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Susie’s Gifts closes after 23 years

Susie’s Gifts on Main has been a go-to gift shopping and greeting card store for locals and visitors for decades. But owner Susie Keck has decided it’s time to close up and retire, albeit with a...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Southern Ute sales tax exemption may pinch Ignacio’s coffers

This summer, Southern Ute Indian Tribal members can ask for sales tax exemptions at more businesses in Ignacio and be assured it will be granted. “It’s been a gradual thing. ... Not everybody asks...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito gun store offers weapons, training

J.J. Rouanzoin believes his job is to help people protect themselves, their families and their homes, and to educate gun owners, as well as the occasional person who questions his affinity for...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Black bear keeps A Shared Blanket’s missing sheep’s spot warm

While the whereabouts of A Shared Blanket’s missing taxidermic sheep remain unknown, a new stuffed animal is standing guard outside the art gallery on Main Avenue. Last week, after reading about...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homelessness in Durango: Finding a fix

About 100 people gathered for the Durango Homeless Summit on June 15 at the Durango Public Library to examine he issue of homelessness in the Durango area. Homelessness is a problem, so the Durango...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

New retail, restaurants move into Francisco’s building on Main

New tenants will soon occupy three suites in the former Francisco’s building at 619 Main Ave. An outdoor clothing store, Moose on the Loose, and two restaurants, the Lone Spur Cafe and Cerda 7...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wal-Mart aims to grow overseas

SHENZHEN, China – Zhong Guoyan sifted through piles of fish at a Walmart in Shenzhen, one of China’s largest cities. She studied the fins, to make sure they were bright red and firm. She peered at...

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Grocery store alcohol battle turns to governor

DENVER – Supporters of a legislative effort to allow the sale of full-strength beer, wine and liquor in grocery stores are worried that the governor might veto the bill. Standing inside the Capitol...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supermarket liquor sales bill alive, faces more votes

DENVER – A measure that would allow the sale of full-strength beer, wine and liquor in grocery stores crossed another hurdle Tuesday in the Legislature. The House gave initial approval to the bill...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Furniture chain opens first Colorado location in Durango

When For Your Home and Aaron’s closed at Main Avenue and 14th Street, Robyn Vagneur saw an opportunity. Vagneur grew up in her family’s SuperNova Furniture stores in Texas and decided a location in...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

End of an era for Appaloosa Trading Co. owner

Looking around at his menagerie of antique cigar snippers recovered from an abandoned cabin near Boulder, Spanish colonial spurs, Civil War-era swords, smooth leather, turquoise and rare topaz,...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sparks fly

DATE: March 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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