business and finance

What’s more organic than downtown?

Look it up in the dictionary and you’ll find the word “organic” nestled between “organ grinder” and “organization.” Webster’s defines organic as “the systematic coordination of the parts,”...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Business Briefs

Professional workshops for teachers offered Fresh Perspectives announced its fall schedule of online courses for professional development for kindergarten to 12th-grade teachers.Teachers can learn...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Board rotation time at chamber

The Durango Chamber of Commerce has put out a call to all local business men and women with hopes of filling four seats on its board of directors.By getting involved, “you’ll have a voice and a...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Job creation continues to falter

As new unemployment numbers show economic recovery has slowed to a crawl, thousands of Coloradans continue to march toward the end of unemployment benefits. According to data released last month,...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

No more brands in the West?

DENVER – The future of the hot-iron brand, an icon of Western heritage, is at the center of a nearly decadelong battle over cattle identification and traceability.“It’s the latest hot lightning...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

In tough times, group bookings can save the day

Durango area tourists can be primarily divided into three groups: business, leisure and group tourism. Groups are the only segment of tourism that consistently stimulate long-term business.Groups...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Herald, Journal to offer medical directory to readers

If you have health questions and don’t know whom to call, the latest joint project of The Durango Herald and the Cortez Journal may be able to help.People who subscribe for delivery of The Durango...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Cocina Linda changes name Cocina Linda restaurant owner Linda Illsley announces that Cocina Linda is now officially Linda’s Local Food Café.The restaurant will no longer be exclusively a Mexican...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Wall Street takes a walloping

NEW YORK – Gripped by fear of a new recession, the stock market sustained its worst day Thursday since the financial crisis in the fall of 2008. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 500...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

One big customer

Starting this fall, lamb and beef from Ignacio-based Fox Fire Farms will become a rarity in Southwest Colorado as the company works out the final stages of a contract to sell almost all its meat to...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Data, stock declines point to weakening economy

The stock market is on its longest losing streak since the financial meltdown of 2008, confronted almost every day by fresh evidence that the economy is in serious trouble again.The Dow Jones...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Whole Foods Market’s profit jumps 35 percent in the third quarter

Whole Foods Market Inc. proved that it is good to be a grocer that marches to a different beat, reporting a 35 percent jump in its third-quarter net income and raising its full-year forecast. The...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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