business and finance

New air-traffic-control system at crossroads

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration is creating a new air-traffic-control system that officials say will be as revolutionary for civil aviation as was the advent of radar six decades...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County offers a full plate for agritourists

Beer, beef, wine, wool, vegetables, viticulture, honey and hops, greens and cheese: The Durango area is steeped in agriculture, delicious cuisine and outstanding microbreweries.To get a taste of...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | COLUMN: Destination Durango

Australian firm proposes wells

An Australian mining company hopes to find the salt of the earth in a remote area of Southwest Colorado.Sydney-based Red Metal Limited, through its subsidiary RM Potash, wants to drill exploratory...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Rx pot’s growing pains

A system that mimics daylight illuminates the Lono Ho grow room at the Eagle Nest Wellness Center in Cascade, near Colorado Springs, where cannabis plants as tall as corn stalks are pampered in a...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Dog training academy announces new hire Alpha Canine Academy, 2877 County Road 234, announces Leslie Donohue as agility trainer.Donohue has 13 years of experience training agility, and she is a...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stocks close huge week with rally; Dow up 168

NEW YORK – So much for that soft patch. A rebound in U.S. manufacturing surprised investors Friday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 170 points. The Dow ended up 648 points, or...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

A sense of security

Phishing, identity theft, duplicate charges. The list of warning signs consumers must watch for to protect their credit ratings and bank accounts grows each year. But a not-so-new handheld...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Ga. sends probationers to harvesting crops

LESLIE, Ga. – It’s 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in southern Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Antennas pick up spare change, give clearer picture

An antenna is a beautiful thing – shiny aluminum tubing high above my rooftop catching the first rays of the sun as well as eight channels of the clearest high-definition television you can...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | COLUMN: Techno Buddy

Business Briefs

Vehicle investment tax credits available Starting Friday, a new tax credit will be available for businesses.The Enterprise Zone Commercial Vehicle Investment Tax Credit, created by House Bill...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Stock market slides on tech earnings

If weak financial results from big tech companies are sign of what’s to come, stock indexes are in for a tough summer.Stocks fell Friday after poor earnings reports from technology companies. Those...

DATE: June 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Mushrooming businesses

Mushrooms are doing more these days than just sitting on local grocers’ shelves and flavoring sauces.They’re eliminating waste from local landfills, driving collaboration in Durango’s...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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