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Noel Night begins 5 p.m. Friday

Local First invites the public to attend Noel Night on Friday Noel Night is a communitywide holiday event featuring hospitality by merchants, music and entertainment by local artists, fundraising...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite the rise of the internet, retail sales robust in La Plata, Montezuma counties

Though total retail sales have increased in Southwest Colorado since 2000, business owners must rely on shoppers from elsewhere, such as tourists and online buyers, to be successful here, according...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Noel Night: A mix of local spending and giving

Noel Night on Dec. 2, one of the largest shopping days in Durango, will also be an opportunity to give back to families in need. As shoppers peruse about 100 independent shops offering drawings,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Christmas festivities planned for Main Mall

Santa Claus, artisans and music will fill the Main Mall with cheer on Saturdays this holiday season. “We are really trying to put together a fun mix,” said KK Patton, organizer and owner of Sendero...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jiffy Lube offers free oil change for veterans

Jiffy Lube will offer a free oil change from 8 a.m. to noon on Veterans Day for active military members and veterans, with proof of military service. Jiffy Lube Durango is located at 21558 U.S....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Goodwill planned near Walmart

A Goodwill could be built near Walmart by the end of 2017, if all goes well. The proposal for the new secondhand store received a warm welcome from Durango’s Design Review Board Wednesday evening...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

State rules limit individual sales of concentrated marijuana products

New rules around marijuana labels and the amount of marijuana products consumers can buy at one time changed Saturday. For example, prior to Saturday, customers could buy 28 grams of hash, now,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Holiday sales forecast: Up 3.6%

NEW YORK – Americans are expected to spend at a faster clip than last year for the critical holiday season, helped by an economy that should only continue to pick up, according to the nation’s...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mountain Bike Specialists tops in the nation

It celebrated as one customer after another won trophies in mountain biking, and now Mountain Bike Specialists earned a trophy of its own. While it frequently rates among the top mountain bike...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown shops report strong summer season

As Labor Day heralds the beginning of fall, downtown merchants are wrapping up what they report as a strong summer 2016 tourist season. Labor Day weekend, which fortuitously coincides with the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet isn’t crimping Durango book stores

While mega-bookstores like Barnes & Noble have struggled with the rise of internet sales, Durango patrons support seven bookstores. The latest one, White Rabbit Books and Curiositie s along the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Silverton’s Venture Snowboards back in business

Venture Snowboards is ready to ride for the 2016-17 season. The popular snowboard company based in Silverton shut down operations during the 2015-16 season, but it promised it wouldn’t be goodbye. ...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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