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A backhoe operates at the former Vectra Bank building on East Second Avenue. Contruction is underway for the La Plata County Administration Building.

National & World

Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – The survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks 10 days ago will be caught, Gov. Tom Corbett vowed Monday as a police official...

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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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