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Horsmanship business offers training locally Erika Roberts and Kitty Kohles have launched HBH, Heart Based Horsemanship. HBH teaches foundational skills that promote harmony between horse and...

DATE: June 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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N.C. man farms family land

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - When Nathan Pitts puts his hands in the dirt, he's not playing.He's counting on that dirt for a paycheck.Pitts, 31, is the owner and sole employee of Shore Farms...

DATE: June 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mercury's long journey

One of Durango's most successful companies started with little more than a history of failure, a mound of credit-card debt and one great idea. Now that Mercury Payment Systems has sold a...

DATE: May 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Walmart shows off remodel

Walmart in Durango has completed a 10-week remodel to widen aisles, lower shelves and brighten refrigerator cases with LED lights.The changes give the familiar store layout a more open...

DATE: May 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Business Briefs

Downtown cleanup day will be held Friday The Durango Chamber of Commerce will hold a downtown Durango cleanup day from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. There will be free coffee, doughnuts and T-shirts....

DATE: May 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Oil spill ends 19% of Gulf fishing

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. - The sign outside the Pensacola Beach marina reads "We're Still Fishing," but that's not really true.The federal government announced earlier this week that it was nearly...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Many eyes on downtown serve to keep Durango vital

Some days we praise it and promote it, while other days it challenges and frustrates us. Locals know it intimately and are frequently quick to comment on shortcomings that they find in their...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Moon's Custom Cycles closes in Ignacio

Moon's Custom Cycles is closing indefinitely in a blow to Ignacio's efforts to revitalize the downtown.Although Steve Mooney, who owns the chopper shop with his wife, Ann, says business is good,...

DATE: May 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Early retirement loopholes anger some Europeans

MADRID - In Greece, trombone players and pastry chefs get to retire as early as 50 on grounds their work causes them late-career breathing problems. Hairdressers enjoy the same perk thanks to the...

DATE: May 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Workers: Hands off our 401k

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - What happens when the government considers tinkering with retirement accounts and asks for citizen input?It gets plenty.Government officials began seeking comments in...

DATE: May 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

Alpine Bank expects 4th quarter profit

Alpine Bank, which reported a $23.8 million loss for the quarter that ended March 31, expects to return to profitability by the end of the year, said regional president Mike Burns.The Glenwood...

DATE: May 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business

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Business Briefs

Free information session for summer retreatTrue Life Coaching & Retreats will offer a free informational call from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a summer retreat titled "Quest for Your True Life:...

DATE: May 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Business