business and finance

Cattle rancher living the dream

VAIL (AP) Scott Jones has found his dream job – even if it often means before-dawn to after-dark workdays.Jones is the manager at the Colorado River Ranch, a bit more than 10 miles north of...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Profits, social responsibility can mix

A new corporate structure designed to bridge the gap between nonprofit and for-profit companies has arrived in the Four Corners.Among the area’s first companies to take on the new low-profit...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Leaving euro carries costs

BRUSSELS European leaders have struggled mightily to keep Greece in the eurozone, despite the drag that its economic weakness places on their growth. The reason is this: If Greece abandons the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fed banker finds economic optimism locally

When he addressed the audience of more than 100 of the area’s biggest economic players during a regional tour earlier this month, Mark Snead’s first comments focused on the group in front of...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Twitter changes celebrity business

NEW YORK – Rapper Snoop Dogg gave props on Twitter to an ad for the Toyota Sienna minivan. Actress Tori Spelling linked to a website for rental cars. And reality TV star Khloe Kardashian...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Insurance advisers to meet Wednesday The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Southwestern Colorado will meet at noon Wednesday at Christina’s Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Highway...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Wild Hairz salon announces its opening Wild Hairz announces its opening at 3101 Main Ave., Suite 1.The salon is owned by Penny Jenness and Kate Mendoza, who have 31 years of combined hair salon...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Greek turmoil sends markets lower

NEW YORK – A wave of selling swept across Wall Street and stock markets around the world Tuesday after Greece’s prime minister said he would call a national vote on an unpopular European plan to...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado Community College announces hires

Southwest Colorado Community College, a branch of Pueblo Community College, announces the addition of several faculty members.New faculty members on the west campus include:David Wolfel is a...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Nominations sought for chamber awards The Durango Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for the 2011 Durango Rocks awards.Nominations are sought for Citizen of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Rustling costs ranchers millions in poor economy

ST. LOUIS – Even with cattle theft rampant in much of the nation’s midsection, Oklahoma rancher Ryan Payne wasn’t worried about anyone messing with his cows and calves. By his estimation, his...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Uncle Sam throws a curve ball

Some local businesses depend on federal contracts to keep them, and their employees, working. But proposed changes in policies that currently make landing those jobs easier for Durango companies...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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