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Fire destroys mobile home south of Dolores

A mobile home south of Dolores was destroyed in a fire shortly before 5 p.m. Monday. The owner, Josh Archuleta, said his wife, Heather, and the couple’s five children were home and escaped...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BCI names new head of advertising, marketing services

Jamie Opalenik, who has worked with Ballantine Communications for three years, has been named director of multimedia sales with Ballantine Communications Inc., overseeing advertising and marketing...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango start-up builds unique trailers for camping

Blaze Davies attributes an idea from his wife, Alicia, as the inspiration for his startup company, Moto Burly, which is gearing up to manufacture rugged trailers built for the backcountry from its...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Median home prices up in Cortez, Montezuma County

The median sales price for a single-family home in Cortez is $212,000, up 21% year-to-date as of Sept. 31. At $244,000 in Montezuma County, the sales price is up 9.7%. The numbers come from the...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two snow-producing cells expected in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado can expect its snowiest week of the year since late May – with a dusting even expected to leave a mark at lower elevations along the U.S. Highway 160 corridor from Pagosa Springs...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business innovation center coming to downtown Durango

The Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration plans to open a business innovation center taking up 7,000 square feet of space in downtown Durango by New Year’s Day. “We actually have...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Average Durango home price jumps in 3rd quarter

The average price for a single-family home in Durango rose to $604,210 in the third quarter of 2019, up from $492,392 in the same quarter of 2018. But the number is a bit deceiving, according to...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting the needs of different generations is key to business success

IGNACIO – Your business – from leadership styles to marketing to hiring strategies – needs to be adaptive in today’s multi-generational customer base and workforce. Tim Kirkland, CEO of Renegade...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Farmington man faces charges in head-on crash near Towaoc

A Farmington man who crossed the centerline in his F-250 on U.S. Highway 160/491 about 3 miles northeast of Towaoc – slamming head-on into a small sedan – will likely face charges of vehicular...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College visionary dies at 84

Bob Dolphin, the longtime Fort Lewis College administrator who led buildout of the campus in the 1990s, died Saturday in Phoenix at the age of 84. Dolphin first came to FLC in 1984 to serve as...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Haircuts, clothing and more provided to Four Corners vets

Thomas Parks came looking for camaraderie and got a free haircut. Glen Baumert came looking for warm socks and got to showoff his 2½-year-old Great Dane, Sweetheart. Parks and Baumert were expected...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports wagering might be coming to Southwest Colorado

If voters approve Proposition DD on the November ballot, sports books will be allowed not only at state-licensed casinos in Central City, Blackhawk and Cripple Creek, but also at Sky Ute Casino in...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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