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Seed Studio is enrolling for its kids programs

The Seed Studio, 1309 East Second Ave., is enrolling children for several of its programs and workshops. A Durango School District 9-R “Colour Your World” no-school workshop for children from 6 to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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AmeriCorps filling need for mentors for La Plata County kids

When it comes to finding mentors, Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado is always on the hunt. This year, the nonprofit group brought in extra, temporary mentors to work with students on...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango gymnastics building opens

Gymnasts flipped through the air Monday afternoon enjoying a newly remodeled building in Bodo Industrial Park. The city bought and remodeled the building for $2.1 million, so the gymnastics program...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Head Start center closes over radon concerns

A child care center in Durango was forced to close this week when teachers refused to come to work after recent radon testing showed levels exceeded state safety standards. “I didn’t want to go...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Help Jaden Page fight cancer Jan. 14 at Bayfield Riverside RV Park

A fundraising event sponsored by Riverside RV Park, Atmos Energy and Momo’s Pies to help third-grade student Jaden Page fight cancer will be held Jan. 14 at Riverside RV Park, 41743 U.S. Highway...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Help Jaden Page fight cancer Jan. 14 at Bayfield Riverside RV Park

A fundraising event sponsored by Riverside RV Park, Atmos Energy and Momo’s Pies to help third-grade student Jaden Page fight cancer will be held Jan. 14 at Riverside RV Park, 41743 U.S. Highway...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Refugee youths find haven in Boy Scouts

EVERGREEN – Boy Scouts Jean Tuyishime and Moise Tuyikunde sit around a crackling campfire under a canopy of stars in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, joking and teasing each other as adolescent brothers...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Farm-to-lunch-table program shows Colorado kids where food comes from

BOULDER – Natalie Condon smiled as young consumers of her Lafayette farm’s winter squash harvest compared notes about the vegetable’s texture and taste. “It’s orange; it tastes like orange,” said a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Star power shines through for Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is about so much more than running. The program for girls in elementary and middle school started in 2000 in North Carolina and has spread across the nation. It serves nearly...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The pumpkin train seeks gourd lovers

The San Juan Mountains Association has been asked to provide some educational activities aboard the Peanuts Great Pumpkin Patch Express! , a special train program of the Durango & Silverton Narrow...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Study shows increased exposure to marijuana by Colorado children

She kept the marijuana cookies in the freezer. Not because the edibles were better chilled, but because the ice box was supposed to be too tough a nut for her children to crack. The Denver woman’s...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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No spike in teen marijuana use after legalization

DENVER – Teen marijuana use has not increased since the state legalized the drug, according to state health officials. But anti-marijuana groups remain concerned that the normalization of the drug...

DATE: June 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News