Colorado hay prices on the rise

GRAND JUNCTION (AP)– While western Colorado has enjoyed a wetter-than-normal year thus far, local farmers and ranchers are feeling the effects of a prolonged drought that continues to plague...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

100 years later, Brown’s still here

If you ever wanted to know the quintessential Durango shoe, Steve Swisher would be the person to ask. Swisher has been the managing partner at Brown’s Shoe Fit Co., for 32 years and makes all the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

New gallery opens in Arts Center building Award-winning photographers Kathy Myrick and Linda Pampinella have opened a new gallery, The Fifth Corner Photo Gallery, located upstairs at the Durango...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks fall again as Europe’s debt concerns are furthered

NEW YORK – Europe’s debt problems rumbled through global financial markets again Tuesday.U.S. stocks fell sharply in early trading when it appeared that European markets were heading for a second...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Namaste announces new location and hire Namaste Health Center announces its new location at 1800 East Third Ave.The business is owned by Dr. Nasha Winters who is a naturopathic doctor, licensed...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Gold fever sweeps criminal underworld

LOS ANGELES – Gus Rodriguez looks more like a soldier than a jewelry store security guard, with a Beretta handgun strapped to his bulletproof vest, shades wrapped around his shaved head and pepper...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Sept. 11 costs haunt U.S. economy

SAN FRANCISCO It took just a few hours for the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center to destroy a symbol of U.S. capitalism. A decade later, the financial damage still ripples through the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Robo-signed mortgage docs date to late 1990s

NEW YORK – Counties across the United States are discovering that illegal or questionable mortgage paperwork is far more widespread than thought, tainting the deeds of tens of thousands of homes...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Uncle Sam to the rescue

The shaky state of the federal budget didn’t deter 15 local businesses from attending a workshop about writing winning proposals for government contracts Wednesday.Business owners representing...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Retirement investing to be topic of seminar “Top 10 IRA Mistakes: How to Avoid IRS Tax Traps” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 and Sept. 27.The cost is $49, and the enrollment deadline is...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Weak job market plunges stocks

NEW YORK – A dismal jobs report caused stocks to plunge Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 253 points, or 2.2 percent, wiping out its gains for the week. All 30 stocks in the average...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Be the BOSS

Starting a new business can be risky. But some local entrepreneurs say a low-cost workshop offered by the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center can make a big difference in getting a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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