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Denver firm buys San Juan Basin oil wells

Encana Corp. announced Monday it has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan Basin assets, located in northern New Mexico, for $480 million to Denver-based DJR Energy. DJR Energy currently...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High graduate uses biology to predict stock prices

Professionals on Wall Street are highly paid to predict where stocks and stock markets are headed. The most prescient, think Warren Buffet, are billionaires. Izzy Simpson, 18, who graduated last...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Fire destroys mobile home near Gem Village

GEM VILLAGE – A mobile home just west of Gem Village was destroyed Wednesday afternoon by a fire of undetermined origin. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said no one was in...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board backs statewide tax hike for education

The Durango school board voted 4-0 to endorse passage of a ballot measure that will increase state taxes $1.6 billion annually to fund preschool through high school education across Colorado....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Rep. Scott Tipton says he focuses on district, not tweets

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton says he will focus on issues important to his district and not the fireworks emerging from the White House if re-elected for a fifth term. Staying away from the political...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Senate candidates Coram, Unger differ on ballot issues

Wants are many but resources are scarce; it’s a division that frequently separates views on public policies. In state Senate District 6, the southwestern corner of the state, how far government...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers discuss lawsuit in response to 416 Fire

Lawyers suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said they seek to obtain just compensation for residents who suffered damages as a result of the 416 Fire, not kill La Plata County’s top...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enrollment numbers are in, and Fort Lewis College is pleased

Enrollment for fall 2018 at Fort Lewis College came in at 3,317 students, which is two students fewer than fall 2017 – a number the school sees as stabilization after several years of larger...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

How many hotel rooms in Durango are too much?

Durango’s lodging industry is looking at ways to make room for 475 new hotel rooms that will come online in the next 1½ to two years. “It’s scary as a lodger. It’s too much, too soon, but at the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Who’s behind the murals going up around Durango?

Art matters for Hayley Kirkman, and that’s pretty evident around Durango. Murals popping up around town, first on the side of Durango Joe’s on College Drive and now behind Kroegers Ace Hardware ...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Gem Village now a stop on information superhighway

Tracy McCracken, owner of Valley Feed and Ranch Supply in Gem Village, is looking forward to the end of September – when she expects to merge onto the information superhighway after struggling for...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Dallas firm completes purchase of First National Bank

The $134.4 million sale of First National Bank of Durango, the town’s first bank which opened in 1882, to Triumph Bancorp Inc. of Dallas is now complete, and new TBK Bank signs are already up. In...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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