Lady Falconburgh’s drinking wall to come down

A noted landmark honoring long nights drinking in downtown Durango – the brick wall associated with the now-closed Lady Falconburgh’s Barley Exchange – will be coming down. The Cavern Bar and Grill...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sears outlet in Durango to remain open

Durango’s Sears store will remain open and is not part of the Sears Holding Corp. bankruptcy filed Monday. The Durango store is a franchise of a separate corporation, the Sears Hometown and Outlet...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Restaurants, T-shirt shops rev up during Four Corners Motorcycle Rally

The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally appears to have met one of its prime missions: boosting late-summer sales for merchants, at least for some Durango merchants. Motorcyclists seem to have kept the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

City sales taxes down in June, but not as much as feared

City of Durango sales tax revenue collected for the month of June came in at $2.22 million, down 5.6 percent from the same month in 2017 – a relief to some the drop wasn’t bigger given the 416 Fire...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New music store owned by a familiar face

When Katzin Music closed this past spring, musicians were left with few local options when it came to buying the supplies they needed. But not long after Katzin’s retail doors closed for good, new...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Downtown ambassadors help tourists, watch for troublemakers

For Cathy Roberts, working a few shifts as a downtown ambassador is an ideal fit. “I get to walk and talk. It’s the perfect job for me,” Roberts said during a shift early in the tourist season. “I...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rite Aid in Durango to become a Walgreens

Rite Aid in Town Plaza is in the midst of a transition to become a Walgreens by the end of the month. Jim Lashway, a shift supervisor, said the store employs 20 full- and part-time employees, and...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increased marketing aims to bring in tourists

Marketing efforts will ramp up this summer in an effort to reverse the financial harm caused by the 416 Fire and bring tourists to Durango. Durango’s streets have been fairly quiet in recent weeks...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses harmed by 416 Fire might gain access to federal loans

Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the federal government could become available to small businesses in Silverton and Durango hurt by the 416 Fire. Dan Nordberg, regional administrator of the...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire, Durango & Silverton train cancellations hit merchants hard

Few if any retail businesses in Durango managed to escape the absence of tourists stemming from the 416 Fire and the cancellation of train runs to Silverton. “It is definitely affecting us,” said...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton shop owners feel economic squeeze from 416 Fire

SILVERTON – The collateral damage inflicted by the 416 Fire hit more than homeowners and businesses within a few miles of the blaze; it also hit owners of shops and restaurants dozens of miles...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economic pain from 416 Fire hits home

The economic costs of the 416 Fire are adding up. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has furloughed 150 seasonal employees, Purgatory Resort has canceled several weddings and group...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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