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Parkas, spaghetti mark Winter Sports fundraiser

The sounds of spaghetti slurping surrounded the SnowdownParade on Jan. 30 as the Winter Sports Foundation held its annual fundraisingdinner at the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge No....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Snowdown wine and cheese came with a hint of mummy

While Snowdown is all about fun, some of the events have a larger purpose.That's certainly the case for the La Plata Open Space Conservancy, which held its 15th annual Benefactor Wine Tasting & Art...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Friends gather to make 1,000 cranes for LaVerghetta

Every once in a while, people come along who touch those they know with their lovely and gracious spirits.Leslie LaVerghetta is one of those people. The ovarian cancer she has fought for several...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Adult Education Center honors 39 GED students

I have tremendous respect for folks who go back to school to earn a graduate equivalency diploma.For many, life circumstances have made it difficult to stay in school, and they have gone to the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Local businesses heading to NYC

It has been the setting for meals prepared by the finest chefs from America and Europe, and now some La Plata County purveyors of food and beverages will have their products on the menu at the...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

AAUW ponders identity, purpose

Should members be required to hold a two- or four-year college degree to be a member? With women making up more than half the students on American college campuses, has the American Association of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

The Marines are tradition for Durango's King family

The slogan may be "The few,the proud, the Marines," but for the family of Durangoans Roger and BarbaraKing , serving in the Corps is becoming a family tradition. On Dec.13, their grandson Carter...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Visit to Southeast Asia a memorable experience

In the Ptolemy household, the Peace Corps is a familyaffair. Roger and Andrea Ptolemy met while serving in Tonga inthe South Pacific, and their daughter, Jennifer Goodman , is abouthalfway...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Durango teenager goes polar bear

When Rebecca Thurs-ton went to Golden to visit family over the holidays, she put her acting skills to use for a good cause.Her uncle Bill Perin has early onset Alzheimer's disease, so supporting...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Jewelry store gives for anniversary

The traditional gift for a 95th anniversary is diamonds and rubies. So somehow it seems appropriate that Taylor-Raymond Jewelers sold a treasure chest of jewelry on its 95th anniversary in 2008 and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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