U.S. retail sales fell in December for 3rd straight month

NEW YORK – Americans cut back on spending in December for the third-consecutive month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during the critical holiday shopping season. The U.S....

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango shopping centers sell for $13.4 million

Three shopping center buildings near Durango’s Walmart recently sold for more than $13 million, according to the Denver-based selling agent. Ryan Bowlby, senior vice president for Marcus &...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory exploring sale of company

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has hired a financial adviser to explore a sale of the company as it examines options to boost long-term shareholder value. The announcement comes after a multiyear...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s lack of snow doesn’t deter Christmas shoppers

Christmas sales look merry and bright so far in downtown Durango despite the unseasonably warm weather or maybe even because of it. Downtown Durango shop owners and managers’ opinions varied on...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Tailwind Nutrition selected as Colorado Company to Watch

Bayfield-based Tailwind Nutrition, an endurance drink mix manufacturer, was selected as a Colorado Company to Watch in late June. The company was among the 50 companies selected from a field of...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Amazon’s Prime Day proves to be its biggest shopping day ever

Amazon.com’s third annual Prime Day event turned out to be the biggest day ever for the e-commerce giant, with sales surpassing traditional retailing blowouts like Black Friday and Cyber Monday....

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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

La Plata County economy slowing

For the first time in four years, primary economic indicators show La Plata County’s economy is slowing. The economic deterioration started early this year with home sales and permits for...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New options for local foods in Mancos

Two community-supported agriculture programs in the Mancos valley will offer the option to buy vegetables, flowers, herbs, eggs and meat locally. Stubborn Farm and Burk Beef, the Wiley Carrot and...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango’s collection of sales taxes and lodgers taxes up in 2015

The city enjoyed a stellar year in 2015 for both sales tax and lodgers tax collections, reflecting strong economic growth. Durango sales tax collections brought in about $14.96 million, a 5.8...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black Friday starting today

For local shoppers who can’t wait for Black Friday, some major retailers in Durango are starting their sales on Thanksgiving. Walmart, Sears and Office Depot will all open at 6 p.m. today. ...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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