Grants up to $3,000 available for 2021 bump-outs in downtown Durango

Matching grants of up to $3,000 are available from the city of Durango to downtown businesses that want to participate in the 2021 bump-out program. A total of $60,000 is available – $50,000 from...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘I just want someone to spill a beer on me’

As I sit at the dining table that is also my desk, considering what I can unearth from the nearby freezer to serve for dinner (on this very table), I have been indulging in a persistent daydream....

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Colorado restaurant workers are eager to get the COVID vaccine – but they’re still waiting for their turn

When Grace Kane walks into Denver’s Safta for her shift as a server, there’s tension in the air. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine would go a long way to relieve the stress and anxiety of working in the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

A look at food delivery one year into the COVID-19 pandemic

FARMINGTON – As the COVID-19 pandemic drones on, and restaurants struggle to maintain their customer base, more restaurants are turning to food delivery services such as DoorDash and GrubHub to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango liquor stores navigate a changing legal environment

Small, independent liquor stores have seen a sea change to the laws guiding their business since 2016, and the new rules of the game do not appear to be in their favor. You would expect liquor...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County meets COVID-19 Level Orange metrics

La Plata County this week moved into Level Orange on the state’s COVID-19 status dial, an improvement over Level Red, giving 54 restaurants that have achieved 5-Star certification the ability to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vendors say Farmington’s food truck scene needs dedicated lot

FARMINGTON – With the warmer months approaching, and outdoor dining in high demand, some local food truck owners say a dedicated parking lot is needed for the mobile eateries. At a Farmington City...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Dave Woodruff steps up in crunch time

Dave Woodruff has kept a lot plates safely spinning in the air since the arrival of the coronavirus in March. Imagine your schedule if you were the go-to person representing Durango’s restaurants...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Soup Palette returns to Durango

Like a Renaissance fresco receiving a fresh restoration, a favorite Durango restaurant has been restored – albeit in a different form – after fading away for a time. Before it closed in January...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Restaurants preparing meals for workers battling COVID-19

Feed the Frontlines, an effort aimed at helping Durango restaurants cope with reduced business during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing meals to front-line workers battling the virus, is back...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restaurant owners file lawsuit against Polis, health departments

Owners of CJ’s Diner, Jerry and Carrie Martinez, are suing Gov. Jared Polis and state and local health departments, claiming state law, executive orders and public health orders that restrict...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County waives all liquor license fees for a year

La Plata County is going to waive all liquor license fees for the next year in an attempt to provide some financial relief to restaurants and bars. On Dec. 7, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill to...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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