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All-terrain vehicle riders drive onto the Recapture Canyon Trail during a protest May 10 near Blanding, Utah. The trail is designated as nonmotorized ...

Feds file charges in May protest ATV ride

SALT LAKE CITY – Five Utah men have been slapped with federal charges for taking part in an all-terrain vehicle protest ride in southeastern...

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National & World

U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Syria begin

WASHINGTON – The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose...

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Durango-area Parade of Homes set to begin

The 11th annual Durango Area Parade of Homes will kick off Friday.

The three-day event highlights 15 homes constructed by local builders, and gives local buyers an...

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Good Earth

Call of the wild

On a late summer afternoon I sat at my campsite in the middle of the Weminuche Wilderness. I pulled up the hood of my jacket and braced myself against the flashes of lightning...

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Burden of student debt haunts more seniors

WASHINGTON – Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the...

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Ruth Jeanette Ginter Shields

Ruth Jeanette Ginter Shields died July 30, 2014, in a traffic accident north of Durango. She was 89.

She was born May 1, 1925, in Custer, South Dakota, to Paul L. Ginter...

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