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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

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State touts Durango as a model of economic resiliency

Durango is a model of economic resiliency for other rural towns because of its quality of life, economic diversity and leadership, among other factors. A report by the Colorado Office of Economic...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County apples pressed into cider for new market

Montezuma County apples were once again pressed into juice for market during a successful pilot project held in a Lebanon orchard last month. The event, sponsored by the Montezuma Orchard...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Economic booster Ed Morlan dies

Longtime economic development leader and Bayfield Town Board member Ed Morlan died Tuesday in Durango. Morlan, 66, was having eye surgery on Oct. 31 when he may have suffered a pulmonary embolism,...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Small Business Development Center opens Ignacio satellite office

The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center opened a satellite office in Ignacio Tuesday. It is the first SBDC office in Ignacio and it will open every Wednesday starting next week....

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business