Business enterprises

After 35 years, regional classified paper says goodbye

FARMINGTON – When Robert Elmore moved to Farmington in the 1980s, the Thrifty Nickel was a local city classified paper, but when he bought it in 1989, he saw the potential to turn it into a paper...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Zia Taqueria finds unique way to fund new north Main restaurant

With COVID-19 pinching cash flow, Zia Taqueria is turning to a unique way to finance it’s new building on north Main Avenue: burrito bonds. “We planned to finance it in two ways, one with cash...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Polis: In-person dining could resume in two weeks

Gov. Jared Polis said he expects restaurants across Colorado will be able to reopen to in-person dining with restrictions in about two weeks. In a Zoom meeting with journalists and small-business...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salons, shops and offices take baby step in return to normalcy

Businesses in Durango took tentative steps Friday to emerge from government-ordered restrictions and shutdowns put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. A week after most other...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement favors education over citation in enforcing Safer La Plata

Education is the focus of current enforcement efforts of San Juan Basin Public Health’s Safer La Plata order that delays most nonessential business openings in La Plata County until May 8. “The...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeslice Pizza plans to open in Three Springs

Homeslice Pizza plans to open a third location in a portion of the old Digs restaurant in Three Springs, and once that occurs, sometime in May, the north Main Avenue restaurant will close for...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New businesses spring up to battle COVID-19

COVID-19 might have delivered severe, perhaps even fatal blows to businesses, but at least two Durango business have sprung up to meet the unique demands created by the viral pandemic. Four Corners...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

PPP provides relief for some small businesses, until the money ran dry

“It was a godsend.” That was Durango Harley-Davidson owner Trevor Bird’s reaction to being funded through the Paycheck Protection Program, the $349 billion loan program put in place by the federal...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango business groups launch online store

In an effort to help closed local shops and other small businesses make it through the quarantine and social distancing imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, three business groups are opening an online...

DATE: April 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

StoneAge secures hard-to-get N95 masks

Working with a Chinese distributor, StoneAge Water Blast Tools and Equipment has secured 1,000 hard-to-get N95 masks and is working to bring in other personal protective equipment for medical...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As restaurants, inns deal with COVID-19, the scope of aid begins to emerge

In 27 years running The Rochester Hotel and The Leland House, Kirk Komick said dealing with COVID-19 is by far the toughest environment he’s ever faced. Joe Lloyd, owner of Durango Joes Coffee , is...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

COVID-19 disaster-assistance loans offered by Region 9

A disaster-assistance loan fund, which will start out with modest funding but with the expectation it will grow, has been established to help small businesses in Southwest Colorado deal with...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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