Downtown Durango

Downtown Durango Ambassadors will return in effort to curb panhandling

Efforts to reduce belligerent or unsafe behaviors of panhandlers downtown will begin March 17 when Downtown Ambassadors make their first appearance of 2018 – asking shoppers to donate to charities...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Original bike shop owner returns to Durango, repurchases Pedal the Peaks

Longtime cyclists in Southwest Colorado may see a familiar face behind the wrench at Pedal the Peaks bicycle shop in downtown Durango. David Howard, who owned the shop from its opening until 2004,...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Snowdown Light Parade to impact downtown traffic, parking

The annual Snowdown Light Parade, the largest event held each year in downtown Durango, will start at 6 p.m. Friday on Main Avenue with a single firework. Residents should be aware of several road...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family of New Mexican tea lovers to open shop in downtown Durango

A family of New Mexico tea lovers plans to open its first shop in Colorado in the Main Avenue space previously occupied by Stuart’s of Durango. Bailey Huffmon said about 50 percent of The Old...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Guido’s sets sights on Durango’s millennial crowd

Can offering a steep discount on glasses of wine draw a younger crowd into a restaurant? Guido’s Pizza Pasta Panini hopes so. On Wednesdays, the Italian restaurant has begun offering customers a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Jim Carver baking again at Carver Brewing Co.

Jim Carver, one of the co-founding brothers of Carver Brewing Co., is back kneading dough after taking a break in 2008, when the brewpub expanded its brewing capacity and shrank its bakery. “It’s...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sun sets on Del Sol clothing shop on Main Avenue in Durango

Eileen Maddox, owner of Del Sol, a clothing shop at 858 Main Ave., plans to close the store at the end of January, but she will remain in Durango and plans to spend more time with her...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Pongas bar suspected of liquor law violations

Durango’s iconic pool hall and watering spot, Colorado Pongas, which changed owners on March 1, could lose its liquor license on Jan. 16. The city of Durango Local Licensing Board voted 3-0 to hold...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two artists bring Christmas cheer to Durango’s storefronts

The absence of snow in Southwest Colorado coupled with abnormally mild temperatures may be prohibitive to getting residents in the holiday spirit, but two local artists have done their part...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s lack of snow doesn’t deter Christmas shoppers

Christmas sales look merry and bright so far in downtown Durango despite the unseasonably warm weather or maybe even because of it. Downtown Durango shop owners and managers’ opinions varied on...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Tacos and tequila on the menu at newest downtown eatery

Mountain Tacos & Tequila, the recently opened restaurant at 741 Main Ave., is the final product of an idea Tad and Vilma Brown have been discussing for years: bringing the iconic Mexican street...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Advocate wins state award for work to help people with disabilities

To celebrate the 26th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disability Act last year, Jason Ragsdell led a small crusade through downtown Durango, targeting businesses with poor...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News