem to have aligned to make Mancos the perfect place for Alpacka Raft....

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory exploring sale of company

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has hired a financial adviser to explore a sale of the company as it examines options to boost long-term shareholder value. The announcement comes after a multiyear...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Speedway gas convenience stores come to Southwest Colorado

Several former Conoco and Shell gas stations and Giant convenience stores in Southwest Colorado are now sporting Speedway signs. The new moniker comes as Marathon Petroleum Corp. , Speedway’s ...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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