Economic development

Cortez considers removing dangerous, blighted properties

The city of Cortez is exploring the possibility of budgeting funds in 2016 to demolish blighted and abandoned properties that pose a public safety threat. At the July 13 Cortez City Council...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek construction halts

DENVER – Environmental interests and the developers behind a proposed development for the Village at Wolf Creek signed an agreement to prohibit construction until the latest lawsuit surrounding the...

DATE: July 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, county officials discuss joint planning

Town of Bayfield and La Plata County officials met Thursday morning to discuss an agreement for joint planning for development on lands near the town. “We want to get ahead of the game, manage...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natives add $2B to state economy

Native American-owned businesses provide more than 16,000 jobs and add more than $2 billion to Colorado’s economy. The economic impact findings were announced at a quarterly Colorado Commission of...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Public weighs in on airport

Neither snow nor slush Monday night could halt the ongoing public debate regarding the future of Durango-La Plata County Airport. A public meeting at the Durango Public Library to discuss the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Urban Blight’ discussed in Cortez

Abandoned, and oftentimes, unkempt properties dotting the sides of the highways approaching the eastern and southern entrances of Cortez are a thorn in the side of residents and city officials...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic development meeting canceled

An economic development meeting that was scheduled for Thursday has been canceled because of winter weather. The meeting was to feature Denver-based staff from the Colorado Office of Economic...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek saga howls on

DENVER – Federal officials are sorting through at least 10 objections filed over a proposed land exchange for the Village at Wolf Creek, once again extending the long saga of the wishful project....

DATE: Jan. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Web’s about to get faster

High-speed Internet, a staple in most cities, is coming to more La Plata County homes over the next three years. La Plata County Economic Development Alliance is working with an area company to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mall might just qualify as next Wilderness Study Area

First, the Durango Mall didn’t want Mercury as neighbors. Now, it doesn’t want a hotel built next door. Could the mall petition itself to become a federally protected Wilderness Study Area? That...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2014 | COLUMN: Action Line

Wolf Creek swap favored

DENVER – Federal officials Thursday decided in favor of a land exchange for the Village at Wolf Creek, perhaps offering an opportunity for developers to move forward with the nearly...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

SoundTraxx builds new station

SoundTraxx, a local business that makes audio technologies for model railroaders, is building a new, 18,901-square-foot headquarters to provide room for more manufacturing equipment. The site of...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

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