Law enforcement favors education over citation in enforcing Safer La Plata

Education is the focus of current enforcement efforts of San Juan Basin Public Health’s Safer La Plata order that delays most nonessential business openings in La Plata County until May 8. “The...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeslice Pizza plans to open in Three Springs

Homeslice Pizza plans to open a third location in a portion of the old Digs restaurant in Three Springs, and once that occurs, sometime in May, the north Main Avenue restaurant will close for...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New businesses spring up to battle COVID-19

COVID-19 might have delivered severe, perhaps even fatal blows to businesses, but at least two Durango business have sprung up to meet the unique demands created by the viral pandemic. Four Corners...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

PPP provides relief for some small businesses, until the money ran dry

“It was a godsend.” That was Durango Harley-Davidson owner Trevor Bird’s reaction to being funded through the Paycheck Protection Program, the $349 billion loan program put in place by the federal...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango business groups launch online store

In an effort to help closed local shops and other small businesses make it through the quarantine and social distancing imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, three business groups are opening an online...

DATE: April 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

StoneAge secures hard-to-get N95 masks

Working with a Chinese distributor, StoneAge Water Blast Tools and Equipment has secured 1,000 hard-to-get N95 masks and is working to bring in other personal protective equipment for medical...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As restaurants, inns deal with COVID-19, the scope of aid begins to emerge

In 27 years running The Rochester Hotel and The Leland House, Kirk Komick said dealing with COVID-19 is by far the toughest environment he’s ever faced. Joe Lloyd, owner of Durango Joes Coffee , is...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

COVID-19 disaster-assistance loans offered by Region 9

A disaster-assistance loan fund, which will start out with modest funding but with the expectation it will grow, has been established to help small businesses in Southwest Colorado deal with...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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