Let customers know you are grateful for them

I've been traveling on vacation the last couple of weeks and have noticed an interesting phenomenon during that time. So many people with whom I've dealt have been courteous and pleasant, to the...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Earth-friendly dirt-moving

OXFORD - A San Juan Basin gas contractor is among the first companies in the nation to operate a fuel-saving Caterpillar bulldozer.Crossfire owner Ezra Lee hopes the diesel-electric bulldozer helps...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Rancher helps produce hay for more than 7 decades

GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Leo Jammaron watched as the faded-green, John Deere tractor lumbered around his hay field, vacuuming up windrows of cut hay.Every now and then, the tractor would stop and spit...

DATE: July 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Taste of Chicago

DATE: July 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Sales slow for Rocky Mountain Chocolate

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory suffered another disappointing quarter as consumers continued to cut back on purchasing luxury chocolates.In quarterly results announced Thursday, the Durango-based...

DATE: July 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Falling crude oil prices drag stock market lower

NEW YORK - Falling oil prices are becoming another sign of investors' deflating hopes for a speedy economic recovery.Major stock indexes skidded 2 percent Tuesday as crude fell for the fifth...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Stuart's celebrates 50-year anniversary

When Dennis Johnson purchased his father's clothing store in 1978, he decided to keep the name: Stuart's of Durango."It just seemed kind of silly to change the name. By then, it had acquired a...

DATE: July 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Business briefs

Pilates studio announces relocation Mind's Eye Movement, a classical Pilates studio, will relocate its services to 101 E. 31st St. on Monday.The move will allow more convenient access for clients....

DATE: July 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Denver-bound

Cuckoo's Chicken House & Waterin' Hole is looking to open several franchises, including at least one in the Denver area, in a plan that will test whether the Durango restaurant's success can...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Administration sends consumer bill to Congress

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration sent legislation to Congress on Tuesday to create a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency designed to protect Americans from unscrupulous practices and make...

DATE: July 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Company Lenovo makes minor alterations to keyboard

Lenovo put nearly a year of research into two design changes that made their debut on an updated ThinkPad laptop this week. No, not the thinner, lighter form or the textured touchpad - rather, the...

DATE: June 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Car dealers hope incentives boost sales

Durango auto dealers that have felt the stinging effects of a steep downturn in sales may see some help from a federal rebate program.Government incentives this summer will give buyers $3,000 to...

DATE: June 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business