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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

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Bloom Cafe opens on College Drive

Bloom Cafe, a cafe with an emphasis on organic healthy foods, opened Jan. 17 at 309 West College Dr. (in the Albertsons parking lot) in Durango. In-house baker Kristin Wheelock bakes fresh bread...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Homeowners’ tax break is trouble for La Plata County budget

Residential property owners are expected to get a tax break that will spell more trouble in 2018 for the La Plata County budget. Colorado properties will be reappraised this year, which happens...

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

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Ice expected to persist as a headache for Tuesday’s travelers

Icy conditions were expected to persist for a second day Tuesday morning around Durango, while heavy snow loads in the high country will contribute to avalanche danger. A backcountry skier...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Red Mountain and Wolf Creek passes closed

A slow-moving winter storm drenched Durango and blanketed higher elevations with snow Thursday, closing five mountain passes for most of the day in Southwest Colorado. Two of the passes, Red...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News