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Keep doing your part to support local businesses

We are fortunate to live in an area with such a strong and ethical local business community. The vast majority of our local business leaders believe in the old saying, “A rising t...

Steamworks Brewing Co. to close one day per week starting Tuesday

Residual effects of COVID-19 and its economic impacts have caused the management of Steamworks Brewing Co., which is owned by Peak Food & Beverage, to close Tuesdays beginning July 7 until f...

Region 9 program administrator celebrates 10 years with organization

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado recognized Program Administrator Terry Blair-Burton for celebrating 10 years with the organization. Blair-Burton ...

Comfort Keepers names Erin Youngblood as general manager of two offices

Comfort Keepers has announced Erin Youngblood has accepted the position of general manager for their Los Lunas and Durango/Farmington offices. This is an expansion of her responsibilities to...

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance launches online PPE store for local businesses and individuals

The Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance and the La Plata County Economic Recovery Task Force have announced a new online e-commerce platform for local businesses and individuals to purcha...

Colorado governor orders bars to re-close to in-person service

State has seen slight uptick in coronavirus cases over past two weeks

La Plata Family Medicine welcomes new family nurse practitioner Taylor Vicory

La Plata Family Medicine has welcomed Taylor Vicory. Vicory is a board-certified family nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She recently gradu...

El Pomar Foundation approves grant to Community Connections, Inc.

On June 4, the Trustees of the El Pomar Foundation announced that Community Connections was approved for a $5,000 general operating grant. Community Connections was founded in 19...

Masks: The new normal at Durango businesses

Merchants take little flak from tourists or locals for face coverings

What does responsible tourism mean to you?

It goes by many names: sustainable tourism, destination stewardship, eco-tourism, etc., but what once focused mostly protecting the environment has now expanded to include people, culture, b...

U.S. job market’s modest improvement may be stalling

WASHINGTON – The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely fell last week, and the reopening of small businesses has leveled off – evidence that the job market’s gains ...

Loan originator Cathy Mewmaw joins team at Arete Mortgage

Arete Mortgage has announced the addition of loan originator Cathy Mewmaw. Mewmaw comes to Arete with a passion for helping others. She has the patience, expertise and knowledge ...