Mountain Bike Specialists to celebrate half century of business

Mountain Bike Specialists will celebrate 50 years of doing business from noon to 6 p.m. March 1. An open house that includes drinks and snacks will be held at the bike shop, 949 Main Ave. “We are...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County manufacturers look to form a business alliance

Can La Plata County become a manufacturing hub to rival the great manufacturing centers of the Rust Belt? Well, probably not. But a budding effort to create better networking among the region’s...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Pongas enters agreement to improve alcohol serving practices

The Durango Local Licensing Authority unanimously approved an agreement with Colorado Pongas on Tuesday that resolves alleged liquor license violations the pool hall and bar faced. City Attorney...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Joes owner Joe Lloyd expands coffeehouse footprint to stay viable

Joe Lloyd had to be convinced to include his name in what is now one of Durango’s most ubiquitous retail storefronts. Chances are, if you need a caffeine boost to jump-start your morning batteries,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program boosts 5 regional firms

Five new businesses have been selected to participate in a business-accelerator program that has helped seed 19 different Southwest Colorado firms with $4.7 million in investments and created 75...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Original bike shop owner returns to Durango, repurchases Pedal the Peaks

Longtime cyclists in Southwest Colorado may see a familiar face behind the wrench at Pedal the Peaks bicycle shop in downtown Durango. David Howard, who owned the shop from its opening until 2004,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s internet aims to quicken its pace

If you’ve noticed a better Netflix stream lately and wondered if Durango’s internet speeds have increased, the answer is: Yes, indeed, they just may have. If your internet speeds have not...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Family of New Mexican tea lovers to open shop in downtown Durango

A family of New Mexico tea lovers plans to open its first shop in Colorado in the Main Avenue space previously occupied by Stuart’s of Durango. Bailey Huffmon said about 50 percent of The Old...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Sun sets on Del Sol clothing shop on Main Avenue in Durango

Eileen Maddox, owner of Del Sol, a clothing shop at 858 Main Ave., plans to close the store at the end of January, but she will remain in Durango and plans to spend more time with her...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

2017: A year about land use, health and play in Dolores

The Dolores area experienced successes and controversy in 2017. Ron Kotarski Jr. playground closes The story that got the most attention in Dolores was the closing of the popular Ron Kotarski Jr.,...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez deli offers locally raised meats, Hungarian style

The owners of Blue Sky Farms in Lewis have opened up the Cortez Meat Market and deli at 119 E. Main St. in Cortez. The market sells cuts of locally raised pork, lamb and beef, plus cold cuts,...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Dolores passes town budget for 2018 as tax revenues fall

The Dolores town board passed the 2018 budget recently. The budget is based on an estimated income of $921,731, derived from utility fees, grants, property taxes and sales taxes. Total expenses to...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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