Business (general)

Durango Burger King temporarily closes after arrest of manager

Durango’s Burger King closed abruptly Thursday after its general manager was arrested on suspicion of fraud and identity theft. In a whopper of a day, Burger King employees scrambled to shut doors...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film about Hunter S. Thompson to start shooting next week in Silverton

Crew members working on a film about author and counterculturist Hunter S. Thompson’s run for Pitkin County sheriff are starting to arrive in Silverton, and filming is expected to start next week. ...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Brewing Co. closes taproom, fires employees, moves to La Junta

Durango Brewing Co. abruptly closed its taproom last week in Durango, fired all of its local employees and is moving operations to La Junta. And it’s taking the Durango moniker with it. The move...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez public art committee recommends first City Hall art purchases

After seven months of planning and discussion, the Cortez Public Art Committee is ready to make its first art purchase recommendations for City Hall. On Wednesday, the advisory committee voted to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Independents Week challenges residents to shop local

July Fourth is Independence Day, but July 1-7 is Independents Week. Organized by Local First as a part of a national campaign, the week is all about promoting locally and independently owned...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council to approve new city manager on Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will vote on a new city manager contract in a busy meeting on Tuesday. Since former City Manager Shane Hale left the position vacant in May, the council has narrowed down...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Stonefish-Lizard stage to host New Orleans singer on Saturday in Cortez

Loungin’ Lizard and Stonefish Sushi and More in Cortez will host the first concert on a new outdoor stage Saturday, featuring New Orleans R&B singer Heidijo . After several months of construction...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Durango recreation economy feels heat from smoke, land closures

Outdoor recreational opportunities are becoming somewhat limited as a result of poor air quality and public land closures in Southwest Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday closed the San...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rendezvous Doughnuts closes after seven months

Doughnut lovers no longer have a downtown spot to rendezvous for a sweet treat. Rendezvous Doughnuts closed May 20 with no plans to reopen, said owner Charlie Shew. The 7-month-old doughnut shop,...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Maria’s Bookshop, mainstay on Main Avenue, is for sale

Maria’s Bookshop in Durango is for sale. However, Peter Schertz, the shop’s co-owner, said Thursday that book lovers shouldn’t be concerned: Maria’s isn’t going anywhere. “There will still be a...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News