Anschutz Corp. among believers in Wyoming wind power

RAWLINS, Wyo. - The near-constant wind whipping across the rugged hills and ridges of southern Wyoming soon could power one of the world's largest wind farms.Power Company of Wyoming, an affiliate...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos trio crafts tables from scratch

You might never know the furniture they sell at Custom Iron and Woodwork in Mancos is made from objects such as recycled wood, glass and iron."It's something I always wanted to do, but I never had...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercury CEO Katz announces retirement

Mercury Payment Systems chief executive Marc Katz is retiring after leading the Durango company through nearly a decade of strong growth.Katz, 49, founded Mercury in 2001 with his brother, Jeffrey....

DATE: May 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

As rental car prices rise, experts advise early bookings

NEW YORK - If you're leaving your own car in the driveway for summer vacation, expect your rental car to take a bigger bite out of your vacation budget.Just a few months ago, rental- car companies...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Resorts drawing high earners

ORLANDO, Fla. - After two decades as a high-powered marketing executive, Scott Relf and his six-figure income moved from the cold of suburban Kansas City to the Florida coast ... because he...

DATE: May 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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