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Dalai Lama meets alleged victims of abuse by Buddhist gurus

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – Four people who say Tibetan Buddhist teachers abused them physically or psychologically presented the Dalai Lama with written accounts from 12 alleged victims and appealed...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Former Bayfield superintendent Troy Zabel dies at age 52

Troy Zabel, former superintendent of the Bayfield School District, died Sunday, Sept. 16, from brain cancer. Zabel, 52, died surrounded by his family in Hayden. He was hired as Bayfield’s...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife agency has no vested interest in deer garb

As the roadkill season approaches, I have an idea that might save countless deer lives. We should fund reflective vests for the entire deer population. They can be seen more easily by the cars on...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Who’s behind the murals going up around Durango?

Art matters for Hayley Kirkman, and that’s pretty evident around Durango. Murals popping up around town, first on the side of Durango Joe’s on College Drive and now behind Kroegers Ace Hardware ...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

It takes a deplorable to see deplorable

In response to John Flautt (“Cartoon Trump as devil was deplorable,” Sept. 12), I have to say sometimes it takes deplorable to recognize deplorable. Or as my dad used to say, “Sometimes the truth...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Medicare for all another bad Dem idea

Medicare for all? Not hardly! People now on Medicare paid into the system all their working lives and their funds were matched by their employers. People working now and their employers are doing...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Free introduction to mindfulness offered Sept. 25

Cindy Schmidt will offer a free mindfulness class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Pathways Physical Therapy, 2243 Main Ave., Suite 1B, Durango. Schmidt, a certified mindfulness teacher, will...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Lecture to address origins of Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum

Tara Travis, supervisory museum curator at Mesa Verde National Park, will present “The Origins of the Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum” at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the museum. The program is part of the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Parents’ appealing rulings in son’s Vail skier death case

VAIL – The parents of a teenager who was killed in a 2012 avalanche at a Vail Resort property are appealing a judge and jury’s decision in their son’s death case. The Vail Daily reported Sunday...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico observatory closed for security reasons to reopen

ALBUQUERQUE – An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that had been closed since early September because of an undisclosed security concern is scheduled to reopen on Monday,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Virgin Mary statue in New Mexico reportedly ‘cries’ _ again

HOBBS, N.M. – A Virgin Mary sculpture in a New Mexico Catholic church is “crying” – again. The Hobbs News-Sun reports parishioners say the bronze Our Lady of Guadalupe statue at Our Lady of...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bald eagle saved by Arizona couple recovers from poisoning

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – An Arizona couple got to watch as a young bald eagle they helped save was finally able to take to the skies where it belongs. The bird was released last week in northern Arizona...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News