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Could Main Avenue become a pedestrian mall in downtown Durango?

Restaurants and retail shops battered by COVID-19 restrictions that have killed spring shopping on Main Avenue may soon get some assistance from the city of Durango. The city is looking to allow...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work to resume on Camino del Rio, near Town Plaza in Durango

The next phase of work by contractors for the hotel development at 1111 Camino del Rio will begin Tuesday. Working hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There may be...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State budget committee proposes drastic cuts

To address a $3 billion shortfall, Colorado lawmakers made a series of drastic spending cuts and moved close to finalizing a state budget battered by the coronavirus and the paralyzed economy. The...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Letters: Wearing a mask is effective and patriotic

Cloth masks don’t filter the virus. They filter your spit, which floats in aerosolized micro-globules that can travel 6 to 27 feet from your mouth when you speak. Normal speech releases around 200...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Our view: You should be in pictures

If you have spent much time on social media lately – that would be Social Media 2.0: The Quarantine Version – you may have seen posts of people who have used their unlooked-for time at home to pose...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Letters: Keep taxpayers in urban renewal loop

Urban renewal plans provide hope for the future (“Durango approves new tool for economic development ,” May 7). They are also vulnerable to corruption, especially if sweetheart deals are made with...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bret Stephens: ‘You won’t live to see your next birthday’

New Year’s Eve, 1943. Lajos Stillmann is celebrating his 22nd birthday with friends in a Budapest, Hungary, apartment. Someone suggests paying a visit to a nearby palm reader. The palm reader takes...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Local artists’ medium ‘luxurious, flowing, beautiful’ ... and repulsive?

FARMINGTON – From a distance, the art pieces look like they’re made from the soft scratching of pencil on paper, short lines filling the space, etching a jawline and filling in the soft curve of an...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filling the dog days of COVID-19

Dear Action Line: What am I supposed to do with all this unemployment money I’m getting but cannot spend because all the businesses are closed? – Cash hoarder Dear Hoarder: Do what Little Action...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Action Line

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