Sledworks vs. Silverton

Earlier this month, Mountain Boy Sledworks announced that the company will no longer be selling its nationally recognized handcrafted wood sleds in its hometown of Silverton. Mountain Boy owner...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Utah leaps ahead with deluxe ski area lodging

PARK CITY, Utah – When David Johndrow was looking to buy a hotel suite for use as a winter home in Park City, Utah, he had his pick of new luxury lodging: Montage Deer Valley, the St. Regis Deer...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Holistic healing center opens White Wolf Enterprise, which hosts Howling Down the Moon Holistic Healing Center, announces its opening at 2053 Main Ave., Unit B.Owner April Lugo is an international...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Speed pampering to be held Friday The first-ever “Speed Pampering” event to benefit the Women’s Resource Center will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Coldwell Banker/Heritage House Realtors, on...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks up on positive economic data

NEW YORK – Stocks ended Wednesday on a positive note after a batch of economic reports offered hope that the U.S. economy was improving.Incomes rose last month and consumer spending climbed for a...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Taking care of business

As the nation’s biggest retailers roll out sales and specials for the holidays, local businesses are ramping up efforts to encourage residents to keep their dollars in La Plata County. One of their...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Outlook not so rosy for economy

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials have become more pessimistic in their economic outlook through next year and have lowered their forecast for growth.The economy will grow only 2.4 to 2.5...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

California aims to keep spirit of the local farmers market

FRESNO, Calif. – Officials in California have created a system to let customers know whether food sold at a farmers market actually was grown nearby.About 2,200 growers and more than 700 markets...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Korean conflict weighs on market ahead of holiday

NEW YORK – Stocks fell Tuesday as a flare-up of tensions between North and South Korea combined with downbeat news on the economy gave investors plenty of reasons to sell ahead of the Thanksgiving...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Insurance agent recognized for service Tommy Tucker, an American Family Insurance agent in Durango, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Retreat center opens at Lightner Creek Inn Lotus Oasis Retreats announces it opening at 999 Lightner Creek Road.Owner Charlotte Lenssen has a background in the health field, massage therapy and is...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Portugal, Spain become new source of fear

LISBON, Portugal – Europe’s efforts to contain its debt crisis came under increasing strain Tuesday as bond market jitters shook Portugal and Spain, seen as the 16-nation eurozone’s next weakest...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business