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New laws aim to protect renters facing eviction, uninhabitable homes

Renters living in uninhabitable conditions or facing eviction have more protections after the Colorado Legislature and governor approved bills that could help prevent people from losing their...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG brings economic vitality back to a snowy Silverton

The first Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train engine of 2019 rolled into a snowy Silverton this weekend packed with passengers, a welcome site for business owners eager for a season...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ideas for possible Cortez-area convention center expand

Continued discussions to build a convention and events center include a new idea of locating it at the old Walmart building in the Cortez Plaza. Cortez and Montezuma County officials have been...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New group encourages customers to pay with cash

Every time you swipe a credit card for a purchase, the business has to pay a small processing fee to the credit card company. When calculated over time, the accumulated fees can affect...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County considers convention center at fairgrounds

The Montezuma County Commission is considering construction of a multimillion dollar convention center at the county fairgrounds if the city of Cortez, tourism groups and chambers cover building...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Global recession fear suddenly stalking credit market

The risk of a global recession has surged to the top of the worry list for credit investors even as they push down their cash balances to snap up new-year issuance, according to Bank of America...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Greenspan warns of ‘extremely imbalanced’ path of US deficit

While American politicians on both sides of the aisle have been mostly silent as the U.S. deficit swells toward $1 trillion and beyond, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says the lack...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

At 31, Durango woman brings ‘fresh eyes’ to state agriculture

It has been a bit of a whirlwind the past few weeks for Kate Greenberg. After spending six years in Durango working to galvanize a new generation of farmers with the National Young Farmers...

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

Experts say economic expansion should run through 2019

A clock is ticking on the current U.S. economic expansion, the second longest on record, but three economists who delivered their economic forecasts for 2019 expect the good times will continue...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Black Friday a boon for local businesses, but not necessarily the busiest day

Black Friday isn’t a big deal for Danielle Chick, co-owner of Urban Market in downtown Durango. While the week has been busy for Chick and her business with all the tourists in town for the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores seeks insight from Cortez as it considers pot sales

Dolores residents and officials are weighing the financial benefits, additional administrative costs and impacts on law enforcement from marijuana sales in their ongoing discussion about whether to...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s skijoring race likely to return this winter

The annual skijoring race in Silverton is expected to return this winter. Pete Maisel, event organizer, said all insurance issues that arose out of the 2017 skijoring race – where three people were...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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