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Ram Thapa, a chef with the Himalayan Kitchen in Durango, said he is deeply saddened for his home country, Nepal. His village and his family’s h...

Nepal earthquake hits close to Durango

After the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal, killing more than 3,200 people, the world raced to respond and mobilize to search for the...

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National & World

Nepal earthquake aftershocks terrify survivors

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens...

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Business

Real estate deals make a splash

Are big deals back?

A number of significant real estate transactions have closed in recent months as economic indicators suggest a busy tourist season and more solid...

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Good Earth

Making rural legacies last in La Plata County

Leaving a lasting legacy involves more than making sure a ranch or farm is passed on to its intended heirs, says an agriculture and business-management economist who has advised...

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Education

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

ATLANTA – Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic...

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