Economic development

San Juan County, N.M., moving forward on freight line

FARMINGTON – San Juan County is moving forward with its plan to design and build a freight railroad line connecting to McKinley County. The county commission voted last week in favor of applying...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

After 35 years, downtown Durango restaurant calls it quits

A longstanding restaurant in downtown Durango announced it will close for good. In a post on Facebook , the Red Snapper’s culinary team John Sheehan and Nancy Rowley wrote they are closing the...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Imagine a Durango Hot Springs with 22 soaking pools

The new owners of Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa plan to unveil improvements at the 150-year-old resort, formerly known as Trimble Hot Springs, on the Fourth of July weekend. By Independence...

DATE: May 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango approves new tool for economic development

The city of Durango has approved an urban renewal authority to stimulate economic growth in struggling parts of town. Urban renewal authorities, public redevelopment districts allowed under state...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County drops prospect of moratorium on new development

La Plata County has dropped a proposed moratorium on all new development applications after public backlash branded it detrimental to the economy, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. In a...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley gravel mine plans to close, go commercial

An inactive gravel mine in the Animas Valley plans to formally shut down and repurpose the land for a large-scale commercial development. The move has some in the rafting community wondering what...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local efforts underway to help Durango-area businesses and out-of-work employees

Economic development organizations are working together to fund, advocate for, inform and connect businesses affected by COVID-19 restrictions. The organizations are reacting to the pandemic that...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund activated in response to COVID-19

The Community Emergency Relief Fund has been activated in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado. The past two weeks have seen school...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

IronWood revives mill west of Dolores, seeing opportunity in timber market

As truckloads of logs arrive at the newly opened IronWood mill near Dolores, trucks with stacks of veneer sheets leave for plywood factories. In between, ponderosa pine trees from the San Juan...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

City of Durango looks to create new economic development tool

Finding ways to finance and spur development of affordable housing, a new business park or upgrades to neglected and struggling parts of town are among the possible uses city of Durango officials...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango students hear about the future of jobs

The future of work will in some ways be very different: Kids graduating in 2020 shouldn’t expect they’ll work in the same industry their entire life, artificial intelligence will eliminate many...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

State takes over cleanup of M&M Truck Stop in Cortez

The Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety plans to clean up contaminated soils at the long-abandoned M&M Truck Stop this summer, officials have announced. The move opens the door for potential...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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