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Author and activist Chuck Collins to address inequality

The growing problem of inequality nationally and how to solve it will be the focus of three upcoming talks. Inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins is the great-grandson of meat-packer Oscar...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Registration underway for 12th annual Economic Summit

A University of Chicago professor and entrepreneur will discuss leadership and a panel of local tourism industry leaders will discuss resiliency in the wake of a tough year at the 12th annual...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango gives initial nod to tiny home village

A community of tiny homes may sprout next year in Durango, as a proposal to build 22 of them on 1.77 acres has gained support from city leaders. City councilors approved a preliminary plan for an...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who’s behind the murals going up around Durango?

Art matters for Hayley Kirkman, and that’s pretty evident around Durango. Murals popping up around town, first on the side of Durango Joe’s on College Drive and now behind Kroegers Ace Hardware ...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most fault road access to Village at Wolf Creek, others see economic potential

A majority of people who weighed in on the U.S. Forest Service granting the Village at Wolf Creek road access opposed the decision, citing many faults with the proposed resort atop Wolf Creek Pass....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is a conference center worth the expense?

In the end, building a conference center requires a leap of faith and acceptance of a certain amount of risk. A group of Durango business and economic leaders want to make the leap. Rod Barker,...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Train owner floats new idea for conference center near Buckley Park

Al Harper is adding another idea to the decades-old conversation about building a conference, arts and cultural center in Durango. The owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small-business grant awarded to San Juan County

San Juan County has received a state grant for about $20,000 to help small businesses in Silverton. The Blueprint 2.0 grant will be used to create a Certified Small Business Community in...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Pitch made for downtown arts and events center

The desire to build an arts, conference and events center in downtown Durango is gaining new steam from residents, who say the need is real and the potential economic impact would be a boon....

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Could Bureau of Land Management call La Plata County home?

The Bureau of Land Management is considering moving its headquarters out of Washington, D.C., and Grand Junction has been among the leaders looking to lure the office. But La Plata County may enter...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Hunt is on for firms looking to move to Durango

For the first time in at least a decade, an effort will be made to attract new businesses to Durango – specifically back-office operations for firms such as human resource departments, auditing...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Six new hotels planned for Durango

Durango appears on the cusp of experiencing a hotel boom, with six proposed lodges in the planning process that would add up to 450 rooms to the town. The boom comes shortly after the completion of...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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