Jobs picture used to be prettier

At the beginning of 2011, local economic-development officials thought they had reason to celebrate as La Plata County’s economy showed signs of recovering faster than rest of the state. Last week,...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Army deserter steals Microsoft co-founder’s ID

PHILADELPHIA – Even the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft isn’t immune to identity theft, it seems.A simple scheme to defraud Paul Allen, one of the richest men in the world, has landed an AWOL...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Truck restoration company opens Durango Vintage Truck, a vintage truck restoration company, has opened.The business specializes in restoration, parts, sales and service of pre-1979 pickup trucks....

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

LPEA announces new hire, reassignments The Operations Department at La Plata Electric Association has selected Garrett Hammer as a new equipment operator in its Pagosa Springs office, with...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks edge lower after flat consumer confidence report

NEW YORK – Major stock indexes dipped Tuesday as a flat consumer-confidence report gave investors little reason to extend the recent rally.The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 43.90 points to...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Presence of Wikipedia felt throughout Nigeria, world

LAGOS, Nigeria – The man who helped create the online reference Wikipedia said Tuesday that the end of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s print run shows the world’s growing reliance on the Internet as a...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. consumer confidence falls slightly in March

NEW YORK –Americans’ rosy outlook about the U.S. economy remains resilient as they focus on the good in the barrage of conflicting economic news.A widely watched barometer of consumer confidence...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Getting fit in the bathroom

Yoga can be practiced in pretty tight quarters, but Susan Atkinson has added a new dimension.Atkinson, a yoga instructor who lives in Bayfield, teaches how to practice the ancient discipline in a...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

I’ll have soda with my chicken wings, please

Some diners at Hurricane Grill & Wings had been limiting themselves to a small order of the chain’s saucy chicken wings and a glass of tap water. These days, many of those people are upgrading to a...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Who can the public blame?

LOS ANGELES – Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats’ gasoline. Drivers buying only a few gallons of gas at a time because they can’t afford...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Alpine Eye Clinic opens new location Dr. John G. Petty announces he has opened Alpine Eye Clinic at 3710 N. Main Ave.Petty is an ophthalmologist and offers general eye care, diabetic exams,...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Local home sales rebounding from 2009 lows

A year has passed, but the message at the 12th annual Real Estate Forecast on Wednesday night was almost identical to 2011: It’s a buyer’s market out there. And just like last year, brokers are...

DATE: March 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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