Spanish Trails Inn & Suites gets a remodel

Spanish Trails Inn and Suites might not seem like the most promising site for a business investment in Durango. But John Hazen, who purchased the old north Main Avenue inn in August 2018 for $2...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Motels converted into long-term housing on north Main Avenue

Life as a homeless camper “wasn’t easy” for Bella Brown. Once, while living outdoors near Durango, her tent collapsed in the snow. She propped it up with her walking sticks. Brown has been homeless...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Photos: Gem & Mineral Show shines at fairgrounds

DATE: July 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

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 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Electric Association requests buyout estimate from Tri-State

La Plata Electric Association is requesting an estimate of how much it will cost to exit its contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission. LPEA has been exploring alternatives to purchasing...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango railroad’s liability for 416 Fire worries economic leaders

Economic leaders warned Tuesday any final ruling in a 416 Fire lawsuit that saddles the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with a burdensome financial penalty will be counterproductive –...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Chainless Brewing opens on north Main in Durango

Chainless Brewing, Durango’s newest brewery (and the seventh if you count the two that have left), came together through a lot of hard work and also a bit of luck. Lucas Ratcliff and Jason Hughes,...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Laughing gas eases anxiety during labor for moms at Mercy

The anxiety of new moms likely knows no bounds, but in the midst of labor at Mercy Regional Medical Center, there’s a new option to help take the edge off – laughing gas, aka nitrous oxide. The...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory to host fourth annual Summer Brew

Purgatory Ski Resort will host its annual Summer Brew festival July 6 at the resort’s ski beach with help from title sponsor Liquor World. The festival, which focuses on seasonal and summertime...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ignacio Family Dollar approved to sell beer

IGNACIO – Family Dollar, a grocery store in Ignacio, has been approved by the state to sell beer. The Ignacio Town Board voted June 17 to approve Family Dollar’s off-premises “fermented malt...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Methane rules up for debate as drilling booms in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants New Mexico to craft its own rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas development as the rollback of federal regulations remains tangled in a...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Homegrown CBD oil company grows as national market explodes

While other entrepreneurs were investing in marijuana after Colorado legalized it in 2012, the founders of 4 Corners Cannabis, a La Plata County company, keyed in on its lower-profile cousin, hemp....

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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