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

Airport sees 35 percent rise in riders

The number of passenger flying out of Durango-La Plata County Airport surged 35 percent in March, defying the recessionary economy.The huge growth came after more modest gains in the two previous...

DATE: April 8, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

berry seet story

PAYSON, Utah - Rick Johnson is the archetype of an American cowboy, with a dress code based entirely on leather and denim. He wears the classic black boots and a wide-brimmed cowboy hat at all...

DATE: April 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado company rushes 100 mpg cars to market

LOVELAND - What normally takes 10 years to research and develop, a family owned, Loveland-based automobile research and manufacturing company is trying to accomplish in just a few months. Lightning...

DATE: March 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks lose ground after rally

NEW YORK - A stock drop is never reassuring - except when it could have been worse.The Dow Jones industrial average shed 115 points, or 1.5 percent Tuesday. But it also held on to 382 of the 498...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Obama envoy Holbrooke served on AIG board

WASHINGTON - Obama administration special envoy Richard Holbrooke was on the American International Group Inc. board of directors in early 2008 when the insurance company locked in the bonuses now...

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

State cuts vendor's fee to help budget

A change in state law intended to help close the Colorado Legislature's yawning budget cap will cut into the pockets of Durango retailers for the second time in less than a year.Retailers are...

DATE: March 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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