After 35 years, downtown Durango restaurant calls it quits

A longstanding restaurant in downtown Durango announced it will close for good. In a post on Facebook , the Red Snapper’s culinary team John Sheehan and Nancy Rowley wrote they are closing the...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Salons, shops and offices take baby step in return to normalcy

Businesses in Durango took tentative steps Friday to emerge from government-ordered restrictions and shutdowns put in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. A week after most other...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado outbreak unemployment filings reach nearly 420K

DENVER – Nearly 420,000 people have filed for jobless aid in Colorado since the response to the coronavirus outbreak caused businesses to close, the state labor department said Thursday. Last week,...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Local Realtor earns Pricing Strategy Advisor accreditation

The Journal Justin Osborn, a licensed Realtor in both Colorado and New Mexico with The Wells Group, has achieved the prestigious Pricing Strategy Advisor accreditation. Less than 1% of Realtors in...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Three Peaks Deli & Grill in Durango won’t reopen after shutdown

Three Peaks Deli & Grill on north Main Avenue in Durango will not reopen after the shutdown, with the deli’s owner saying he planned to close in March, unrelated to the coronavirus. “It’s kind of a...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Nearly 10% of Colorado’s workforce has filed for unemployment

When the gates opened Monday in Colorado, 51,000 self-employed and gig workers and independent contractors rushed the new filing system to claim unemployment benefits. Not all made it through with...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Residence Inn by Marriott in Durango is sold

Prime Hospitality out of Fort Collins, a hotel and motel partnership, has purchased the Residence Inn by Marriott in Durango for $8.2 million. Kalpesh Patel, the registered agent with Prime...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Honey House Distillery whips up hand sanitizer for first responders

In early March, Kevin Culhane, co-owner of Honeyville, made a call to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: The coronavirus was coming to Colorado, and people would need hand sanitizer. “It was...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New businesses spring up to battle COVID-19

COVID-19 might have delivered severe, perhaps even fatal blows to businesses, but at least two Durango business have sprung up to meet the unique demands created by the viral pandemic. Four Corners...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Community Emergency Relief Fund opens new round of funding

Applications are being accepted for a second round of grants to be awarded by the Community Emergency Relief Fund for nonprofits in Southwest Colorado working to help people harmed by the spread of...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

More than 46,000 people file for unemployment in Colorado

DENVER — More than 46,000 people filed for unemployment payments in Colorado last week as coronavirus-related job losses continued, with workers in the hospitality and food industries accounting...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado processed 61,000 unemployment claims in four days

Out-of-work Coloradans continued to file for unemployment benefits last week, but unlike the week before, the state’s system handled thousands more applicants after implementing technology upgrades...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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