Business enterprises

The empowering effect of business ownership

Stephanie Sands, a single mother who worked for five years as an employee cleaning houses and running property maintenance errands, now owns and runs Home Huggers Durango, a new role for her that...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Tracing the grains that make up Durango Craft Spirits’ bourbon

Judging by the medals sitting behind Durango Craft Spirits’ bar, the distillery’s Cinder Dick bourbon is a clean and smooth quality spirit. The caramely, slightly sweet two-year bourbon has been...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango’s gas man plans to retire

Sammy Denham might be the most popular guy in Durango. That’s what happens when you spend 42 years managing the gas station that almost always offers the lowest prices in town. Denham, 73, who...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Craft brewer teams with marijuana businessmen on THC-infused seltzer water

One of the hottest segments in the beverage industry is the increasing popularity of seltzer waters. Among the fastest growing consumer discretionary sectors is the recreational marijuana industry....

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

If you wanted a historian on how the ever-changing economy has altered lifestyles in Southwest Colorado, you probably couldn’t find anyone better than Con Kemple. Kemple will be closing Farmers...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield firm looks to revolutionize wastewater treatment

BAYFIELD – A small, 3½-year-old firm is talking to venture capitalists and angel investors looking for $1.3 million in investments by May to commercialize a chemical compound to clean wastewater...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

In new space, craft food maker has room to grow

Durango Artisan Foods has escaped cramped quarters on Colorado Highway 3 and is now enjoying elbow room in a kitchen double its old size. The additional space has allowed the craft food maker to...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Louisa’s Movie House set to close in March

Louisa’s Movie House, another venerable Durango business hit by the digital age, plans to hold a liquidation sale and close by the end of March unless a “unicorn” buyer materializes in the next...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Zia north remodels now, plans move in 2020

Zia Taqueria has finished a remodel of its north Durango restaurant’s entryway, but owner Tim Turner said he still intends to move one block south to a new building in spring 2020. And around the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Service station owner reimburses customers for bad fuel

Donna Cook, owner of the Sonoco gas station in Grandview, earned one loyal customer in an unusual way when she inadvertently sold him a half tank of gas mixed with water. But Mark Guenin of Pagosa...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Architects find home in 1100 block of Main

The transformation of the 1100 block of Main Avenue continues, with an architectural firm planning to move into space formerly occupied by Durango Dance in early March. Steve Gates, principal owner...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Chamber of Commerce honors Durango’s outstanding people, businesses

Joanne Spina, who capped a 30-year career in public service by leading La Plata County as manager during a time of declining revenue, was named Citizen of the Year on Thursday night at the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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