Durango seeks to lure summer visitors

With spring break visitors headed home, Durango’s tourism industry has turned its attention to summer with some new and renewed strategies to attract out-of-towners to Southwest Colorado.A focus on...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Therapist offers mobile massage Lotus Mobile Massage announces its opening at 328 Jenkins Ranch Road.Charlotte Lenssen is the owner of the massage and health business. Lenssen is a licensed massage...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. economy faces challenges after growth in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON – Consumers helped boost economic growth in the final months of last year, but higher oil prices are threatening to steal some of that momentum this year.More expensive gas will dampen...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Realtors to hold networking event The Durango Area Association of Realtors will hold “Spring Into Action” from 5 to 7 p.m. April 7 downstairs at the Irish Embassy, 900 Main Ave.This is the annual...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

BID wants your ideas

Recent months and years have brought changes big and small to downtown Durango. But the special taxing district in place since the late 1990s – which works to keep downtown and its businesses...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Earnings news gives stocks boost

NEW YORK – Stronger corporate earnings and signs of a stronger job market lifted stocks Thursday. Software company Red Hat Inc., chip maker Micron Technology Inc. and Chef Boyardee maker ConAgra...

DATE: March 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A gift for gabbing in geek

The Durango Tech club’s morning get-together started out simple enough with basic introductions and talk of a show-and-tell time. But when the discussion turned to bandwidth, HTML and mobile...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ag industry wants to limit secret videos

DES MOINES, Iowa – Angered by repeated releases of secretly filmed videos claiming to show the mistreatment of farm animals, Iowa’s agriculture industry is pushing legislation that would make it...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks edge lower after a 3-day rally

NEW YORK – Stocks edged lower Tuesday, ending a three-day rally that had lifted the Dow Jones industrial average above 12,000 for the first time since an earthquake hit Japan more than a week...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Durango realty group to hold meet-and-greet Kogan Builders will sponsor the first Durango Area Association of Realtors’ “Lunch ’N’ Meet” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at its office, 110 W....

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Foreclosure victims rarely get money owed to them

DENVER – Barely eight months removed from living in his car, and his right eye just healing from cataract surgery, retired veteran Barry Gragert wasn’t at all upbeat about his prospects.“The things...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ska: Recession? What recession?

An ailing economy apparently hasn’t quenched the nation’s thirst for beer. At least that appears to be true for Ska Brewing Co., where business has boomed the last few years faster than company...

DATE: March 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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