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Heart Safe La Plata hires a new program director

Heart Safe La Plata has hired Kaylie Smith as the new program director. Smith is a Durango native and is available to help with CPR and first aid training needs, from scheduling o...

Strict rules keep business out of N.M. loan program

SANTA FE – Only about $20 million of a $400 million loan program for New Mexico small businesses hit by the pandemic has been approved to send out since the program began in August, accordin...

Southwest Colorado business accelerator unveils 2020 class

Entrepreneurs ranging from software developers to cider makers chart success in Southwest Colorado

La Plata Cares: Support for businesses hit by COVID-19

Well, 2020 couldn’t get any weirder. And just as the business community is buckling down for a long, hard winter, another financial support mechanism has emerged: La Plata Cares. ...

Douglass Field promoted to audit manager at FredrickZink & Associates, CPAs

FredrickZink & Associates CPAs has announced the promotion of Douglass Field to audit manager. Field joined the local Durango Certified Public Accounting firm in 2017 as a senior auditor. ...

First Southwest Bank named Community/Rural Lender of The Year by Colorado Small Business Administration

First Southwest Bank was awarded Community/Rural Lender of the Year by the Colorado Small Business Administration during their virtual conference for National Small Business Week. Sherry Wan...

Four Corners Children’s Clinic to open Nov. 8

Four Corners Children’s Clinic has announced its official opening date as Nov. 8 at its location at 555 Rivergate Lane, Unit B1-109 in Durango. To schedule an appointment, call 4...

Dolores cidery EsoTerra Ciderworks aims to boost region’s apple economy

Cidery uses neglected fruit from Montezuma County’s once-flourishing apple industry

Improving our bump-outs for downtown

The Bump Outs for Businesses program proved to be extremely successful this past summer downtown. Surveys of current users indicate that the new space is supporting 20% of total s...

New Mexico taps federal loans to pay unemployment

SANTA FE – New Mexico has depleted its unemployment benefits trust fund and begun to use federal loans to keep up with claims – spending that can trigger higher taxes if not repaid, a top la...

Nurses say state staffing levels leave patients vulnerable

DENVER – Some Denver nurses said the state’s minimum staffing levels have left them overworked and patients vulnerable to substandard care. A Colorado Department of Public Health ...

A new hand on deck to offer assistance to small businesses

With COVID-19 hitting the bottom line, SBDC adds disaster relief coordinator