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Clay Room to offer cake decorating The Clay Room will offer cake decorating with Luda Woodward.Woodward is a Russian-born culinary artist who has a degree in culinary arts and spent more than three...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Economic agencies reorganize

The new year is beginning with new leaders in two key business and economic-development organizations in the area.The La Plata Economic Development Alliance, formerly known as LEAD, has hired a new...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Green politics

WASHINGTON – Facing a Congress that is more hostile to environmental regulation, President Barack Obama is moderating his environmental goals: a clean-energy standard that mixes nuclear, natural...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Adult day care to offer free day Our Place at Grandview Adult Day Care Center, a nonprofit, will offer a free day of care in February.The day care center’s new hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

DATE: Jan. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango hotel drops Holiday Inn franchise name

The Holiday Inn flag no longer flies in front of the hotel at Ninth Street and Camino del Rio. The hotel left the franchise and went independent Dec. 29, adopting the name Durango Downtown Inn.“We...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

NYC loses its edge

NEW YORK – CBGB, the birthplace of punk rock, is gone. No longer can visitors to Coney Island plunk down a few coins to play the unsettling attraction called “Shoot the Freak.” And seedy, edgy,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A toast to O2

PURGATORY– Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort has a new bar, but its selections have nothing to do with alcohol.Instead, the Altitude O2 Oxygen Bar, which opened its doors this summer, serves up...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Bacteria bigger threat to citrus than cold weather

VERO BEACH, Fla. – While Florida farmers have lost some of their crop to cold weather for the second year in a row, they say a fast-spreading, incurable bacteria presents a greater threat to their...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks flat on blue chip earnings

NEW YORK – Stock indexes finished about where they started Tuesday after a round of disappointing corporate earnings and another drop in home prices. Trading was muted ahead of President Obama’s...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Realtor announces recent affiliation David Gore, owner, broker and Realtor, recently affiliated with United Country Real Estate in Kansas City, Mo. His office, United Country – Timberview Realty &...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Cultivating floral art

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) – Chad Wright rattles off names of flowers like a grocery list as he pulls three vases off the shelf for his students.Leather leaf, lepto, wax flower and one hot lady...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Leases make solar more affordable

SAN FRANCISCO – Converting a home to solar power can seem wildly expensive, but new financing makes it possible to generate most of the electricity your household uses at low or no cost.Companies...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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