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Smoke rises from burning hair of a calf being branded at the Compton Cattle Co. in Hesperus. Will Sands, kneeling at left, and Erik Wienk, right, immo...

Brand is a return address

The practice of identifying livestock to prove ownership, which dates to ancient Europe and came to the New World with the Spaniards, continues today...

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Iraqi forces, militia break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as...

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Social-media users not really so social

WASHINGTON – Tired of that friend or relative who won’t stop posting or tweeting political opinions? Online loudmouths may be annoying, but a new survey suggests...

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Good Earth

A classroom without walls

For many of us, a college internship helped forge the direction we would follow in our professional careers. Six Fort Lewis College students received such inspiration this summer...

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Wired for learning

Upgrading of the Durango School District 9-R computer network that started last fall and continued through the summer has made a day-and-night difference in the ability of...

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Roger William Edwards Sr.

A memorial service for Roger William Edwards Sr. will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Allison Grange Hall, 91 Happy Valley Lane. A potluck meal will take place...

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