Young Durango bookstore owner navigates pandemic

When Evan Schertz took over ownership from his parents of Maria’s Bookshop, a downtown Durango staple, he was already facing all the challenges of a new business owner in his early 20s. Then the...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango hardware store still thriving at 100

Two tenets of business have kept one of Durango’s oldest businesses, Kroegers Ace Hardware, vibrant since its founding 100 years ago: a willingness to adapt to change and a belief in putting the...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango identifies three locations ripe for redevelopment

The city of Durango revealed a few spots that are ripe for redevelopment around downtown during an open forum this week. More than 70 people attended the event, which functioned as a way to court...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango spending rewards program off to booming start

Durango’s latest rewards program is off to a racing start. The Durango business community’s gift card program has siphoned thousands of dollars into the city’s economy in its first week. The...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic Rochester Hotel in Durango sells for nearly $3 million

The historic Rochester Hotel in downtown Durango has been sold for nearly $3 million to a business group led by Silverton Mayor Shane Fuhrman. “It’s kind of a big deal,” said Diane Wildfang, whose...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bigger, better and safer: Bump-outs make return to Durango’s Main Avenue

Downtown’s popular bump-outs will proliferate through spring with the city expecting the number to exceed last year’s total, when 23 small businesses along Main Avenue created some sort of the...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond set at $20,000 for suspect in downtown Durango burglary spree

A 36-year-old man suspected of a violent burglary spree in downtown Durango earlier this week had his bond set at $20,000 on Friday, as more details emerged about the rampage through several local...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bump-outs return to Durango’s Main Avenue

Like spring flowers, bump-outs are sprouting along Main Avenue, and a fresh crop of the outdoor retail pods are expected to blossom every two weeks. On March 15, the city of Durango began allowing...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of vandalism ‘rampage’

A 36-year-old Durango man was arrested Tuesday morning suspected of burglarizing several downtown businesses and causing what could be hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. “Definitely a...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango approves MidTown redevelopment plan

Durango residents will start seeing new development projects and improvements in the city’s MidTown area just north of downtown. In what city staff members called a “culminating moment,” Durango...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Mask marshals’ bring Old West and COVID-19 awareness to Durango

With a “Howdy, partner” and a face covering in hand, actors in Old West costumes are helping Durango organizations encourage mask wearing in the city’s downtown. The Durango Mask Marshal program...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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