Will Colorado’s special legislative session save restaurants?

Beast and Bottle’s owners know they could never sell enough take-out chicken pot pies to reap the full benefit of a new sales tax relief proposal that Colorado lawmakers are serving up for next...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurant closes for good because of COVID-19 financial hardships

Another longtime Durango restaurant has been forced to permanently close as a result of financial struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Friday, restaurants face a second period...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

With COVID-19 cases spiking, La Plata County to enter ‘Level Red’ regulations Friday

With a continued skyrocketing surge in COVID-19 cases in La Plata County, more restrictive measures are set to take effect Friday to limit the virus’ spread at a time health experts say is a...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Durango restaurants temporarily close after positive COVID-19 cases

Three Durango restaurants have temporarily closed after staff members tested positive for COVID-19. In recent days, the Diamond Belle Saloon and Mahogany Grille, as well as 11th Street Station,...

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

Can Durango restaurants survive winter? It may be up to local support

Local restaurants, which have already taken a major hit with the COVID-19 pandemic, will face a daunting task this winter, having to financially stay afloat amid restrictions on seating capacity...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burger King’s latest dig at McDonald’s: Creepy clowns to haunt your dreams

Nearly 30 years ago, Hollywood released the horror flick “Candyman” about a Chicago graduate student who researches an urban legend involving a boogeyman who materializes whenever you say his name...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

As winter approaches, Eat Zawadi diversifies its menu

As warm weather fades – but the coronavirus lingers – some eateries are changing their menus and tactics, including the relatively new Eat Zawadi. The restaurant, which opened in late spring in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango’s East by Southwest restaurant reopens

East by Southwest, a popular downtown Durango sushi, sashimi and Asian restaurant, reopened Wednesday after closing temporarily last week after a waiter-trainee tested positive for COVID-19. East...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another Durango restaurant dealing with novel coronavirus

East by Southwest, a popular sushi, sashimi and Asian diner, is closing for several days after a waiter-trainee tested positive for COVID-19. Chef-owner Sergio Verduzco said the trainee last worked...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steamworks Brewing reports second COVID-19 case

Steamworks Brewing Co. reported a second positive COVID-19 case among employees Tuesday after an initial case announced Oct. 7 prompted employee testing. It was not immediately clear if the two...

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

Two more Durango restaurants temporarily close after possible COVID-19 exposures

Two more Durango restaurants have announced they will temporarily close for the immediate future as a result of possible COVID-19 exposures. J. Bo Pizza & Rib Co. will close for a few days after...

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

COVID-19 outbreak reported at popular burger joint in downtown Durango

A popular burger joint in downtown Durango reported an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The health department said two people on...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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