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Talk About Town: Durango a top destination for an affordable fall vacation

The Animas River, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and San Juan National Forest made Durango one of the “12 Best Adventure Towns for an Affordable Fall Vacation” alongside destinations...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 12 hours 41 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rolling Stone, iconic music magazine, puts itself up for sale

Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner is putting the magazine up for sale, marking a new chapter for the cultural bible that for half a century has spotlighted musical artists from Jimi Hendrix to...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Frontier Airlines fined for long delays in Denver snowstorm

DENVER – The U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday it fined Frontier Airlines $1.5 million for keeping passengers stuck on a dozen aircraft on the Denver airport tarmac for more than three...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Irma’s damage a reminder of Florida economy’s vulnerability

WASHINGTON – Florida’s economy has long thrived on one import above all: People. Until Irma struck this month, the state was adding nearly 1,000 residents a day – 333,471 in the past year, akin to...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 21 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

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Ska Fabricating owners start structural steel company

Hermosa Iron Works, formerly a large structural steel company in town, sold most of its equipment to Ska Fab Steel earlier this year. Dan Morris and Matt Vincent, the owners of Ska Fabricating,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

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Colorado construction is plugging the gap with an academy

DENVER (AP) – Houses along the Front Range can’t be built fast enough. Part of the problem is a booming population. There’s also a shortage of construction workers to get the job done. The Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Control holiday stress by doing what’s essential

Let me be the first to remind you that the holidays are right around the corner. The kids are in school, pumpkin spice lattes reappeared, Labor Day has come and gone (I still think the academic...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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Indian Biz Expo explores strategies for success

IGNACIO – Sovereignty, effective government services and wise long-term priorities are all keys to economic success for Native American tribes, an expert told the crowd at the Indian Biz Expo Four...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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iPhone X an evolution of the iPhone, but not the smartphone

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Apple needed to wow skeptics with its 10th-anniversary smartphone, the iPhone X. (That’s pronounced “iPhone 10,” for the curious.) As expected, Apple showed off a phone with an...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Ford’s push for driverless vehicles includes a man pretending to be a car seat

Andy Schaudt is an invisible man. He is wearing a “seat suit” to make it look like his Ford Transit Connect van is driving itself. His bespectacled face is obscured by a fake headrest hood. His...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Ballet Durango opens new space

Ballet Durango recently opened studios at 225 East Eighth Ave., and an open house will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the new location. Director Frances Rosser Taylor, with 35 years of...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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San Juan Basin Public Health hires 2

San Juan Basin Public Health recently hired two to its team. Kristin D. Pulatie was hired as director of assessment and planning. In her new position, Pulatie will assess community needs and agency...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business