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Firefighter Tom Barnes investigates the second floor of the two-story home at the 400 block of Mesa Drive on Sunday morning in Bayfield. The homeowner...

3 house fires keep firefighters busy

The first decent snowstorm of the season in La Plata County was followed by three house fires on Sunday, with chimneys and stovepipes to blame for...

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National & World

Poll: Americans are feeling positive about 2015

WASHINGTON – Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a...

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Construction projects rise around town

The year 2014 was a busy one for construction projects in Durango, and there looks to be no let-up in 2015.

Projects to build major apartment buildings, hotels and retail...

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Good Earth

New Mexico gains national park

ALBUQUERQUE – The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end, as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile...

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Immigrants learn English in tenement

NEW YORK – The actress playing a teenage Jewish immigrant in 1916 never stepped out of character as she talked about the hardships of living in three small rooms with nine...

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