Business (general)

Unique pizza operation opens in Forest Lakes subdivision

A Forest Lakes couple has found a new business model for a small restaurant. The married co-owners, Erik and Elizabeth von Tauffkirchen, do not have a storefront, servers or tables – nor do they...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado minimum wage reaches $12. Is it enough to live in La Plata County?

Four years of minimum wage increases in Colorado have put more money into the pockets of La Plata County workers, but some argue it is not enough. Minimum wage increased incrementally from $8.31...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez police seek help identifying graffiti vandals

Cortez police request the public’s help to catch graffiti vandals in town. Suspects are being sought for recent graffiti that has caused thousands of dollars in property damage to local businesses,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New year, new resolutions

Durango and La Plata County wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for entrepreneurs and, thus, small businesses. The state (translate: the big city) is often dumbfounded by what our folks here have been...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Game of Thrones author opens New Mexico bookstore

FARMINGTON – For Game of Thrones fans in search of new reading material, author George R.R. Martin has an answer. No, it isn’t his long-anticipated sixth novel, Winds of Winter, but rather a new...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue denied

The Durango Planning Commission voted Monday to deny a 144-unit apartment complex proposed for north Main Avenue because of concerns about the height and design of the buildings. The two apartment...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don’t pass the Buck

In 2008, an effort to encourage shopping local brought some characters to life. I have to admit this was great fun, as it inspired our creativity, and with the help of Neil Hannum (graphic artist...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

Lauter Haus Brewing becomes 2nd brewery in Farmington

FARMINGTON – When you enter Lauter Haus Brewing Co., it’s easy to wonder if you’ve traveled back in time. Neon lights flicker behind the taps, pinball machines line the walls, bold graffiti catches...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New esports facility is first of its kind in region

FARMINGTON – Gamers and esports players have a new facility dedicated to the burgeoning sport, as one of the region’s only esports facilities opened last week. Nemesis 5 Esports , near the corner...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bow & Arrow Brewing taps Farmington for satellite location

FARMINGTON – Craft brewery aficionados will have another option in 2020 to taste a unique slice of the Four Corners’ beer scene. The Bow & Arrow Brew ing, based in Albuquerque, picked Farmington as...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico vineyards cultivate community

BLANCO, N.M. – Trash, sagebrush, tall trees and an old metal barn greeted David Arnold when he first saw the slice of land tucked along a bend in the San Juan River in 1999. But Arnold and his...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lesson from Durangoans: Make every day count

As I originally set out to write this, I was reminded by the quote from the sage prognosticator Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around, you’ll miss it.” In the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Chamber

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