business and finance

Best-of-2011 lists rank Durango best in the nation

And the winner is …Durango! It’s not bragging, we’re merely restating the facts. Durango ended up at the top of several lists in 2011, and we’re proud of it.In addition to these overall awards,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Buffalo sales stampede

Record-high bison prices are good news for ranchers – if only they had more of the regal beasts to sell.In the topsy-turvy world of bison, consumer demand is outstripping supply. That has the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Holiday discounts crimp retailers’ profits

NEW YORK – The 2011 holiday shopping season will go down in the record books as the year the Grinch stole stores’ profits.Many retailers sacrificed their bottom lines by pushing heavy discounts to...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Travel business opens in Durango Katherine Burgess has announced the formation of a new company – Colorado Travel Connection LLC, Cruises and Safaris.Burgess was the owner and operator of Uptown...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic outlook looks familiar

Don’t be fooled by the end-of-year economic optimism that bubbled up in the final weeks of 2011 because all signs point to 2012 being a continuation of the country’s long, slow slog out of the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Mountain Autotech changes location Mountain Autotech owned by Luis Echeverri has moved from 29412 U.S. Highway 160 to 39983 U.S. Highway 160 in Gem Village.Echeverri is a professional mechanic who...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Scientists develop drought-tolerant hay

ALBUQUERQUE – With much of the Southwest struggling with drought, many ranchers and dairy farmers are having difficulty finding enough hay for their livestock. They are faced with tough choices:...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

The go-to guy to buy the green

PORTLAND, Ore.Paul Stanford had lived a life of error, missteps and regrets, one laden with betrayals and failure. Then, on Nov. 3, 1998, Oregon voters approved the medicinal use of marijuana.And...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango hopes for arts award

Durango may be known for its historic downtown, the train and scenic San Juan Mountains, but many in the arts community are making efforts to ensure the city’s artistic side is highlighted as...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Familiar picture presented in 2012 for local economy

Economists like to use the phrase “ceteris paribus” – “all things being equal.” As in “gas prices are rising with continued unrest in the Middle East, ceteris paribus.”Of course, this ignores other...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Business Briefs

Registered dietitian receives certification Registered Dietitian Jenny Pritchard was recently awarded a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management by the American...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

Wall Street’s happy new year: Dow up almost 180 on Day 1

NEW YORK – The stock market got a big jump on a better year.After a flat 2011, stocks rose sharply Tuesday in the first trading of 2012 after investors returned from the holiday and found...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Business

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