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First American to orbit Earth dies

John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the Space Age as the first American to orbit the Earth, then became a national political figure for 24...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Businesses planning downtown moves

Changes are coming to Main Avenue after the first of the year that will help fill some of the vacant downtown retail space. Several organizations are moving or expanding into high-profile...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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U.S. home prices surpass pre-recession peak

WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a private measure. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Texas, California sending many new residents to Colorado

Newly published data by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates La Plata County’s largest pool of migrants continues to come from other parts of Colorado and nearby states. The American Community Survey...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Minimum wage increases could challenge small business

Increases in the minimum wage that will become effective in January may be a challenge for some small businesses. In November, voters approved an increase in the minimum wage from $8.31 per hour to...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Trump announces two more nominees

PALM BEACH, Fla. – President-elect Donald Trump is connecting with foreign leaders and considering new Cabinet prospects Friday as he gathers with family for the long Thanksgiving weekend at his...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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New standards make today’s home fireplace units much more efficient

A crackling fireplace during the cold season is an aesthetically pleasing heat source and a desirable one in Durango’s vacation homes, and it’s an asset the National Association of Realtors ...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Trump rejects concerns

President-elect Donald Trump shrugged off rising concerns Tuesday about the potential conflicts-of-interest between his ongoing participation in the Trump Organization and his future as president,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Durangoans head to Standing Rock to protest pipeline

A caravan of more than 50 students, professors and others set out Tuesday morning from Durango on a 16-plus-hour drive to Standing Rock, North Dakota, to spend Thanksgiving break in solidarity with...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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ConocoPhillips to sell its assets in San Juan Basin

ConocoPhillips, the largest operator in the San Juan Basin, a natural gas and oil field that spans across northern New Mexico and Southwest Colorado, will sell all its assets, the company recently...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Santa Rita Visitor Center may become self-serve

The visitor center in Santa Rita Park will see some changes in staffing next year. The center will be self-serve from January through May next year and, in April, the Durango Area Tourism Office ...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Photos of the week

Take a look back at The Durango Herald’s top photos of the week.

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News