Ski areas await snow

DENVER – Ski resorts say snow trumps the economy when vacationers decide whether to head to the mountains.With economists saying the Great Recession is over, Colorado ski areas now hope a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil speculation yields another Wyoming record lease sale

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Widespread industry excitement about a possible oil play in eastern Wyoming has resulted in another record state lease sale, this one bringing in $49 million.Dozens of companies...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Marketing workshop set at Durango library The Durango Public Library, Durango Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo will sponsor a series of marketing workshops in November. “How to Determine Market...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Dow Jones reaches 2-year high

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones industrial average reached its highest level in two years Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced plans to buy $600 billion in Treasurys to stimulate the economy.The...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

New reality makes market tough to predict

NEW YORK – Next year will be a year unlike any other for the stock market.The Republican takeover of the House of Representatives on Tuesday means Wall Street will be contending with three...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed unveils bond-buying plan

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve announced a bold plan Wednesday to try to invigorate the economy by buying $600 billion more in Treasury bonds.The Fed said it would buy about $75 billion a month...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Supreme Court hears arguments on video games

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market posts gains on Election Day

NEW YORK – Major stock indexes rose Tuesday as investors awaited the results of congressional elections, putting the Dow Jones industrial average near its highest point of the year.The Dow Jones...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Property management announces new owner Kerry Coleman, who began her career at Durango Property Management in 1990, has purchased the business. Coleman has more than 20 years of experience in the...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Local women find business backing

Local economic-development officials say La Plata County is home to a growing number of capable professional women who are finding support and financing here to make their business dreams a...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

We don’t speak about goblins

The first night after moving into his new house, Warren Smith heard voices talking and laughing in his living room.“Where my house is situated, there’s no way I could have been hearing voices from...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Montana chile grower spices up farmers’ markets

GRANTSDALE, Mont. – Come harvest time, roadsides all over northern New Mexico are likely to have it – that dented truck with a cardboard sign proclaiming the sale of freshly roasted green...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business