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Durango-La Plata County Airport resuming flights to LAX

The Durango-La Plata County Airport is celebrating the return of seasonal nonstop Saturday service to Los Angeles International Airport by giving away a free weekend trip for two to LA. Airport...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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ATF, accelerant-sniffing dog assist in Durango fire investigation

The investigation into the cause of a fire that engulfed 1111 Camino del Rio just before midnight Sunday was ongoing Tuesday. “It’s a huge scene to process,” said Deputy Chief Randy Black with the...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Helen’s Liquor Store opens near Forest Lakes

After years of planning, Helen’s Country Liquor Store opened in May at 13906 Florida Road (County Road 240). Don Hutchins and his wife Nicole built the new 980-square-foot log cabin-style store to...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Dolores builder brings Middle-earth Hobbit houses to Southwest Colorado

The creations of natural-materials builder Brett LeCompte of Dolores are featured in the 2017 architecture book, Small Homes: The Right Size by Lloyd Kahn. Several pages display LeCompte’s...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Home construction starts in Twin Buttes

The first house in what will be a community for hundreds is under construction in Twin Buttes. When complete, about 655 homes and an additional 135 secondary apartments will be built in the city...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rock Lounge to transform Treasures by Therese

After vacating 1111 Camino del Rio to make way for a hotel, the owner of The Rock Lounge plans to turn an antique store into a climbing gym. Therese Teiber has wanted to close her store Treasures...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Flipping homes not as easy as advertised

Making short-term profits by buying, fixing, and selling homes is referred to as “flipping”. There are a number of books, lecturer series and TV shows devoted to the process. Potential investors...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Local museums thrive on tourism

Communities love their museums; they just don’t love them enough to keep them in business. Just like local retailers and restaurants, museums depend on tourists for attendance and revenue. Surely...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | COLUMN: A Take on Tourism

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Pipe-bursting replaces cracked sewer pipes under Durango streets

Crews replaced cracked and aging sewer lines along Narrow Gauge Avenue and beneath the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot this spring without digging a trench. Instead, the city’s...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Google’s focus on AI means it will get even deeper into our lives

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google kicked off its annual developers conference Wednesday by outlining a broad vision of how it thinks artificial intelligence will shape the way we communicate, travel,...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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City, county and fire infrastructure needs stack up

The infrastructure and funding needs facing La Plata County, the city and Durango Fire Protection District are vast and varied. La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff, Mayor Dick White and...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local psychotherapist earns master’s

The office of Dr. Douglas Miller and Associates announced that psychotherapist Tiffany Rose recently earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health from Adams State University. To contact Rose,...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business