Economy (general)

As coronavirus resurges, Durango tourism officials pull back outreach – and expectations

It’s uncertain how the global coronavirus pandemic will disrupt life in the foreseeable future, but after four months, it’s at least possible to quantify how dire the situation has become. “(The...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores chamber offers drive-in movie nights this summer

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce will offer free Drive-in Movie Nights at Joe Rowell Park throughout the summer. Movies will be shown on a 20-by-30-foot screen on a trailer built and donated by Lone...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Community Foundation to host Secret Garden fundraiser, COVID-style

It is a summer full of would’ves, but that’s not stopping the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado from raising money for local nonprofits. It would have been the foundation’s sixth...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio Creative District kicks into gear after coronavirus delays

The Ignacio Creative District is up and running after two months of delays because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ignacio was accepted into two state community development programs in August 2019....

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County seeks variance for outdoor recreation businesses, others

La Plata County should have a draft finalized Wednesday of a variance request from state public health orders that seeks to reopen outdoor recreation companies, gyms, churches and the Durango &...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango applauds collaboration ahead of restaurant reopenings

La Plata County economic leaders and city of Durango officials called local collaboration “inspirational” as they weighed health and economic needs before the next round of business reopenings....

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds protest state-ordered closures in Farmington

FARMINGTON – Protesters on Thursday lined both sides of Farmington’s Main Street in front of the Animas Valley Mall to demand businesses and state parks reopen throughout New Mexico. More than 500...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Archuleta County wants to reopen faster than state timeline

At the behest of local business owners, Archuleta County is making moves to request a variance from Gov. Jared Polis’ safer-at-home restrictions, in an effort to open some businesses sooner than...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels its famed Fourth of July celebration

Silverton has canceled its famed Fourth of July celebration, event organizers announced Friday. DeAnne Gallegos, director of the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce, said financial difficulties led...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Ignacio prepares, with a bit of caution, to reopen businesses

Ignacio is showing signs of reopening alongside other parts of La Plata County, despite the small town’s proximity to large coronavirus outbreaks in New Mexico. The next wave of business reopenings...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito marina reopens after legal dispute reaches resolution

Vallecito Marina, 18 miles northeast of Durango, will open this weekend after a legal dispute among managers put its reopening date for the summer season in jeopardy. After months of negotiations,...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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