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Fun run honors elementary school teacher

Capes billowing in the air, small superheros ran with parents and teachers to honor Ignacio Elementary School third-grade teacher Laura Wagner on Saturday at Bobcat’s field. Wagner fell ill in...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Couple in their 90s finds love on the bus

After giving up their car keys, Betty Willis, 93, and LaVern Nelson, 92, found each other and a new romantic spark on the Durango bus. Nelson noticed Willis as he rode the bus every morning to go...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Former mayor Christina Rinderle leaves legacy of finding compromise

Christina Rinderle, elected as Durango’s youngest female mayor at age 33, recently left office, after eight years of facing contentious issues such as vacation rentals and secondary housing units. ...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DHS team goes to state Go Code challenge

An app developed by Durango High School students will go up against ideas developed by professionals during the state competition of the Go Code Colorado challenge. The challenge, now in its fourth...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango Nature Studies offers a ‘stay-cation’

While some families choose to travel all over the country for spring break, the kids lucky enough to be enrolled at Durango Nature Studies spring break program can stay home and experience a good...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Pedestrian’s family pays tribute

Allen Duke was probably listening to music through headphones while walking Saturday to the Adobe Inn, where he worked on north Main Avenue in Durango. He probably stopped to chat with Marco...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Resolution seeks to honor fallen Blue Angel pilot

DENVER – Freshman representative Barbara McLachlan sat before the House Transportation and Energy Committee Thursday morning to present her first resolution: a measure to honor Blue Angel pilot...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Purgatory employee and longtime skier shares good vibes

Greg Ralph would have become a surfer had surfers been a little nicer. “Surfers aren’t the friendliest, most encouraging people toward beginners,” said Ralph, who grew up in Southern California....

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Enjoying the crowd

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

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Snowdown’s own love story

When Dawn Staten stepped on stage for the first time to perform at the Snowdown Follies, it was a 30-second skit that her husband described as a groaner. “It got some laughs, but mostly groans ,”...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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These chessboards are HUGE, and they’re yours to play with

Boys and girls slipped off their shoes and crawled on top of oversized checkerboards donated to Chapman Hill, the Mason Center and the Durango Community Recreation Center on Monday as part of an...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durangoan’s daring rescue of skier makes him slacklining’s ambassador

The day after Mickey Wilson harrowingly saved a man dangling from a chairlift by the neck at Arapahoe Basin, the Durango High School graduate went back to the ski area to take advantage of a huge...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News