Bargains attract local homebuyers

La Plata County homebuyers continue to look for bargains, a trend that drove down the median sale price of country homes 18 percent during the most recent three-month period.Country homes in the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Chocolatier sees retail improvement

A Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory executive expressed optimism that retailing may have turned a corner after the company reported only a slight decline in revenue.The Durango chocolatier’s revenue...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Local million-dollar homes sit unsold

It’s a buyer’s market for million-dollar homes in La Plata County, and particularly in Durango.Year to date, 10 homes have sold for at least $1 million in the county, but about 100 remain on the...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Old is the new new

NEW YORK – Stores are turning back the clock, conjuring images of hearth and home as they stock their holiday merchandise.Retailers hope embracing holiday traditions from cozier times will tempt...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

New ads weave plot with product

LOS ANGELES – In television’s latest quest to discourage viewers from skipping ads, actors from NBC and ABC shows are appearing in character in commercials to interact with products in parallel...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

IRS, ACORN sever ties over scandal

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service  announced Wednesday it was severing ties with ACORN, joining a growing list of government agencies to end relationships with the community activist...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango Joe's buys Pure Soul

Durango Joe's has agreed to purchase Pure Soul Coffee Co., adding another location to Joe Lloyd's coffee chain during a tough period for small retailers.Lloyd said he will close the Durango Joe's...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Montrose drive-in oldest in U.S. to be operated by same family

MONTROSE (AP) - When the projector flicks on at the Star Drive-In, patrons fall silent, hunker down with the popcorn and prepare to be entertained. They see a movie or two. Proprietor Pam Friend...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Frontier to expand service to Denver

Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday it is expanding its service to Denver.In addition to the two non-stop flights Frontier currently offers, the airline will have a 6:25 a.m. Durango-Denver...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed: Worst 'likely over'

By Jeannine AversaAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday the worst recession since the 1930s probably is over, although he cautioned that pain -...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

In poll, public opposes stake in ailing firms

By Mark ShermanAssociated Press WriterWASHINGTON - Americans decidedly oppose the government's efforts to save struggling companies by taking ownership stakes even if failure of the businesses...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Automakers tout electric cars

FRANKFURT - The race is on among the world's auto companies to make electric cars go farther on a single charge, bring the price down to compete with gas-powered vehicles and give drivers more...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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