Tri-State sets goal to reduce wholesale rates

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association board of directors has adopted a goal to reduce its wholesale electric rates for member utilities by 8% by the end of 2023. The board of directors...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local loan program helps small businesses in Southwest Colorado overcome COVID-19

When Momentum Fitness needed some tender loving financing to carry it through the COVID-19 pandemic, it turned to the Rapid Response and Recover Fund offered by First Southwest Community Fund....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Bayfield launches small business COVID-19 relief grants

Bayfield businesses have two weeks to apply for COVID-19 relief money offered through a town grant. The town of Bayfield received $103,000 from the federal coronavirus relief bill, the $2.2...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism’s economic impact sans extra visitors

2020 has not been the best year for tourism. With stay-at-home orders, quarantines and public officials urging citizens to stay-put, tourism numbers have plummeted across the globe. Durango has...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: The Tourism Effect

Bank profits remain resilient despite lingering pandemic

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Unemployment remains high, many small businesses are struggling, and there are few signs that Congress and the White House can soon agree on another stimulus package to...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Centura Health-Mercy welcomes primary care physician Dr. Micah Helton

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center welcomes primary care physician Micah Helton, M.D., to Mercy Family Medicine-Horse Gulch and Mercy Internal Medicine, 810 E. Third St., Suite 201....

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Studio E to offer nia, yoga, healing arts classes

Studio E is now open and offering classes to the community at 225 E. Eighth Ave. The studio will offer nia, yoga, barefoot dancing and healing arts classes in its new movement space. Owner Evonne...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Area Association of Realtors accepts grants applications

Durango Area Association of Realtors is now accepting grant funding requests from local nonprofit organizations in need. Qualifying organizations must be in La Plata and San Juan Counties. While...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Mantell-Hecathorn Builders named Grand Award Winner by Department of Energy

For the second year, Mantell-Hecathorn Builders has been selected as Grand Winner of the Department of Energy’s National Housing Innovation Awards. Local builders Hunter and Greg Mantell-Hecathorn,...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Albuquerque businesses impacted by canceled Balloon Fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE – Multiple business owners in New Mexico have said this October could prove challenging for their businesses since the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which brings tourists...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango furloughs saved city $470,000

The city of Durango furloughed staff members earlier this year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic – a move that officials said was needed and achieved its desired effect. But the city has no...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Journey from Moldova to Durango leads Lana Spinu to open consignment shop

Lana Spinu’s path to become a small-business owner has been longer and filled with more obstacles and surprises than most, but that probably goes with the territory when you arrive in Durango in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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