Economic development

Buyer of U.S. Forest Service’s Trimble property revealed

A Florida company has been revealed as the winner in a bidding war for a prime piece of undeveloped property in the Animas Valley previously owned by the U.S. Forest Service that sold for nearly...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New hotel along Camino del Rio to be among Durango’s tallest

An 86-room hotel on Camino del Rio is on its way to becoming one of the tallest buildings in the city of Durango. Construction of the hotel, which sits along the banks of the Animas River, began in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-density developments sought in unincorporated La Plata County

Some developers in the unincorporated parts of La Plata County are seeking higher-density developments. At least that’s the takeaway from a handful of La Plata County properties that had their...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting the needs of different generations is key to business success

IGNACIO – Your business – from leadership styles to marketing to hiring strategies – needs to be adaptive in today’s multi-generational customer base and workforce. Tim Kirkland, CEO of Renegade...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Business Improvement District working on expansion

Durango’s Business Improvement District, a property-taxing district, is working to expand its boundaries along north Main Avenue to increase its revenue and the services it could offer businesses...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business innovation center coming to downtown Durango

The Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration plans to open a business innovation center taking up some 7,000 square feet of space in downtown Durango by New Year’s Day. “We actually...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington hopes to offer commercial flights by summer 2020

FARMINGTON – The last commercial flight to service the Four Corners Regional Airport was in 2017, leaving residents of northwest New Mexico with two options: to drive an hour to the Durango-La...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport looks at expansion plans

An array of long-term planning options to guide expansion and development of a more efficient terminal and grounds at the Durango-La Plata County Airport were presented to the public Monday evening...

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

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio nonprofit joins prestigious rural development initiative

IGNACIO – Community leader Kasey Correia will go to West Virginia next week for a national rural design summit as part of Ignacio’s recent acceptance into Colorado’s Rural Technical Assistance...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New 28-lot RV park and tavern proposed near Trimble Lane

A local developer has proposed a new 28-lot RV park and tavern near Trimble Lane, about 10 miles north of Durango. According to county records, the project – called Willow Springs RV Resort – would...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five Southwest Colorado startups unveiled

Five new Southwest Colorado startups were unveiled this week to investors, and two young companies offered presentations seeking a second round of funding. The firms were part of the 2019 class of...

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

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