Business enterprises

‘You can do it’

The new owner of Steaming Bean Coffee Co. is an irrepressible go-getter. Erica Fendley, whose purchase of the venerable downtown Durango coffeehouse and hangout closed last week, picked up an...

DATE: July 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shop is praised for recycling bicycles

People are happy to give their retired and little-used bicycles to the Durango Cyclery. In turn, the unpretentious shop is glad to take the neglected bikes, spruce them up and then sell them....

DATE: June 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Did you remember flowers for your valentine?

Stems littered the floor as bouquet orders poured in by phone and through the Internet. Delivery drivers came and went. Employees squeezed by each other in the small room where they arrange the...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Better with age

In 1974, the Osprey was on the endangered species list. Mike Pfotenhauer recalled seeing it as a boy in the wilds of Wyoming. It was a unique bird. One he admired. “Most of my competitors have...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Pot stores to make history on Jan. 1

DENVER – Early in the morning on New Year’s Day, someone in Colorado – probably in Denver – will purchase the world’s first government-approved, over-the-counter recreational marijuana. Not even in...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot professionalism

The entrance to The Acceptus Group’s medical marijuana dispensary on Rivergate Lane, near Animas Surgical Hospital, is marked only by the company’s logo that portrays hands cupping a stylized human...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sowing the seeds of success

Two Durango entrepreneurs with big ideas have seen their visions come to life – with a little bit of guidance. Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs has given businessmen Tristan...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dollars and gas

It was May 2009 when New Yorkers Heidi Hunter and John Bologna opened their new delicatessen in downtown Ignacio. They were optimistic that a recent lull in natural-gas and oil industry activity...

DATE: July 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

In it for the long run

MANCOS The setting of a new project to train runners in high-altitude conditions has all the trappings of a summer camp. The 1,100-acre property north of Mancos has a big community dining room...

DATE: July 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Europe rattles world’s markets

Fearing a financial rupture in Europe, investors around the world fled from risk Wednesday. They punished stocks and the euro and flocked to bonds, driving the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S....

DATE: May 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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