Helping crime victims helps the bottom line

Victim Service Tracking may not quite be an overnight success – it’s been in operation since October 2014 – but it’s certainly hitting its stride now. The maker of software that tracks...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Local loan program helps small businesses in Southwest Colorado overcome COVID-19

When Momentum Fitness needed some tender loving financing to carry it through the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned to the Rapid Response and Recover Fund offered by First Southwest Community Fund....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Journey from Moldova to Durango leads Lana Spinu to open consignment shop

Lana Spinu’s path to become a small-business owner has been longer and filled with more obstacles and surprises than most, but that probably goes with the territory when you arrive in Durango in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado business accelerator unveils 2020 class

The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs, like many events around Durango, reinvented itself for 2020 to deal with restrictions required by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Longtime Durango Sports Club owner dies

David Rick Farmer, the longtime owner of Durango Sports Club, a business that grew out of his passion for physical therapy, died Sept. 15 at home after a long battle with prostate cancer. Farmer,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new hand on deck to offer assistance to small businesses

The novel coronavirus might have thrown a wrench into many businesses in 2020, but the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is working to bolster its capacity to help them. Through...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico small businesses eligible for grants

Help is on the way for small businesses in San Juan County through the New Mexico Small Business Continuity Grant. The cities of Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield and town of Kirtland and San Juan...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango High School junior starts hand-sanitizer business

When COVID-19 restrictions eliminated Samantha Newcomer’s summer job at Alcé restaurant in Dalton Ranch, the Durango High School junior decided to take her parents’ advice: She started her own...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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