Natural Grocers now open in Durango

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has opened its Durango store at 1123 Camino del Rio.The store offers produce, organic and free-range meat, frozen food and other groceries, in addition to a...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Madoff to plead guilty to 11 counts

NEW YORK - In a courtroom surprise, it was revealed Tuesday that Bernard Madoff will plead guilty Thursday to securities fraud, perjury and other crimes, knowing he could face up to 150 years in...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Alltel to keep Durango for time being

Durango will continue to receive Alltel Wireless telephone service until the company can sell the local market.As part of a deal with the Justice Department to preserve competition in some markets,...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Business park seeking metro district

Developers of the proposed Airport Business Park are moving toward creating a regional metropolitan district to operate a new wastewater treatment plant.The facility would serve anticipated growth...

DATE: March 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Local businesses can network online

A new online venture is attempting to put local businesses higher on search engine queues and offer local businesses a social networking outlet.The Web site, www.buzztown.com , was created by...

DATE: March 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango retailer expanding TV sales

Durango residents continue to buy high-end plasma flat screens in a cathode-ray-tube economy, said the co-owner of a local electronics retailer set to double his television inventory next month.Dan...

DATE: March 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

As sales decline, bars offer specials

Drink specials are proliferating around town as bars attempt to attract business in the face of a seasonal downturn and a national recession.El Rancho Tavern, 975 Main Ave., is planning to release...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Watch out: The stimulus plan will be a dud

Well, we - the taxpayers, bondholders and the owners of the printing presses that make the money - just spent $825 billion over two years on a stimulus package.Most of you are familiar with the big...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

LPEA, BP propose facilities at airport

La Plata County's largest natural-gas producer and its main electricity provider are teaming up to build a gas compressor and electrical substation at Durango-La Plata County Airport.BP proposes to...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Helping ease winter doldrums

Golfers fighting cabin fever this winter can get their swings in with the help of a new indoor simulator in downtown Durango.Alan Weaver, co-founder of DreamWeaver Designs, has installed what he...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Number of real estate agents declining

Membership in the Durango Area Association of Realtors slipped 15 percent during the last two months before recovering slightly, reflecting the downturn in real estate sales.The real estate...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Banks plan Grandview branches

Local banks are charging ahead despite the national economic recession.Bank of the San Juans and First National Bank of Durango both plan to open branches in Grandview, although the branches are at...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business