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Video games threaten relationship

DEAR ABBY: I am tired of taking a backseat to my boyfriend’s video game addiction. He comes home from work, sits on the couch and gets lost in his video games. It has gotten to the point where he...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Justice Wofford spent a month driving her daughter from her home in Mancos to River Mist preschool east of Durango so she could attend class at Fort Lewis College during the spring semester. In the...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Best bets for the weekend in and around Durango

This weekend, people in Southwest Colorado are encouraged to take a drive or go on a hike in the high country to view wildflowers, which are in full bloom. Wildflower watchers can do this...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: A classified advertisement from L.R. Cox of Mancos sought “a jockey rider at once.” 75 years ago: The National Labor Relations Board formally filed a complaint about the Sunnyside...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

Widow struggles to start dating

DEAR ABBY: I was widowed seven years ago. When my husband died, I thought it was the end of my suffering. It had been a mentally and physically abusive marriage for 30 years. We were complete...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Geraint Thomas climbs Alpe d’Huez for Stage 12 win at Tour de France

ALPE D’HUEZ, France – One of cycling’s big attractions is that fans don’t have to pay to watch – and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Talk about town: Durango named one of America’s coolest small towns

Budget Travel named Durango one of America’s Coolest Small Towns. Each year, the travel website searches for towns with populations less than 20,000 that offer a vibrant community spirit, natural...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec Ruins to host lecture

Robin Cordero, principal investigator and bio-archaeologist with the Office of Contract Archeology in Albuquerque, will give a lecture about explorations and discoveries of two agricultural sites...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Public workshop to discuss city budget

The city of Durango will hold a workshop to gather public comment about its 2019 budget at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Smith Council Chambers at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. Those who plan to attend...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rotary Club of Durango to hear about veteran services

The Rotary Club of Durango will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Richard Schleeter with La Plata County Veteran’s Services will speak. Part of the Department of Veterans...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeowners have more equity than ever but don’t want to tap it

NEW YORK – Homeowners are sitting on a record amount of equity, but this time, they’re stubbornly reluctant to borrow against it. Strong home price appreciation has handed Americans more than $5.8...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Williams’ Mexican-American roots explored in PBS film

ALBUQUERQUE – Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV