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Two cheers for the end of the recession

As you've probably heard, the Great Recession is either over, or will be over by the end of the year.Then the Labor Department comes out with the statistic that unemployment has just hit a high of...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Our Economy

Program helps restaurants modify menu items into healthier food choices

Hmm ... crispy chicken or pasta in cream sauce?If restaurant patrons pick menu items with the new Smart Meal Seal, the choice is ... neither.Instead of cooking at home, some people choose to eat...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Goats, baking and growing keep Dragonfly Farm buzzing

Teresa Hollar of Dragonfly Farm leads a busy life. She's up early to put bread in the oven, milk goats and tend the garden, and her efforts provide a sustainable living for her family.Luckily,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Cutting out confusion over carbs

Dear Healthy Professor: My doctor said if I want to lose weight, I should cut out carbohydrates. How do I do this?A: Carbohydrates supply about half of all the energy our body uses to keep our...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Dinner helps Music in the Mountains

It was a disappointingly small crowd when Music in the Mountains held its new tradition of a gourmet repast at the Sow's Ear.I say disappointing because there were empty seats at a meal that was...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

NFL and dementia

A study conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research says retired professional football players suffer from dementia at a much greater rate than the national average. It...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Lamar's column has wide audience

I say more Gretchen Lamar! Her "Durango Nature Studies" column is informative and entertaining.Thanks for sharing her with us.May Donnell, Montgomery, Ala. 

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Ritter: Take time on water transfers

DENVER - The growing Front Range shouldn't be allowed to take more Western Slope water unless it presents a plan that's a "win-win-win" for the entire state, Gov. Bill Ritter said Tuesday.Speaking...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Forest Service unveils travel plan

After more than a year of public discussion, debate and study, the Rico-West Dolores Travel Management Plan was approved Thursday.Steve Beverlin, manager of the Dolores Public Lands Office,...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

September 28-29

Animal Control Tuesday10:14 a.m. A husky was harassing wildlife near a pond in Durango West II.11:44 a.m. A goat was stuck in a fence in the 5600 block of County Road 203, north of Durango. ...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: News

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