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CNN bumped La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle from appearing on a news show Friday night, opting instead tocover the fallout from this week's national health-care summit.Riddle planned to...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2010 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Mercy Regional Medical Center was recognized

Mercy Regional Medical Center was recognized in the latest issue of Consumer Reports as one of the cleanest hospitalsin the state in terms of patient infection rates.Mercy and two other Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Weathermen

Most television weathermen do all their work in front of computers and blue screens. But Mark Ronchetti, chiefmeteorologist for Albuquerque CBS affiliate KRQE-TV (Channel 13), actually did his...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2010 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Newspaper Survivor

Mark Esper, editor of the Silverton Standard & the Miner, spent Monday competing in what he dubbed "newspaper'Survivor.'"The online face-off was The Washington Post "America's Next Pundit," in...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

State and U.S. flags at public buildings

State and U.S. flags at public buildings throughout Colorado will remain lowered through sunset Tuesday to honor thevictims of a shooting last week at Fort Hood in Texas.Gov. Bill Ritter, following...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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Durango's artisinal bakery, Bread, gained an influential fan in bicyclist Lance Armstrong, who won the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race last weekend.Armstrong wrote on his Twitter feed...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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Serious Texas Bar-B-Q got some serious national TV exposure Friday.Dan Howell, a partner in the Durango restaurant, cooked up a signature pulled pork sandwich with cherry chipotle salsa and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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Durango soda maker Zuberfizz has won praise from a national magazine for its Creamy Root Beer.Bon Appétit, a Condé Nast publication, rated the locally made root beer sixth among its "top picks" for...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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Serious Texas Bar-B-Q will share a recipe and demonstrate how to make its pulled-pork sandwich with cherry-chipotle salsa Friday morning on national television.Owner Dan Howell will appear on "Live...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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The Women's Resource Center recently announced the hiring of two new officers, Liz Mora, executive director, and Deborah Uroda, fund development and marketing director.The center, founded in 1987,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Fourth of July Cessna 182

Attendees of Durango's Fourth of July parade must have noticed the single-engine Cessna 182 that buzzed the crowd to start the parade, but they might not have been aware they were witnessing a...

DATE: July 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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Durango's famous steam train earned another laurel recently. The Society of American Travel Writers named the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad one of the "World's Top 10 Train Rides."The...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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