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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

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Order to shelter in place makes ‘ghost town’ of Telluride

TELLURIDE – A late-winter squall dumps a foot of fresh powder on the Telluride ski area just in time for spring break tourists. Ski and snowboard gear and clothing adorn shop windows. Bicycles are...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor asks landlords to forgo evictions, penalties for late rent

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday asked landlords and banks to be lenient toward Coloradans and keep them in their homes as thousands in the state deal with employment as a result of the new coronavirus....

DATE: March 21, 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

Economic developers of Durango unite

An array of groups, programs and nonprofits designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs once scattered across Durango are now under one roof at Fort Lewis College’s Center for Innovation,...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Healthy US job market: How big a political edge for Trump?

WASHINGTON – U.S. hiring jumped last month, and many more people were encouraged to look for work, showing that the economy remains robust despite threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s downtown Starbucks will close

The Starbucks on Main Avenue in downtown Durango is closing. “As part of Starbucks standard course of business, we continually evaluate our business to ensure a healthy store portfolio,” a...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to host start and finish of 2020 Ride the Rockies cycling event

Durango will be home to another major cycling event in 2020. In its 35th year, The Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour will start June 14 in Durango. After a 418-mile clockwise loop that...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economists don’t see recession in 2020, including Southwest Colorado

With the United States in its longest economic expansion ever, worry about when the next recession hits and how it might harm Southwest Colorado seemed to be a shadow looming over the 28th annual...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pessimism creeps in for Colorado businesses as confidence in national economy is shaken

A potentially telling economic indicator just turned negative for the first time since the Great Recession. A regular survey of state business leaders by the University of Colorado Boulder found...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango railroad’s liability for 416 Fire worries economic leaders

Economic leaders warned Tuesday any final ruling in a 416 Fire lawsuit that saddles the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with a burdensome financial penalty will be counterproductive –...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feasibility study considered for Montezuma County convention center

After initial research, informal surveys and brainstorming sessions for a new convention center in Montezuma County, it is now time for a feasibility study, said a small group of organizers. Local...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who oversees Durango’s ever-expanding public art collection?

Some Durangoans embrace public art with a simple smile, a quick selfie or by adorning it with artistic variations of their own, such as placing flags on sculptures for the Fourth of July. Others...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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