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Galloping Goose gearing up for winter trips

For the first time in more than 60 years, the Galloping Goose No. 5 will make a winter-time excursion. Managers of the restored rail bus are working with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County Historical Society’s collections need new home

The Montezuma County Historical Society is in a game of musical chairs as Cortez and county officials prepare to move into new offices and sell old ones. The historical society depended on City...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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McElmo Flume established as a monument to pioneers’ ingenuity

CORTEZ The historic McElmo Creek Flume has been officially consecrated as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and early water development. The project is the culmination of a three-year local effort to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Historic designation for 1870s wagon road at standstill

Though conversations have been ongoing for years, national and state historic designations for the Animas Canyon Toll Road between La Plata and San Juan counties remains pending. Before the Durango...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Neighbors: Durango Heritage Celebration has Hollywood theme

The Durango Heritage Celebration has explored the community’s Victorian legacy, gone down with the Titanic, visited Greenmount Cemetery where the dead “talked” and solved a murder mystery or two. ...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Neighbors

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Former hospital CEO examines health care policies

A state ballot question to create universal health care in Colorado challenges ideologies that have hindered many nationwide attempts at health care reform. “ColoradoCare has a difficult road to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Classic sport cars coming to Durango, Dolores

On Thursday, a parade of classic sport and race cars will drive along Main Avenue in Durango and will stop in Dolores in front of the Galloping Goose Museum. The Colorado Grand tour is an annual...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez buildings will be surveyed for historic value

Two dozen properties in Cortez on the south side of Main Street will be surveyed next month for historical significance. The city received a grant from the Colorado Historical Society to complete...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The impending railroad strike and complete tie-up of all the roads prompts us to suggest you protect yourself by having on hand enough sow bosom and beans to carry you over the low...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

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Fiesta Days Parade holding onto history

It used to be the biggest parade in Durango, but with a growing population and the loss of Western heritage, the Durango Fiesta Days Parade has been relegated to a piece of living history. An...

DATE: July 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Five Durango sisters re-create photo from 48 years ago

When the five daughters of Roy and Thelma Valles came to town for a sisters reunion, it brought up countless memories of growing up in Durango. “We lived on West Third (Avenue) then, and whenever...

DATE: July 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ute Mountain Ute tribe, CU develop archaeology field school

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe is working with the University of Colorado anthropology department to develop a field school to document and preserve ruins on the reservation. During the first two-week...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life