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Nature Studies announces new hire Durango Nature Studies has hired Karen Hickerson as its new program director.She will be in charge of overseeing and developing all DNS programs, as well as...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

When leaving is the only choice

As a single mother with a 3-year-old boy, Diana Williams faces tough decisions every day.Like what to cut when the grocery bill is the only thing left.“I could maybe get by eating ramen noodles and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home foreclosure crisis may peak in 2011

NEW YORK – The bleakest year in the foreclosure crisis has only just begun. Lenders are poised to take back more homes this year than any other since the U.S. housing meltdown began in 2006. About...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New credit rules affect local purchases

New worldwide requirements designed to prevent credit card fraud mean La Plata Electric Association customers will not be able to speak to a person when paying their bills by phone.“Our members...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Deli, catering business opens Big Buster’s Deli and Catering announces its opening at 939 Colorado Highway 3.The business is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and offers gourmet...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Day care center moves to new location The Growing Place announces its new location at 2911 Junction St., Suite A.The business offers full- or part-time toddler care for children 12 to 36 months...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Europe’s good news lifts stocks

NEW YORK – Hopes that banks would start raising their dividends sent financial stocks sharply higher Wednesday. Indexes closed at their highest levels in more than two years after a successful bond...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Verizon to start selling iPhone on Feb. 10

NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless made the long-awaited announcement Tuesday that it will start selling a version of the iPhone 4 on Feb. 10, giving U.S. iPhone buyers a choice of carriers for the first...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

This year’s goal: Control your finances

You can choose to make 2011 the year you gain control of your finances and begin living your dreams.This is the fourth in a series of columns about how to change your money habits for the new year....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Times sweet for chocolate factory

Many local businesses are continuing their struggle through the aftermath of the nation’s worst recession. But Durango’s only publicly traded company saw double-digit revenue growth last...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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