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Rights and Legal Remedies Meeting

Rights and Legal Remedies Meeting

Environmental litigation specialist Tom Alleman of the Dykema Cox Smith Law Firm will lead a public discussion of legal issues for business, agriculture and property interests arising from the Gold King Mine release. Friday, August 28 10 am – 12 noon Anasazi Rm, Double Tree Hotel, Durango     Durango community member, Mark Walker is a partner of the Dykema Cox Smith Law Firm. To view or download the flyer, click on the image or...

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Hardship Loans Available

Hardship Loans Available

Alliance Investor Member, First National Bank of Durango is offering assistance to community residents impacted by the Animas River contamination incident. Click on the flyer/image for detailed information or visit: First National Bank of Durango‘s webiste:...

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IDTV Economic Update

IDTV Economic Update

In this month’s edition of the Inside Durango TV Economic Update, Alliance Executive Director Roger Zalneraitis interviews Ken Charles of the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and Rebecca Broussard of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DOLA was responsible for organizing a Disaster Assistance Center for local residents and businesses impacted by the Animas River contamination incident. The EPA took part in the two-day event.  Broussard says businesses suffering lost revenue or workers suffering lost wages may apply for damages through the EPA’s Claim Form 95. The EPA has set up a claims hotline: 844-607-9700 and website: www2.epa.gov/goldkingmine for assistance submitting the claim form. To view the interview click on the image above or visit: IDTV Economic Update...

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Economic Dashboard June 2015

Economic Dashboard June 2015

How is the economy right now in Durango and La Plata County? Find out the latest on our employment, home construction, tourism, and other key measures of our local economic performance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we can walk you through what the data means. Local Economic Conditions June 2015 Summary Improved (+) 13 No Change (o) 3 Declined (-) 6 Improved (Declined) 7 8 Current Last Month Last Year Change (vs Last Year) Workforce   Labor Force 30,411 29,988 31,983 –   Employed 29,209 28,837 30,618 –   Unemployment Rate (%) 4.0 3.8 4.3 +   Labor Force Participation (%) 55.5 54.8 59.3 – 8 Construction & Housing   New Permits (to Date)      Durango 47 41 39 +      Rest of County 81 65 68 +   Value of Permits ($,000) (to Date)      Durango 23,837 22,705 9,248 +      Rest of County 24,753 18,159 17,680 +   Home Sales 345 250 323 +   Average Home Price ($) 427,580 411,374...

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Economic Dashboard May 2015

Economic Dashboard May 2015

How is the economy right now in Durango and La Plata County? Find out the latest on our employment, home construction, tourism, and other key measures of our local economic performance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we can walk you through what the data means. Local Economic Conditions May 2015 Summary Improved (+) 11 No Change (o) 5 Declined (-) 6 Improved (Declined) 5 8 Current Last Month Last Year Change (vs Last Year) Workforce   Labor Force 29,988 29,242 31,493 –   Employed 28,837 28,074 30,147 –   Unemployment Rate (%) 3.8 4.0 4.3 +   Labor Force Participation (%) 54.8 53.5 58.5 – 8 Construction & Housing   New Permits (to Date)      Durango 41 32 33 +      Rest of County 65 49 54 +   Value of Permits ($,000) (to Date)      Durango 22,705 19,996 8,237 +      Rest of County 18,159 12,928 16,514 +   Home Sales 250 184 251 o   Average Home Price ($) 411,374 404,327...

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