Business enterprises

Alan Plummer Associates acquires FEI Engineers

FEI Engineers, a water and wastewater engineering firm with offices in Durango and Denver, has been purchased by Alan Plummer Associates Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-based water and wastewater...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Natural Foods sets vote to shutter operations

Member-owners of Durango Natural Foods will vote later this month on whether to dissolve the cooperative or elect a new board in an attempt to make the nonprofit financially stable. DNF is...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

College buddies open ski bar south of Purgatory Resort

North Animas Valley residents have a new night spot a half mile from the entrance of Purgatory Resort after college buddies Kevin Wright and Joe Valerio spent two months gutting an old vacation...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Consignment shop to move into old Pizza Hut location

Chase and Jen LaCroix, owners of Durango Outdoor Exchange, are gutting the old Pizza Hut on north Main Avenue for a remodel ahead of their planned move to the space in early April. The outdoor gear...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chiropractic practice finds a home on Main

Iris Davidson is expanding her chiropractic practice – she’s adding humans to a mix of clientele that has primarily focused on dogs and horses, with only an occasional spine adjustment for an owner...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Natural Foods in cash crunch

Durango Natural Foods is facing a cash crunch and is conducting a fundraising campaign to raise $150,000, most of which would be used to pay past-due invoices from vendors. Jamie Matthews, a board...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petsense store in Durango to close

Durango’s Petsense outlet will close on Dec. 22. Chris Romero, an employee at the Durango store, said a lack of sales led to the decision to close the outlet. “With the lease coming up, the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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