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Business Briefs

Think Network Technologies hires two new administrators Think Network Technologies, a network integrator for computer systems in the Four Corners, announces the addition of Mark Beasley, system...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Where’s the beef?

WICHITA, Kan. Kansas cattleman Ken Grecian sold 20 pairs of cows and calves a few weeks after drought had sucked his pastures dry and no rain was in the forecast. He sold 20 more pairs earlier this...

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Latino farmers growing in Calif.

SALINAS, Calif. – Alejandro Ramirez was 15 when he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to work alongside his father and brother in California’s strawberry fields.He spent 12 years toiling for a large...

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business briefs

Fuzziwig’s candy store opens 3 new outlets Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory, headquartered in Durango, announces three new stores. On May 22, the franchise opened a store at North Clark Street in Chicago,...

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango financial firm to start mutual fund

The historic brick house sits at the end of East Third Avenue overlooking the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s railyard. Built in 1898, it was once an assay house used to weigh and...

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Homeslice looks to add seats

Locals and tourists pack Homeslice Pizza’s patio most Fridays in the middle of the summer, with the smell of melting cheese enticing passers-by to get their pizza fix.The restaurant can have up to...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Steamworks finds some space

Locals wanting to grab a quick beer at Steamworks Brewing Co. received good news this month: The brewpub has completed its remodel of the North Courtyard, a new bar and waiting area attached to the...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

They loaded mortars in the war – now what?

WASHINGTON – U.S. combat troops patrol dusty pathways in Afghanistan, look for hidden roadside bombs, load and fire mortar shells at insurgents’ positions. So when they come home, how will that...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

UPS predicts worsening of global economy

NEW YORK – UPS expects the global economy to get worse before it gets better. Again.The world’s largest package delivery company is more pessimistic about U.S. growth than many economists. It...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Parents can teach kids how to build a secure future

How do parents envision their children’s financial future?They’re not optimistic.More moms and dads believe it is likely life exists on other planets than they believe in a secure financial future...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Business Briefs

Durango broker earns seller’s designation Edmund Andersson, broker/co-owner of RE/MAX Pinnacle in Durango, has earned the Seller Representative Specialist designation from the SRS Council.The...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Sidestepping the recession

Eric Sirois was an independent contractor with a steady stream of business before the recession hit. Suddenly, demand tanked for new construction and Sirois saw his goal of becoming a sustainable...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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