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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

La Plata County Courthouse went solar

The La Plata County Courthouse went solar this week.The installation of solar panels on the building's roof is part of a three-phase process to improve the energy efficiency of county buildings.The...

DATE: July 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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Durango was recently ranked 89th in the Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen list by Outdoor Life Magazine. So take that, Jamestown, N.D., (90th place) and Oswego, N.Y., (91st place).Lewiston, Idaho, took...

DATE: June 10, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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Frank Sinatra could have added books and coffee to his list of inseparable pairings in "Love and Marriage," but the two shall remain sadly asunder at the Durango Public Library.Library Director...

DATE: June 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Habitat Stamp helps fund rescue services

On May 28, the Herald featured a dramatic picture of Lt. Matt Sowash of Upper Pine River Fire Protection District rescuing an injured kayaker.I would like to add the rest of the story.Once the...

DATE: June 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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Gas prices are starting to go up, which can mean only one thing: Summer is officially here, and it's time to gouge all the tourists at the gas pump.Unfortunately for all of you Durango locals, that...

DATE: May 12, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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The "Obama bump" in registered voters in Durango before November 2008 election didn't translate to increased voter turnout in the 2009 Durango City Council election. In fact, it cost the city...

DATE: May 6, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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It's possible Durango is becoming U.S. Sup-reme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's favorite vacation spot.He was here a couple of years ago to go fly-fishing. On April 15, Stephanie and Philip Huss...

DATE: April 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Ariano's Northern Italian Restaurant is for sale

Ariano's Northern Italian Restaurant is for sale.The business has flourished at 150 E. College Drive since 1980, but now owner Vincent Ferraro is offering to sell it for $195,000.Across Durango,...

DATE: March 14, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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For anyone worried about fluoridation of Durango's water supply, rest easy (or start worrying, depending on your point of view).The city will continue to fluoridate drinking water. City water...

DATE: March 3, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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Right on the heels of the closing of Colorado's oldest newspaper, the former right-wing weekly The Pagosa Free Press has re-emerged as the Southwest Free Press.In a front-page editorial, the paper...

DATE: March 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

Pro-Israel protest

It's caveat emptor for a local pro-Israel group that likely will be buying its protest signs elsewhere from now on.Pro-Israel protest organizer Barry Cohen is looking for compensation for a sign...

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

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