Valley property converted to RV park

Changes are afoot at a property once occupied by a motel and later a mobile-home park across from Trimble Hot Springs.Geof Schlittgen, who owns the property with his wife, Engenie, said he is...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Steamworks Brewing announces new hire Steamworks Brewing Co.'s Bayfield location announces the addition of Michael Simmons as production manager to its staff.Simmons began his career with JT Baker...

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Buffett offers advice at shareholders meeting

Editor's note: Durango resident Walt Dear recently attended the annual shareholder meeting of Berskshire Hathaway and gleaned these tips for smart investing in the stock market. Nonshareholders can...

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Marriage of chocolate, ice cream proves strong

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory announced Monday it will expand its co-branding relationship with Cold Stone Creamery after test locations posted "double-digit sales gains."Bryan Merryman, chief...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Bank remodel creates office space

Bank of Colorado is remodeling its downtown Durango branch, creating 9,000 square feet of leasable space.The bank is squeezing its offices into the north side of the building at 1199 Main Ave.The...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

858 Main prepares to reopen

The old Wallace Furniture Building, 858 Main Ave., will reopen soon with a new third floor.Brookie Architecture is extensively remodeling the historic building, using old photographs to guide their...

DATE: May 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Businesses strive to survive

Recessions challenge all businesses, weeding out the weakest and denting the profitability of even the strongest. So how can businesses best survive a recession?Business leaders in Durango offered...

DATE: April 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Death, tax codes and hoards of complicated, confusing legalese

With taxes safely in the rearview mirror - well, for most of us - it is worth taking a few minutes to ponder the "wonder" that is our tax system.Consider the accompanying graphic: There are...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Small, local bankers deal with tough economy

Local banks, including those in Durango, have a marketing problem on their hands, says one of Colorado's top banking officials: Much of the public is categorizing them with their leverage-happy,...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Haulin' oats

DATE: April 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Preparing for summer

VALLECITO - The Schank House, named for owners Jim and Char Schank, has sprung up in place of the Buffalo Gap restaurant, a popular gathering place for locals in this lakefront tourist town.The...

DATE: April 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Police warn of counterfeit money

Counterfeit money tends to be more prevalent in the summer, Durango Police Department Detective Alex Hutchison told business owners Friday.Festivals in summer tend to increase the use of cash, he...

DATE: April 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business