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

Death, tax codes and hoards of complicated, confusing legalese

With taxes safely in the rearview mirror - well, for most of us - it is worth taking a few minutes to ponder the "wonder" that is our tax system.Consider the accompanying graphic: There are...

DATE: April 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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