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Robert “Tino” Sonora

Email: sonora_t@fortlewis.edu

Colorado economy does better than U.S. average

Over the course of the Great Recession, attention has been paid to the U.S. economy as a whole.However, it is necessary to see what is going on in the local Colorado economy as well.Overall, the...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Two cheers for the end of the recession

As you've probably heard, the Great Recession is either over, or will be over by the end of the year.Then the Labor Department comes out with the statistic that unemployment has just hit a high of...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Business survey will measure prices in area

Over the last year, Fort Lewis College and the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado Inc., or Region 9 EDD, have combined resources to construct and maintain a consumer price...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2009 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Local economy feels nation's downturn

Signs continue to indicate that La Plata County's economy is feeling some of the negative effects of the national downturn.When looking at the local data available for the first quarter of 2009 in...

DATE: May 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Financial crisis may result in end of the euro

With all the brouhaha surrounding the billions of dollars being used to "rescue" American financial institutions and businesses, the projected federal government budget deficit is set to reach $1.9...

DATE: March 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Should I buy a Durango home this year?

When should I buy a house? That is a question on many people's minds these days.Some markets have seen home prices cut in half (or more) over the last two years, whereas, other markets, such as...

DATE: March 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Local economy holding its own in many areas

Although there are signs that La Plata County's economy is feeling some of the negative effects of the national downturn, when compared to the nation, we aren't faring too badly.When looking at the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Hurdling the economy to better days

Given Tuesday's inauguration of a new president I am going to summarize current hurdles to economic well-being. The challenges in the near term are quite transparent. As many have already...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Our Economy

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