Bath & Body Works at Durango Mall to close

Citing slow sales, the Bath & Body Works shop at the Durango Mall plans to close Jan. 23. Shanice Medina, store supervisor, said store sales have slowed to a point where the store is no longer...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Subaru dealership moves to Three Springs in Durango

Morehart Murphy Subaru plans to open its new dealership Monday at Three Springs Crossing in Durango. The new building is more than triple the size of the current Subaru dealership at 33 Parker Ave....

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small shops cater to last-minute Christmas shoppers

Durango and Farmington may be the Four Corners version of “A Tale of Two Cities,” but they shared at least one thing in common: A fair amount of last-minute Christmas shoppers. Shanna Igo, who...

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

After a quarter of a century, Methodist Thrift Shop manager departs

Lori Brouner began working as a night janitor and on the dock at the Methodist Thrift Shop in 1996 to supplement her income as a teacher’s aide. She must have made an impression – within a year she...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How will businesses adapt to tougher COVID guidelines in Southwest Colorado?

Daryl Philipp is not kidding herself, going back to increased restrictions to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus isn’t something she’ll relish. “It’s going to be a blow,” she said, while...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some TLC to help Durango’s ma-and-pa shops during lean times

Early fall and winter after the holidays – the shoulder season, a traditionally scary time for small businesses – might be even more frightening than normal this year with COVID-19 lingering in the...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Albertsons, Safeway offer COVID-19 tests

The Albertsons pharmacy in Durango and the Safeway pharmacy in Cortez are offering saliva tests for COVID-19 for $139.99. Nikki Price, director of pharmacy operations for Albertsons and Safeway,...

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

Journey from Moldova to Durango leads Lana Spinu to open consignment shop

Lana Spinu’s path to become a small-business owner has been longer and filled with more obstacles and surprises than most, but that probably goes with the territory when you arrive in Durango in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango has its first dollar store

Durango finally has its first dollar store. The La Plata County Planning Commission in December 2019 approved construction of a 9,180-square-foot commercial retail store to be located at 29639 U.S....

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

Farmington thrift store supports relocation of wolf-dog rescue to larger parcel

Carol Sanchez has big plans for her 4 Corners Wolf Dog Rescue Sanctuary. She recently purchased 80 acres of land near Cuba, New Mexico, where she plans to move 16 wolf-dog hybrids she is tending on...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Needles Liquors to move to Purgatory Resort

Needles Liquor will move from the Needles Country Square about two miles north into the Purgatory Village Plaza and will rebrand itself as Mother Cline Liquor Carrie Cline, who has owned the store...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango businesses report some wins despite COVID-19 restrictions

Relief, even gratitude, seems to be the emotion of the day among shop owners, restaurateurs and innkeepers in Durango as COVID-19’s economic punches lost some sting in late summer. “We’re doing...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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