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Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Colorado governor orders bars to re-close to in-person service

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday ordered Colorado bars and nightclubs to close once again to in-person service because of the coronavirus crisis, citing the fact that the establishments have been blamed...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Here’s something ‘pawsitive’

Thankfully, your Durango Chamber office is slowly emerging from our “Covid Cocoons” and we are available by appointment. Yes, with social distancing, facial covers, etc. – but being a business...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Community Compassion Outreach wraps up COVID homeless relocation program

The Durango nonprofit Community Compassion Outreach successfully relocated 21 unhoused residents in La Plata and Montezuma counties to secure housing using COVID relief grant funds – but the...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 35 years, regional classified paper says goodbye

FARMINGTON – When Robert Elmore moved to Farmington in the 1980s, the Thrifty Nickel was a local city classified paper, but when he bought it in 1989, he saw the potential to turn it into a paper...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Now more than ever, look Local First when shopping

These are strange times. The COVID-19 weirding experience that we are all facing personally and professionally continues to hang over our homes and the economy.

DATE: June 13, 2020 | COLUMN: Local First

Outdoor commerce coming to Main Avenue – and we mean on Main

The lines are being drawn. The city of Durango started painting new traffic lanes Thursday evening on Main Avenue to prepare for outdoor commerce spaces on the road – and help businesses adapt to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield hands out cleaners, PPE to local businesses

The Bayfield Colorado Area Chamber of Commerce distributed hard-to-find sanitation supplies to businesses Saturday at Bayfield Town Hall. Pine River Valley businesses of all types dropped by to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Russell Stover Chocolates closing Colorado plant over virus

DENVER – Russell Stover Chocolates has announced its candy plant in Montrose will close seven months ahead of schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that will leave 217 employees...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Fire sprinkler business pulls switch on gym gear

FARMINGTON – What do water sprinkler systems, at-home workout equipment and truck hitches have to do with one another? One Farmington business saw the potential to offer new products during the...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Toilet paper not only commodity in high demand; people also want bikes

FARMINGTON – A quick look down the sporting-goods aisles at big-box stores in Farmington and Durango reveals a lack of bikes, as the weather warms and more people are looking for ways to get...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amazon fulfillment center to bring jobs to Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Construction has started on a Amazon fulfillment center that is expected to bring 1,000 full-time jobs to the region, company officials said. Amazon said Tuesday that work has begun...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Cantera restaurant closing, but owner will open new taco spot

Cantera in downtown Durango is closing for good, but the restaurant’s owner says those looking for authentic Mexican cuisine should fear not: He’s opening a new eatery in the same location geared...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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