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Durango businesses report losing at least 70% of sales

More than half of Durango and La Plata County businesses responding to a survey about the COVID-19 pandemic say they have lost 70% of their business or closed their doors. Two hundred and...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Basin Printing helping businesses with free signs

Business is slow just about everywhere in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but at Basin Printing, things are pretty busy. Basin is offering a free 2-foot-tall by 5-foot-wide banner to businesses...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 29 years, Cole Hyson to close Colorado Trading Co.

At one time, pawn shops across the country looked up the value of guns, guitars, gold and everything in between in thick indexes published right here in Durango. Now, values are determined in...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Olde Tymer’s Cafe in Durango is getting a refresh

Olde Tymer’s Cafe is replacing old, decaying piping, and while it is closed for the work, it is freshening up its dining area and upgrading its kitchen with a reopening planned for early April....

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ken & Sue’s restaurant in downtown Durango is for sale

Ken & Sue’s, a mainstay on Main Avenue for 22 years, is for sale, and owners Ken and Sue Fusco are planning to retire after helping a new owner settle in at one of Durango’s most popular...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New owner of Smiley Cafe looks to build on solid foundation

The Smiley Cafe has been purchased by Grant Andrew, who will keep and enhance its commitment to gluten-free baked goods, sandwiches and salads. “The owner before us, Carrie (Hladik), did a great...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango-based Cedar Networks purchased by Canadian firm

The purchase of Durango-based Cedar Networks by Toronto-based Ting Internet will likely mean an expansion of the Durango business that builds fiber-optic internet systems in Colorado and New...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tech startups come to the Mountain West, but can they grow?

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Tech startups have been migrating into cities all around the Mountain West, from Denver to Salt Lake City to Boise. However, when it comes to them taking over as the nation’s...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Yellow Car Country Wines: Fun, fruity wines in Cortez

Jim and Jean Wootton may not have the most sophisticated or biggest winery in Colorado, or even Montezuma County for that matter, but they may have the funnest. The couple, operating as Yellow Car...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College student wins chocolate shop

Talk about a sweet Christmas present. Aaron Stone, a senior at Fort Lewis College, was named the school’s first student winner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise. In September, the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The gold market: There’s an app for that

McAlvany Wealth Management, a well-known financial planning firm with roots as the first seller of gold bullion to Americans after it was legalized in 1975, has developed an app to bring the...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

MUNIRevs could be Durango’s next big-time business

They say big things come in threes. If so, MUNIRevs – a firm started by the former finance director for the town of Mountain Village – may be Durango’s next big homegrown business following the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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