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Winter recreation focus for San Juan County economic development coordinator

The new economic development coordinator for San Juan County plans to focus on bringing more winter visitors to Silverton. Melanie Russek, a resident of the mountain town north of Durango, plans to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic summit in Ignacio pushes for collaborative business efforts

IGNACIO – The 11th annual Economic Summit kicked off Wednesday morning in Ignacio with a focus on growing the local economy, leadership and partnership. Organized by the La Plata County Economic...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ken Charles awarded for years of service in economic development

Hospital expansions, roads and preschools are among the hundreds of projects Ken Charles of Durango has worked on during his 29 years as a regional manager for the Colorado Department of Local...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons

BOSTON – Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon’s much-vaunted second headquarters that they’re brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Review board approves revised design for hotel on Camino del Rio

The city’s Design Review Board has approved revised plans for a new 90-room hotel at 1111 Camino del Rio. The new designs show large public patios and a café facing the river. The review board...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

James Ranch, north of Durango, receives approval for expansion

Expect more events, a new restaurant, bakery and expanded tours at the James Ranch. Last week, the La Plata County Planning Commission unanimously approved an application from the James family for...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Indian Biz Expo explores strategies for success

IGNACIO – Sovereignty, effective government services and wise long-term priorities are all keys to economic success for Native American tribes, an expert told the crowd at the Indian Biz Expo Four...

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

Panel explores solutions to business challenges in La Plata County

Affordable housing, adequate internet services and the fairness of sales tax collection are among priorities that local business leaders hope to collectively address in an effort to boost Durango’s...

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

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

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

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

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