Small business aid program relaunches with changes to help minority-owned businesses

Victor Uruchurtu moved to the U.S. from Mexico 12 years ago. He started his own disaster restoration business in Denver for homes with flood damage. He came close to shutting down when the pandemic...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Agile Space Industries gains recognition for bringing jobs to Durango

A Washington, D.C., ideas laboratory recognized Agile Space Industries, a Durango-based aerospace company, Tuesday for its efforts to support and diversify the city’s economy. The bipartisan...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Looking back at what BID has done

The uncertainty of 2020, along with the shutdowns and reduced travel, hurt many businesses in our area. I am proud to say the Durango Business Improvement District stepped up in a major way to...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Durango building strategic plan for city’s future

The city of Durango embarked on a strategic planning process this week that will shape things big and small, from the city’s overarching vision to departmental to-do lists. The strategic plan...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Promise of vaccines boosts optimism of Colorado business leaders for 2021

Colorado business leaders are optimistic economic conditions will improve later in the year — but remain relatively downbeat on near-term prospects, according to a quarterly survey by researchers...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango to explore possible uses for Worldpay office building

Durango City Council told staff members Tuesday to keep researching whether the city could use the recently vacated, 81,380-square-foot FIS Worldpay building near the Durango Mall. FIS Worldpay...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango reaches $820,000 in relief grants for businesses

The city of Durango has awarded another round of COVID-19 relief grants for businesses, bringing the total funding awards to more than $820,000. In the program’s second application round, 64...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to provide utility forgiveness program

Utility bill forgiveness is on the horizon for some Durango businesses and residents, the newest economic relief effort put forward by the city of Durango in response to the coronavirus pandemic....

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

We’ll boom instead of bust locally

Those who have read about Durango’s history know that we’ve been called a “Boom and Bust” town. Well, we’re somewhat in the bust era again thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and current health...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

2020: A year marked by plague, protest and triumph in Southwest Colorado

Almost universally, 2020 will be a year folks will be eager to put in the history books, like 1918, the year of the Spanish flu. Just about every event – not only in Durango, but across the planet...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small shops cater to last-minute Christmas shoppers

Durango and Farmington may be the Four Corners version of “A Tale of Two Cities,” but they shared at least one thing in common: A fair amount of last-minute Christmas shoppers. Shanna Igo, who...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic gives rise to Durango-based grazing board business

In the time of COVID-19, it’s rare that the pandemic leads to the start of a food business rather than the end of one. But that is exactly what happened for Farm to Fingers, a new service that...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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