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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

Pinterest streamlines planning for home designers, decorators

Erin Treat of Durango travels a lot, which means when she plans a home improvement project, she has little time to sit down with a decorator or peruse vendors. But because of Pinterest, Treat said...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Obama backs investigation of email hackings

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama suggested strongly on Friday that Russia’s Vladimir Putin knew about the email hackings that roiled the U.S. presidential race, and he urged his successor,...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Dems ready to battle Trump on conflicts

WASHINGTON – House Democrats warned on Wednesday that they’ll make Donald Trump’s splashy new Washington hotel a big headache if he doesn’t dump his ownership stake in it before taking office as...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Trump tries to allay tech industry’s fears

NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump, who faced fierce opposition from some Silicon Valley leaders during the election campaign, strove to assure the titans of tech on Wednesday that his...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Cattle prices falling

After peaking in 2014, cattle prices have fallen sharply and could sink even lower in 2017. The record high prices in 2014 were driven by a low number of cattle following droughts and die-offs....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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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