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Annual Fall Art Walk gets public through doors while keeping it interesting

There are no art museums in Durango to bring the community touring Van Goghs, large-scale surreal installations or other visual delights. Local galleries and Durango Arts Center are left to fill...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 hours 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Program gives veterans, military staff chance to cowboy up

SANTA FE (AP) – U.S. Army veteran Brian Ray was sitting tall in the saddle of a palomino quarter horse at the Crossed Arrows Ranch south of Santa Fe. The combat vet, who had spent three decades in...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

In cruel China, faith and conscience are crimes

Every now and then, when credulous Western observers aren’t fawning over China’s high-speed rail network or calculating the precise moment when its economy will become the world’s largest, a news...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

‘Sesame Street’ wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren’t gay

NEW YORK – The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday that the characters are best friends and have many human...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Family of man killed at Farmington motel sues owners

FARMINGTON – The ex-wife and son of a man killed at a northwestern New Mexico motel are suing the motel. The Daily Times of Farmington reports a complaint was filed by Travis Ford and Linda...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Grand Junction man dies while climbing Telluride’s Via Ferrata

A technical rescue effort was required Saturday to reach a man who had died while climbing Telluride’s Via Ferrata. The 76-year-old Grand Junction man suffered a life-threatening medical event...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In two weeks, nearly $17.5M in donations to Colorado campaigns

The checkbooks are wide open in the oil and gas industry, which poured nearly $7.9 million over a two-week period alone into its main committee for influencing the vote on two Colorado ballot...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

No. 4 Durango soccer answers challenge against Montrose

League rivals met on the soccer field Wednesday in Montrose. After an early barrage from the host Indians, Durango High School fought back to earn a fourth consecutive win. The DHS boys (8-1, 3-0...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine – These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one. A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers discuss lawsuit in response to 416 Fire

Lawyers suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said they seek to obtain just compensation for residents who suffered damages as a result of the 416 Fire, not kill La Plata County’s top...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News