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Photo: Chilly splash for local schools

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez schools get vote of confidence from state board

DENVER – A turnaround plan for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District received preliminary support recently from the Colorado Board of Education. The board voted unanimously to instruct the...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Child abuse case dismissed against Ignacio teacher

A former Ignacio High School teacher accused of assaulting a student no longer faces misdemeanor charges for child abuse. La Plata County Judge Martha Minot ruled Friday that Harris Murphy is...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Puzder withdraws as Labor nominee

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Senate confirms Sessions for attorney general

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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La Plata County hydroponic farm harvesting greens year round

In a shipping container surrounded by snow, Wendy Wyatt is growing lettuce, arugula, kale and other greens. Suspended from the ceiling in hollow fiberglass fencing, her 4,000 plants are kept in a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Judge temporarily blocks Trump’s nationwide travel ban

SEATTLE – A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, siding with two states that urged a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Dow tops 20,000 for first time

The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time Wednesday, the latest milestone in a record-setting drive for the stock market. Strong earnings from Boeing and other big...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mirador phase two begins

After a decade of stalled construction, the second phase of the Mirador development, known locally as “Box on the Rocks,” began last month, with a spring completion date for the duplex being built....

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Meeting tonight at Durango High School to discuss suicide prevention

A meeting Wednesday night at the Durango High School library will discuss suicide in society, and how the community can come together to prevent it. “It’s about working together with the community...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bayfield tile import company finds success on web

The shift to online shopping, sometimes viewed as a threat to small retailers, is the foundation of Bayfield-based Mexican Tile Design’s business. Andy Kayner and his wife, Jenny Wrenn, import...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Colorado Democrat to announce 2018 run for governor

DENVER – Former state Sen. Mike Johnston will kick off the 2018 Democratic primary on Tuesday by announcing that he’s running for governor. The early move by Johnston, a former teacher, high school...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news