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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

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Longtime library, community volunteer Beverly Darmour dies

Beverly Darmour, a key player in the Durango Public Library, Hospice of Mercy, Meals on Wheels and the community Thanksiving Dinner, died at home of heart failure Monday. She was 92. “One of things...

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

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WWII immigrant helps others attain citizenship in Durango

Marie Roessler immigrated to the U.S. from Germany with her family when she was 6 years old, after World War II. Her father was displaced because he had lived in an area of Germany that became...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mother of T.C. Rockwell donates chocolate in his memory

The holidays are a dark time for a mother who recently lost her son, but Kylie Joles knew chocolate would bring some light to a group of students at the Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County. The...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GED provides start to a new life

The Durango Adult Education Center graduated 20 new GED-diploma recipients during a ceremony Thursday night. This class brings the number of GED diplomas granted to 555 over the last decade, and...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Flags at half staff to honor John Glenn

American flags are at half staff around Durango and around the nation in memory of John Glenn, the pioneering astronaut and long-serving U.S. senator from Ohio who died Thursday at the age of 95....

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango couple welcomes second set of twins

Early this year, Durangoan Emily McCollum and her husband, Josh, got some surprising news: They were expecting twins. Again. On Wednesday, the couple welcomed a baby girl, Reagan, and her twin...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Yellow Submarine’ car artist brightens up driving

Richard Hudgins, barefoot on the driveway of the Durango house where he lives, inspects a newly acquired, junky 1986 Mitsubishi van that runs on propane. It’s a hulking metal mass of gray, filled...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News