No letup in sight for hot home sales in La Plata County

Continued flight from urban areas and a limited number of available homes have sent La Plata County home prices higher – with the median price of a county home just shy of $500,000 in the first...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents buy Durango mobile home park from corporate owners

The countdown started Dec. 21, the day residents at River View mobile home park in Durango learned the property was for sale. Residents learned they could make an offer – if they could pull it...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Los Angeles Dodgers is buying up Crested Butte’s downtown buildings

Billionaire investor Mark Walter, the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is staking a claim in Gunnison County. A lot of claims, actually. The Chicago financier this year has quietly acquired six...

DATE: April 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College begins to address housing costs

Durango’s high cost of housing has Fort Lewis College looking at ways to help employees, faculty and staff members with homeownership costs. FLC’s board of trustees heard results from a survey of...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wells Group brings out its crystal ball

A year ago, many people scoffed when John Wells, owner-broker of The Wells Group, predicted the then-emerging novel coronavirus, the first serious viral pandemic since the Spanish Flu of 1918,...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Regional Home Builders Association seeks to elevate economy together

Through the quiet neighborhoods came the steady sound of a hammer, the sharp zing of a circular saw and laughter on a jobsite. For a long time, it seemed unfair that the building industry pushed...

DATE: April 3, 2021 | COLUMN: HBA Building Today

Some COVID-19 adaptations will have legs

COVID-19 might soon be a thing of the past now that several vaccines are widely available. But some adaptations to deal with the novel coronavirus are likely here to stay. Housing market heats up...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remodel coming to The Durango Herald building

A remodel to modernize the top floor of the The Durango Herald building begins this week that will also provide an additional 3,200 square feet of office space for lease. The project is expected...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

January can’t cool La Plata County’s hot housing market

Total home sales in January in La Plata County likely set a monthly record. That seemingly answers the question: Would the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine and the cold month’s slow selling period...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

It’s end of the road for old Durango Chamber of Commerce building

Durango residents will soon say goodbye to the red Chamber of Commerce building at Santa Rita Park. In January, the city of Durango put the decades-old, wood-framed building up for auction. Bidders...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s real estate market immune to COVID-19

Most businesses relished seeing 2020, the year of COVID-19, fade into the rearview mirror, but there was one big exception: Real estate was hot on the Western Slope, and La Plata County and Durango...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus drives blistering sales of Colorado mountain homes

Prices are at record highs. Supplies of mountain homes for sale have never been lower. Across Colorado’s high country, resort community real estate sales have set records since July. Through...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

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