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FLC to offer nonprofit class Fort Lewis College Office of Continuing Education will offer “Nonprofit Management: Making a Difference” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8 on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks up a bit for second day

NEW YORK – General Electric Co. and other industrial companies pushed stocks higher after another choppy session Tuesday, the second day of gains in a row.It was the first back-to-back gain since...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Greece, Europe struggle to contain its debt crisis

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought Tuesday to calm market fears that Greece is heading for a chaotic default as Europe struggles to contain a crippling financial crisis.Merkel rejected...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Sorrel Sky Gallery announces new hire Sorrel Sky Gallery, 828 Main Ave., announces the hiring of Linda Perala-Hunt as full-time sales associate.Perala-Hunt also will participate with purchasing....

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Vision center opens in Bayfield Dr. Andrew Adamich, optometrist, announces the opening of Highland Vision Center, located on Mill Street in Bayfield.The business was formerly owned by Dr. Jay...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Bikers bring more than revving engines to town

Labor Day Weekend welcomed an estimated 20,000 “iron horses” to the Durango area. The 2011 Four Corners Motorcycle Rally, held Sept. 1-4, and Ignacio Bike Week, held Aug. 31-Sept. 4, were...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Dollar bill dead?

When the clerk explained there would be an added fee for paying the bill with cash, Butch Lawrence found himself emotionally floored.“What? See, this is exactly the kind of thing that explains why...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil field ‘man camp’ – not for everyone

WILLISTON, N.D. – You can almost smell the opportunity along North Dakota Highway 2. It oozes deep from the sloping North Dakota prairie where oil derricks and natural-gas wells sprout among the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Autumn’s coming, but events keep downtown hot

Let’s start with Labor Day past, the national holiday dedicated to honoring the contributions of the American worker. I’d like to tell you I spent the day water skiing at the lake. Actually, like...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Colorado hay prices on the rise

GRAND JUNCTION (AP)– While western Colorado has enjoyed a wetter-than-normal year thus far, local farmers and ranchers are feeling the effects of a prolonged drought that continues to plague...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

100 years later, Brown’s still here

If you ever wanted to know the quintessential Durango shoe, Steve Swisher would be the person to ask. Swisher has been the managing partner at Brown’s Shoe Fit Co., for 32 years and makes all the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

New gallery opens in Arts Center building Award-winning photographers Kathy Myrick and Linda Pampinella have opened a new gallery, The Fifth Corner Photo Gallery, located upstairs at the Durango...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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