Barefoot clothing shop opens on Main Avenue in Durango

Barefoot Durango, a clothing and household goods shop, will open next week in a space formerly occupied by Schlotzsky’s, a sandwich shop in the 800 block of Main Avenue. All evidence of...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

GitPrime acquired by Utah company for $170 million

GitPrime, a Durango homegrown startup that creates software to help engineering and computer programming teams improve their productivity, will be acquired by Pluralsight of Farmington, Utah, for...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Natural Foods looks at revival

The Durango Natural Foods continued its efforts to revive its operation Sunday evening at its annual meeting, which kicked off with voting for four positions on its board of directors and a bylaw...

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Major Durango employer Worldpay purchased by FIS

A bout of mergers and acquisitions in the financial-services industry continues to put Durango’s best-known and most successful startup through a revolving door of ownership changes. Last week,...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Maria’s Bookshop, once listed for sale, will stay in the family

Evan Schertz, the son of Maria’s Bookshop owners Peter Schertz and Andrea Avantaggio, is joining the family ownership and will soon lead the store after graduating in May from the Colorado School...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

SCAPE choses six companies for business accelerator

Hard cider from heirloom apples and downloadable PDFs for sewing patterns are among the products pursued by six startup companies chosen to participate in the 2019 class of the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The empowering effect of business ownership

Stephanie Sands, a single mother who worked for five years as an employee cleaning houses and running property maintenance errands, now owns and runs Home Huggers Durango, a new role for her that...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Tracing the grains that make up Durango Craft Spirits’ bourbon

Judging by the medals sitting behind Durango Craft Spirits’ bar, the distillery’s Cinder Dick bourbon is a clean and smooth quality spirit. The caramely, slightly sweet two-year bourbon has been...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango’s gas man plans to retire

Sammy Denham might be the most popular guy in Durango. That’s what happens when you spend 42 years managing the gas station that almost always offers the lowest prices in town. Denham, 73, who...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Craft brewer teams with marijuana businessmen on THC-infused seltzer water

One of the hottest segments in the beverage industry is the increasing popularity of seltzer waters. Among the fastest growing consumer discretionary sectors is the recreational marijuana industry....

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

If you wanted a historian on how the ever-changing economy has altered lifestyles in Southwest Colorado, you probably couldn’t find anyone better than Con Kemple. Kemple will be closing Farmers...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield firm looks to revolutionize wastewater treatment

BAYFIELD – A small, 3½-year-old firm is talking to venture capitalists and angel investors looking for $1.3 million in investments by May to commercialize a chemical compound to clean wastewater...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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