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Cake shop opens inside Fifth Street Eatery

Decadent cupcakes are now tempting those planning to indulge in Fifth Street Eatery’s Southern dishes. After closing for three days at the end of January, the restaurant has reopened with fresh...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County hydroponic farm harvesting greens year round

In a shipping container surrounded by snow, Wendy Wyatt is growing lettuce, arugula, kale and other greens. Suspended from the ceiling in hollow fiberglass fencing, her 4,000 plants are kept in a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Report: La Plata County food stamp enrollment stagnant

The percentage of eligible individuals receiving food assistance in La Plata County remained stagnant from 2015 to 2016, though some neighboring counties made strides, according to a new report. ...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Stonefish chef makes a splash in Cortez

Stonefish Sushi and More has a new chef who brings a pile of fresh fish skills to the table. Chad Ross moved to the Cortez area from Salt Lake City about a year ago, and soon became a regular...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Snowdown sustenance: Try a Klingon delicacy

Snowdown is five days of fun all around town, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), you can’t stay out the whole time. How can you keep the “Intergalactic” festivities going at home? By...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Pine River Library to host lavender cooking demo

A cooking demonstration and tasting with local chef Tish Nelson will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Pine River Library , 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Chef Nelson, in anticipation of...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bringing bacteria to local foods

When it comes to the regional delicacies of Southwest Colorado, sauerkraut isn’t the first thing to come to mind. Given enough time, however, Love Krauts, a Mancos-based company, may challenge that...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Living Tree, Live Foods Salad Bar opens

Last year on the solstice, Nicole Tribble and her husband, Christian, decided to go into the restaurant business. On Wednesday, exactly a year later, their vision The Living Tree, Live Foods Salad...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango restaurants lure diners with deals, specials

The downtown Durango streets and shops have donned their festive finery and local restaurants and bars beckon shoppers and revelers to the warmth inside with new seasonal menu items and holiday...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

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Tea company leaps from college contest to accelerator

After proving their start-up skills at Hawk Tank, a Fort Lewis College contest, The Maté Exchange team refined its ideas through the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs....

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Entrepreneur develops cattle health-tracking system

An Australian entrepreneur, now based in Durango, wants to change the way cattle herds are managed with health-tracking technology. David Poussard’s company CattleFit was one of five local...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lone Spur Cafe opens in Francisco’s building

Customers who visited the Lone Spur Cafes in Arizona kept telling the owner the cowboy menu would be a perfect fit for Durango. “When our guests talk, we try to listen because they usually know...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business