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

Russell Engineering merges with Minnesota firm

Russell Engineering, a homegrown Durango business, has merged with a larger Minnesota engineering firm, but contrary to what many have assumed, the move is likely to strengthen the office’s...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango start-up builds unique trailers for camping

Blaze Davies attributes an idea from his wife, Alicia, as the inspiration for his startup company, Moto Burly, which is gearing up to manufacture rugged trailers built for the backcountry from its...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Building a better bumper

It took a little more than two years for two Durango entrepreneurs to go from an idea generated during a weekend water-skiing on Navajo Lake to sales of their product, more functional and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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