Gigabit internet coming to more rural towns in Southwest Colorado

Bit by bit, southwestern Colorado is cobbling together fiber-fast broadband service to get its residents up to speed, or at least to 2015 internet standards, when the Federal Communications...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

COVID-19 outbreak reported at popular burger joint in downtown Durango

A popular burger joint in downtown Durango reported an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The health department said two people on...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Lara Spinu journey from Moldova to Durango leads her to open consignment shop

Lana Spinu’s path to become a small-business owner has been longer and filled with more obstacles and surprises than most, but that probably goes with the territory when you arrive in Durango in...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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