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Coloradan tapped to lead Forest Service

DENVER - President Barack Obama tapped the head of Colorado's Natural Resources department to oversee the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday. Obama intends to name Harris Sherman to be under secretary...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ski resorts cutting prices to lure locals to slopes

A struggling economy is turning out to be good news for skiers and snowboarders who live close enough to mountains that they can hit the slopes every weekend.Many ski resorts are slashing prices on...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sept. 11 means struggle for some

NEW YORK - There is the dread of leaving the house that morning. People might stare, or worse, yell insults.Prayers are more intense, visits with family longer. Mosques become a refuge.Eight years...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Harris Sherman

When it comes to the land this state so cherishes, Colorado is going to have strong representation in the Obama administration. Thursday, the president named Harris Sherman to be under secretary of...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: From our Congressman

Man killed in U.S. 550 crash

A three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 550 in the Animas Valley about 6 a.m. Friday killed a 56-year-old Durango man and left an 81-year-old woman with serious injuries.The Colorado State Patrol...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New event much grander than Grand

If you blink, you might miss it.The Colorado Grand, now in its 21st year, is an exclusive group of classic-car owners who tour Colorado's scenic byways every fall. This year, they will pass through...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Dealing in academics

Mike Tafoya has been training Colorado casino dealers since the first one opened in Cripple Creek. With the opening of his International Casino Academy in Cortez, he is aiming to add more Cortez...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Kaiser rosters see big boost

Not that many years ago, people thought of HMOs as the dreaded beasts of health care, linking them to crowded waiting rooms and second-rate medicine.In the mid-1980s and into the 1990s, Kaiser...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Business

Start school year off right with healthy, home-packed lunches

The start of school in the fall can be a hectic time.Getting back into a routine after the relatively relaxed pace of summer can keep families busy until after dinnertime.What to pack for lunch at...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: You are What You Eat

Two Durango chefs face off to cook local food at its peak

In Durango, food can go from farm to table in hours.     At the second annual Durango Iron Horse Chef Competition, produce was picked in the morning, driven to the market, purchased by a chef and...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Coles ranged to warmer pastures with their cattle

Rena and Roger Cole have taken a family tradition of raising breeding stock and transformed the art of ranching into the art of show.Both were born and raised in Durango. Roger's grandfather,...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Meet the Farmer

Coming week recognizes Direct Support Professionals

It is easy to forget the Labor Day holiday isn't about lakes and bikes and time off from work.This is our time to reflect on the millions of American workers who keep our country running every day....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | COLUMN: Creating Community

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