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J.C. Penney in Durango to close for good

In a bankruptcy court filing Thursday, J.C. Penney revealed the list of stores it will shutter in its first round of closures, including the store in the Durango Mall. The department store, which...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado boat sales boom as people use rivers to escape coronavirus

The rivers are rising and paddle shops and boat makers across Colorado are reporting record sales as more families dip a paddle in the state’s waterways. “It’s like strumming the perfect chord on...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Could Main Avenue become a pedestrian mall in downtown Durango?

Restaurants and retail shops battered by COVID-19 restrictions that have killed spring shopping on Main Avenue may soon get some assistance from the city of Durango. The city is looking to allow...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fate of Durango J.C. Penney to be announced in coming weeks

J.C. Penney, which announced late last week it will close some stores under Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, will name stores to be closed and specific details about their closing “in the...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton merchants face another tough year

SILVERTON – After fires in 2018 and near-record snowfall and avalanches in 2019, merchants in Silverton thought they had seen everything nature could throw at them. Few suspected one of nature’s...

DATE: May 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salons, shops and offices take baby step in return to normalcy

Businesses in Durango took tentative steps Friday to emerge from government-ordered restrictions and shutdowns put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. A week after most other...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Avenue shops take baby steps to reopen

A few Durango merchants took their first tentative steps toward reopening Monday – offering curbside sales and deliveries – but business appeared to resemble bears coming out of hibernation more...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses expect slow start as commerce returns

Several Durango businesses are preparing to reopen next week, but confusion remains among shopkeepers and public health officials about guidelines or restrictions that will guide commerce as...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango business groups launch online store

In an effort to help closed local shops and other small businesses make it through the quarantine and social distancing imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, three business groups are opening an online...

DATE: April 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Albertsons, Safeway limit customer capacity

Albertsons and Safeway will limit the number of people allowed in their Colorado stores to about 30% of capacity to promote sanitary conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the stores...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

In downtown Durango, business is down, gratitude is up

Beau Lindborg, co-owner of Backcountry Gourmet, estimated Sunday that business at 11th Street Station was down 10% from last Sunday, which already was a slow day. Yaling Yen, owner of May Palace ,...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 29 years, Cole Hyson to close Colorado Trading Co.

At one time, pawn shops across the country looked up the value of guns, guitars, gold and everything in between in thick indexes published right here in Durango. Now, values are determined in...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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