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A city’s downtown area is “very much the heart of a community.”So said Katherine Correll, executive director of Downtown Colorado Inc. That concept is what brought more than 150 government and...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

IMF: Economic outlook is not pretty

WASHINGTON – The world economy has entered a “dangerous new phase,” according to the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. As a result, the international lending organization has...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Santa Fe woman’s salsa spices local shelves

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – There are plenty of people in Santa Fe – not to mention greater Northern New Mexico and probably the vast American Southwest – who make their own salsa. A significant...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

How to be green

As President Obama continues to pound the pavement promoting his new jobs bill, Southwest Colorado Community College is taking on the task of job creation at a local level with a host of training...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Drought-stricken farmers rid cows

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The drought in the Southwest may help 29-year-old Chad Bicker get to his goal of being a full-time farmer and rancher by the time he’s 40.As farmers in Texas and other bone-dry...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Greek debt fix dim; stocks deflate

NEW YORK – Investor optimism faded in a hurry Tuesday after two days of conferences ended with no resolution to Greece’s debt crisis.Stocks erased nearly all of their gains in the last hour of...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Counseling groups for youth available Liza Tregillus, owner of Tregillus Intentional Parenting, “TIP,” announces that she offers youth groups related to identifying future goals and passions,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Dividends found in chamber’s data

It might just be Durango’s best-kept business secret.Businesses around the country pay hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars for marketing and mailing lists that aim to reach their target...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

More flights bound for armrest wars

NEW YORK – Don’t expect much elbow room on flights this fall.Planes have never been so full. There was barely a spare seat this summer, and the next few months should be the same. To the list of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Their fruits of labor

Montezuma County has a secret: mighty fruit orchards that once dominated the Southwest Colorado landscape.Now a McElmo Canyon grower is trying to revive heirloom fruits once abundant in the county...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

An accurate balance sheet illuminates effort

What is the single-most important tool needed to make sound decisions and run your business well? Without a doubt, the answer is accurate, timely financial records. Without them, owners aren’t...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Businesses take health-care 101

For the 27 percent of La Plata County adults who don’t have health insurance and dozens of local small businesses that can’t offer it to their employees, 2014 will bring big changes. That’s when...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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