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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

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Trump protesters flood streets again

PORTLAND, Ore. – From New York to Illinois to California, in red states and blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump’s election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Wide gender gap sealed Trump win

Women were supposed to carry Hillary Clinton to victory, buoyed by a swing left among those who typically vote Republican – at least, that’s what the experts said. That was, of course, before the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Clinton: ‘We owe him an open mind, chance to lead’

WASHINGTON – A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America’s 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be “more divided than we thought” but urged...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & world