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Durango Mesa Park plan gets nod from City Council

Durango City Council on Tuesday supported a plan to develop Durango Mesa Park, formerly known as Ewing Mesa, but fell short of committing money to improve the property. The Durango Mesa Park...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-based Cedar Networks purchased by Canadian firm

The purchase of Durango-based Cedar Networks by Toronto-based Ting Internet will likely mean an expansion of the Durango business that builds fiber-optic internet systems in Colorado and New...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington to host statewide outdoor industry event

FARMINGTON – Farmington will host state, regional and national outdoor industry experts in October for the third annual New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference, the city announced Monday. The...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

SCAPE to participate in national development program

Southwest Colorado’s program to diversify the local economy by aiding startup companies that look like promising job-creators has been chosen to participate in a national program to support rural...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance names Michael French as new leader

Michael French, who in 2007 found Durango the ideal location to telecommute while raising a family, has been named the new executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan College hopes to spark entrepreneurship with Makerspace

FARMINGTON – The laser rapidly cuts the outline of a watchband into the leather, quickly followed by a series of circles. In the video, the machine makes quick work out of a series of bands, like a...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Blueprint aims to buoy rural Colorado economies

Bridging the economic divide between the Front Range and rural Colorado could require millions in state investment for priorities such as transportation, renewable energy and high-speed internet. ...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is La Posta Road poised to be the next Bodo Industrial Park?

The north end of La Posta Road has long been considered by city and county planners as a prime location to meet the region’s need for more light industrial businesses, but access to water and sewer...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

MUNIRevs could be Durango’s next big-time business

They say big things come in threes. If so, MUNIRevs – a firm started by the former finance director for the town of Mountain Village – may be Durango’s next big homegrown business following the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Employee share owned plans: A business model with a superpower

Kerry Siggins and Michael Russell are believers that an employee-owned model for business provides tools to get the most out of workers. Siggins, CEO of StoneAge Inc. , maker of waterblast tools...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio residents share dreams for creative district

IGNACIO – Ignacio community members dream of a movie theater, breweries and even a college campus in the town’s future creative district. Meanwhile, the steering committee is wading through an...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some residents happy, others less so, with county district plans

The long-awaited updates to La Plata County’s district plans are scheduled for completion this week and next, but it’s a mixed bag among residents whether the documents are truly representative of...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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