Business (general)

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

Dolores Outfitters focus on outdoor fun, adventure

Dolores Outfitters is bringing outdoor adventure back to town. The refurbished store and gas station at 341 Railroad Ave. specializes in camping, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing and boating gear,...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Popular coffee shop reopens in Dolores

Loop’s Coffee House and Bistro has opened in Dolores at 795 Railroad Ave. Owner Mark Looper took over the former Pony Expresso building and, along with his girlfriend Misty Henderson, remodeled it...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Montezuma County businesses join public lands petition

Two Montezuma County businesses have joined a petition to Congress by outdoor retailers to keep protections in place for public lands. Mancos’ Alpacka Rafts and Cortez’s Osprey Packs are among...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News