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: Business

Steamworks closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Steamworks Brewing Co. closed Wednesday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 and will remain closed for at least three days. Kris Oyler, president of Peak Food & Beverage Co., said the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Local group buys Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper

A group of locals, led by Aaron Brill, co-owner of Silverton Mountain ski area, has purchased the Silverton Standard & the Miner from the San Juan County Historical Society in an effort to keep...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield hires economic recovery coordinator

The town of Bayfield wants to help businesses access COVID-19 relief money so much that the town created a new position to help them do it. Beth Lamberson, former executive director of KSUT, is the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

A new hand on deck to offer assistance to small businesses

The novel coronavirus might have thrown a wrench into many businesses in 2020, but the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is working to bolster its capacity to help them. Through...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Renewable energy projects in Southwest Colorado to receive grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded grants totaling more than $177,000 to four Southwest Colorado projects and businesses to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts. Shaw...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Primus restaurant to reopen after dealing with flood

Primus Restaurant will hold a grand reopening Thursday after dealing with a Father’s Day flood that kept it closed for three months – just as other restaurants were emerging from COVID-19-caused...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango financial expert sees gold values rising higher

David McAlvany would never be so crass as to tell you he told you so, but the CEO of McAlvany Wealth Management, figured years ago gold was set to catch fire – but if you’re worried you’ve missed...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

$2M into internet access for rural Coloradans

Colorado will invest $2 million in federal coronavirus relief funds in school districts trying to make sure all of their students have a reliable internet connection while learning at home. ...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Survey, focus groups aim to boost New Mexico competitiveness

ALBUQUERQUE – One of New Mexico’s largest economic development advocacy groups has launched an online survey to take the temperature of business owners and others on everything from taxes to public...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Electric Association effort to separate from Tri-State on pause

La Plata Electric Association’s effort to get a buyout figure as it seeks to free itself from a 30-year contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission has been delayed before the Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory Resort, Durango Chamber partner for COVID relief

Purgatory Resort and the Coleman Charitable Foundation raised $60,000 during its first season pass sales for the coming ski season to fund a program to help small businesses hurt by COVID-19. The...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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