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Galloping Goose museum proposes expansion in Dolores

The Galloping Goose Society wants to construct a track behind its museum in downtown Dolores to display restored railroad cars. The plan is to lay 80 feet of track, running east-west, and parallel...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Montezuma orchard project plants trees at CSU research station

The Colorado State University research station in Yellow Jacket is joining the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project’s efforts to bring apple production back to the region. More than 20 volunteers...

DATE: April 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Animas Canyon Toll Road gets historic designation

After years of debate, the Animas Canyon Toll Road – an historic wagon road that was the first route from Durango to Silverton – has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. “The...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Historical Society to offer Tacoma Power Plant train tour

The La Plata County Historical Society will host a train tour of the historic Tacoma Power Plant on April 29. The train is scheduled to depart at 9:45 a.m. from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Anasazi Heritage Center features exhibit on Wetherill family

An exhibit at the Anasazi Heritage Center will focus on the family that helped pioneer archaeology in Montezuma County. “Trowels, Trading Posts and Travelers,” which opens Friday, March 10, will...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Walk calls for end to gender wage inequality

For the more than 10 years, Stephanie “Taffy” Johnson worked construction and was paid half what of her male coworkers earned. When she started working independently in the 1990s, she charged a...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Historic designation for wagon road stalls under federal transition

Another roadblock lies in front of federal protections for a historic wagon road connecting La Plata and San Juan counties. A U.S. Forest Service official said last week an internal policy is...

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

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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 | COLUMN: Neighbors