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Forest Service awards stewardship contract The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a long-term stewardship contract to J.R. Ford of Pagosa Springs (doing business as Pagosa Cattle Co.), for removal of...

DATE: June 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

MF Global trustee may sue former governor

NEW YORK – Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine could face a lawsuit from the trustee trying to recover $1.6 billion in customer money from the collapse of the brokerage MF Global.James Giddens, the...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New buzz in town

NEW YORK An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They’ll sting if you get too close.Honeybees have taken up residence at the...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College embraces mighty peaks

It’s difficult to go anywhere on Fort Lewis College’s campus and not notice the mountains rising up in every direction. And now, rather than playing down that scenery in its marketing efforts, the...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Obama running out of options

WASHINGTON – In the wake of an alarmingly weak jobs report last week, President Barack Obama and lawmakers in both parties find themselves possessing few if any realistic options for jolting the...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Stacey Mathews opens Advantage Design Stacey Mathews has announced the opening of Advantage Design in Durango.Mathews has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. She has created collateral for a...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Local broadcaster seeks support A Durango small business, Native American Broadcasting, is asking for local support in a national grant competition for small-business owners sponsored by Chase and...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Job-seeking boomers tout experience as an asset

Think changing jobs is difficult?It can be even harder if you’re a baby boomer.Although there are federal laws against age discrimination, some employers may be reluctant to hire older workers,...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

State economic growth slowed in the last year

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Growth in Colorado’s economic output slowed last year, but it was still faster than the average, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Disappointing snowfall blamed for 10% drop in Utah skier visits

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah saw a 10 percent dip in skier visits this past season, reaching the lowest number in eight years, Ski Utah officials said Tuesday.The industry marketing group reported 3.8...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks inch higher

NEW YORK – As world leaders searched for a way out of Europe’s mounting debt crisis, U.S. investors moved to the sidelines.The major market indexes closed modestly higher, after wavering between...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

When rumor mill is great for downtown

Don’t we just love it! Call it gossip, talk of the town, the rumor mill …whatever it’s called, it’s a popular pastime, especially in small towns where everybody knows something about somebody...

DATE: June 5, 2012 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

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