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'HOLiDAZZLE' brings 36 days of downtown fun

What's the occasion? It's the 6th annual HOLiDAZZLE promotion. That's 36 days (Thanksgiving to New Year's) of holidaygood times in downtown Durango.There are 45 family-friendly events to enjoy....

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Falling dollar boosts commodities

NEW YORK - The stock market is picking up where it left off before its scare over debt problems in Dubai.Major stock indicators rose more than 1 percent Tuesday, including the Dow Jones industrial...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Community helped make vaccine clinics a success

Santa has a tough job coming up - who's naughty, who's nice, who really needs that shiny bike or wants that pair ofskates.San Juan Basin Health Department just completed a major phase of an...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

Candy tax: Some sweet, some sour

DENVER - For libertarians, it is a step toward social engineering.But to Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, a proposal to tax candy and soda pop in the state is nothing more than a way to helpclose a...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Block binges with tricks for holidays

Making the holidays healthy for you and your family isn't as difficult as you might expect.Sure there are plenty of temptations out there, such as the office holiday party with high-fat foods and...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Bugs, eyeballs, intestines: Culture tells us if they're tasty

Eating out of your comfort zone can be a bit unsettling for the culinarily timid. Whether you are eating in someoneelse's kitchen, a college cafeteria or a foreign country, new foods can be...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Gotta get Gott

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Editorial Cartoon

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Cops stopping woman to see 'cool' car

Six weeks ago my wife bought a brand new 2010 Camaro. We think it's the best-looking car on the road. Apparently, sodoes local law enforcement because she's been pulled over at least once a week by...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Twin Buttes preliminary plan OK'd

The Durango City Council voted to approve the Twin Buttes preliminary plan Tuesday night while expressing satisfactionwith what the project's developers are doing. Councilor Michael Rendon said...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coalition gives ski areas environmental report card

Three ski areas in Southwest Colorado won laurels for their environmental stewardship, but they were chided for theirexpansion and development plans, according to an “environmental report card"...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old friends remember school days

They grew up in post-World-War-II Durango, playing catch on East Third Avenue and hollering to each other when every once in a while a car was coming. In the summer, they gulped their suppers so...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | COLUMN: Neighbors

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