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Sustainability consulting firm opens Bright Green is a new strategic sustainability consulting firm in Durango. Elsa Jagniecki is the founder, and Erika Brown will serve as principal...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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Art Supply House announces new owner Art Supply House Inc. announces its new owner, Jeramiah Townsend.Townsend is an art school graduate and has a background in business consulting. The art supply...

DATE: June 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Music to Soundtraxx’s ears

The head of La Plata County’s newest Colorado Company to Watch acknowledged that many people have never heard of her business, and that’s OK.The company, Soundtraxx, is a designer, manufacturer and...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

European leaders weigh urgent steps

BRUSSELS – European leaders are reaching for bold solutions to end a 2-year-old debt crisis that’s spread economic misery across Europe, raised doubts about the future of the euro currency, rattled...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Money shadows’ can limit your power to succeed

Money touches every aspect of our lives and occupies our daily thoughts.When our thoughts about money turn negative, I call them “money shadows.” Psychologist Carl Jung popularized the term...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Stock increase led by Homebuilders

NEW YORK – Homebuilders led stocks up on Tuesday, helping major indexes recoup some losses from the day before. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. surged after the media conglomerate said it may split...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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Tarpley RV technicians earn certification Ben Bledsoe and Chris Reddersen, service technicians at Tarpley RV in Durango, have both earned RV Industry Association Certification status.Bledsoe has...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Bank ratings lasting impact?

NEW YORK – When a major bank’s credit rating is cut, it deals a psychological blow – to customers, the public and financial markets.So Thursday’s downgrading of 15 of the world’s largest banks is...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Tourism chugs right along

Mother Nature has been kind so far this tourism season, and local businesses say her cooperation is bringing tourists to the area earlier than normal and boosting their bottom lines.The city’s...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

What crisis? Life in Greece isn’t all bad, research says

ATHENS, Greece – A conversation in struggling Greece is, often as not, about the superlatives of doom: The country is on the edge, the people are headed toward catastrophe and the state, drained of...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Facebook’s public offering has its effect on market

NEW YORK – It’s been a month since Facebook’s initial public offering fell flat, and in that time, the market for initial public offerings has collapsed.No company has gone public since May 18,...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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Pet, horse specialist joins pet business Donna Medeiros has joined Custom Animal Services Pet Sitting as a pet and horse-care specialist.Medeiros grew up in the business of boarding, grooming,...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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