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Durango couple welcomes second set of twins

Early this year, Durangoan Emily McCollum and her husband, Josh, got some surprising news: They were expecting twins. Again.On Wednesday, the couple welcomed a baby girl, Reagan, and her twin...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado children killed, injured in accidental shootings

A child was involved in an accidental shooting in Colorado eight times during a 2½ year span, an Associated Press review found.The AP and the USA TODAY Network analyzed the circumstances of every...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

By RYAN J. FOLEY, LARRY FENN and NICK PENZENSTADLERAssociated Press and USA TODAY NetworkHours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as Bryson...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trace your ancestry Saturday at the library

The Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society and the Durango Public Library present a free “genealogical drop-in session” to help you start tracing your ancestry. The event will take place from...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Five Durango sisters re-create photo from 48 years ago

When the five daughters of Roy and Thelma Valles came to town for a sisters reunion, it brought up countless memories of growing up in Durango.“We lived on West Third (Avenue) then, and whenever we...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Youngest of Durango family of veterans buried in Greenmount Cemetery

When the Roybals laid Victor, the last of the Durango family’s six sons who served their country in wartime, to rest on Saturday, it marked the end of an era.“One can only imagine the heartache and...

DATE: May 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Grieving the lost potential of Thomas Huber

When Thomas Huber, 19, was killed after running into traffic in Clifton on May 9, there was talk of drugs and alcohol. But the true story is centered on the pain of a child adopted after hardship...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

She thinks her friend is dating a gross guy for his money

Q: I am pretty sure my friend is in a relationship with a guy just because he supports her financially, and I don’t consider it that different from prostitution. He is older and not particularly...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

What children can teach us about change, growing up

On the day my oldest child graduated from preschool, I startled myself by bursting into tears in a hallway lined with crayon drawings. I felt an instant sense of nostalgia. A teacher with older...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

My husband and I were nearly friendless – and I got desperate

When my husband, Michael, came home from work, he found me sprawled on the comforter of our bed, my face buried in my laptop. I was trying to arrange a blind date.I typed hurriedly into Facebook...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

Are you the only single guest at a wedding? Here's how to really live it up

It first happened to me at age 25.Somewhere between galloping to Gangnam Style and stepping forward and back to the Electric Slide, I heard Beyoncé come on the speakers and call out to all the...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family

After my divorce, tasks as simple as mowing the lawn felt huge

Yanking the cord, the lawn mower roars to life, spewing bits of grass and gasoline fumes. Pushing the mower forward, row after row in neat lines across the lawn, I am hot, sweaty and cursing the...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Family