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Southwest Colorado wins federal grant money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Businesses in Southwest Colorado will be eligible for $300,000 in federal grants, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, said in a release. “I look forward to the growth of small...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Federal judge halts Village at Wolf Creek land swap

In a significant win for opponents of the Village at Wolf Creek, a federal judge on Friday invalidated the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to approve a land exchange that would have essentially...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Luxury RV resort near Purgatory on hold after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot luxury RV resort is on hold because of a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers, according to San Juan County administrator Willy Tookey. The proposed...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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RV Resort north of Purgatory nears approval

Public meetings in May could be the last hurdles before construction starts on a proposed 157-lot luxury RV Park on 54-acres along the east side of U.S. Highway 550, just north of Purgatory Resort....

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Federal judge hears arguments in Village at Wolf Creek lawsuit

DENVER – The saga of the Village at Wolf Creek entered a new chapter in Denver Wednesday as oral arguments in a pending lawsuit were heard by a federal judge. The controversy spans more than three...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rebound seen in northeast Colorado natural gas industry

DENVER – Drilling applications and investments by natural gas and oil companies are surging in northeast Colorado after crude prices partially rebounded from their collapse in recent years, pushing...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Durango Nordic Center terrain at risk from development

Nearly one-third of the Durango Nordic Center’s trails could be at risk with the proposed development of a 166-unit luxury RV Park near Purgatory Resort. “We are not opposing the development,” said...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tribes hope Trump helps first Americans

BOSTON (AP) – Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn’t forget America’s first inhabitants as he promises to put “America first.” Tribes have been reaching out to the Republican...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Bill supporting rural economic advancement dies in committee

DENVER – A bill that would have assisted rural communities wade through the muck of what government assistance was available to them, and how to apply for it, was killed in committee on Tuesday....

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango residents raise concerns about proposed Camino del Rio hotel

Residents expressed concerns about the displacement of 12 businesses, traffic along Camino del Rio and the loss of views at a meeting Wednesday about a proposed hotel on Camino del Rio. A proposed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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3-story hotel proposed on Camino del Rio

An 86-room hotel is proposed for Camino del Rio between Ninth and 11th streets, next to Natural Grocers. The hotel could replace the building at 1111 Camino del Rio that is home to The Rock Lounge,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Despite the rise of the internet, retail sales robust in La Plata, Montezuma counties

Though total retail sales have increased in Southwest Colorado since 2000, business owners must rely on shoppers from elsewhere, such as tourists and online buyers, to be successful here, according...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News