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Rocky Mountain wood tick activity begins in March and typically peaks in April, according to the San Juan Basin Health Department.

Tick, tick – the time has come

Those blood-sucking parasites are out there on their annual quest, and yes, they’re looking for you. And maybe your pet.


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National & World

2nd-class middle class?

The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New...

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Reality business 101

It might be a good time for business start-ups, according to a congressman and other savvy business owners.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, paid a visit to eager Fort...

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Good Earth

Looking for diamond in the rough

SILVERTON – Last week, the regular meeting of the Animas River Stakeholders Group took on the feeling of a jolly, if intellectually fraught, Nobel Prize committee debate.

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Should brand names be part of standardized tests?

NEW YORK – “Just Do It” has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York’s Common Core...

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Deidra Sue (Valdez) Valencia

Former Durango resident Deidra Sue (Valdez) Valencia died after a long battle with breast cancer Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Ridgecrest, Calif. She was 48.

Mrs. Valencia...

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