How to be green

As President Obama continues to pound the pavement promoting his new jobs bill, Southwest Colorado Community College is taking on the task of job creation at a local level with a host of training...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Drought-stricken farmers rid cows

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The drought in the Southwest may help 29-year-old Chad Bicker get to his goal of being a full-time farmer and rancher by the time he’s 40.As farmers in Texas and other bone-dry...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Greek debt fix dim; stocks deflate

NEW YORK – Investor optimism faded in a hurry Tuesday after two days of conferences ended with no resolution to Greece’s debt crisis.Stocks erased nearly all of their gains in the last hour of...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Counseling groups for youth available Liza Tregillus, owner of Tregillus Intentional Parenting, “TIP,” announces that she offers youth groups related to identifying future goals and passions,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dividends found in chamber’s data

It might just be Durango’s best-kept business secret.Businesses around the country pay hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars for marketing and mailing lists that aim to reach their target...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

More flights bound for armrest wars

NEW YORK – Don’t expect much elbow room on flights this fall.Planes have never been so full. There was barely a spare seat this summer, and the next few months should be the same. To the list of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Their fruits of labor

Montezuma County has a secret: mighty fruit orchards that once dominated the Southwest Colorado landscape.Now a McElmo Canyon grower is trying to revive heirloom fruits once abundant in the county...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Businesses take health-care 101

For the 27 percent of La Plata County adults who don’t have health insurance and dozens of local small businesses that can’t offer it to their employees, 2014 will bring big changes. That’s when...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

FLC to offer nonprofit class Fort Lewis College Office of Continuing Education will offer “Nonprofit Management: Making a Difference” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8 on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks up a bit for second day

NEW YORK – General Electric Co. and other industrial companies pushed stocks higher after another choppy session Tuesday, the second day of gains in a row.It was the first back-to-back gain since...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Greece, Europe struggle to contain its debt crisis

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought Tuesday to calm market fears that Greece is heading for a chaotic default as Europe struggles to contain a crippling financial crisis.Merkel rejected...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Sorrel Sky Gallery announces new hire Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., announces the hiring of Linda Perala-Hunt as full-time sales associate.Perala-Hunt also will participate with purchasing....

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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