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Durango’s big on charm

Being on top-10 lists is nothing new for Durango. Best true West town, best recreational town, best beer town, best mountain biking town – if there’s a category that applies to us, it’s likely we...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | COLUMN: Talk about Town

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High school auctions students’ tiny house project

Whether you’re looking for affordable, if minimalist, housing, an art studio or a playhouse, Animas High School has a deal for you. During the 2015-2016 school year, three students – Katie Austin,...

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

HGTV films in La Plata County

HGTV paid a visit to La Plata County this week to film a few of the area’s more rustic homes for an episode of “Log Cabin Living.” The channel, which broadcasts shows focused on home improvements...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Talk about town: Solar car to be on display

Freshly back from competing in the Solar Car Challenge, recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes are going to be at the Powerhouse Science Center on Saturday to...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sunset Magazine loves Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

In an homage to actress Sally Field on receiving her second Oscar, Sunset Magazine really, really likes Southwest Colorado. Its panel of judges – editors and travel experts – named the Durango &...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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CNN spotlights Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The uniqueness, reputation and history of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic recently caught the eye of CNN. The network’s health and fitness program, Fit Nation , is featuring the 44-year-old...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New LA flight debuts at Durango airport

Denver, Phoenix and Dallas are destinations with direct flights into the Durango-La Plata County Airport and on Saturday, a long-awaited link to Los Angeles was completed. The first flight from...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man to compete for $1 million, title of ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Durango resident Ryan Elliott will compete for $1 million at the “American Ninja Warrior” national finals to be held June 13-18 in Las Vegas. “American Ninja Warrior” is a sports entertainment...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Atlantic publication touts Durango’s ‘instantly affordable’ housing

You can file this in the “if only if it were so category.” Durango’s housing policies received high praise in the national media last week. A piece by City Lab, a publication from The Atlantic,...

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Owner of Ska Brewing featured in food documentary

When people first meet Dave Thibodeau, co-founder of Ska Brewing Co. , they often assume he’s a fisherman and/or hunter, but that couldn’t be further from the truth, he said in a documentary about...

DATE: May 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Go Fund Me set up for girl killed in crash

A Go Fund Me account has been set up for Mia Martinez, the 8-year-old girl who died Monday in a head-on car crash in southwestern La Plata County. As of 11 a.m. Friday, the effort had raised nearly...

DATE: April 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Park kindergartner wins statewide contest for public health artwork

Lead poisoning has been a hot topic in the news as the water situation unfolds in Flint, Michigan. But lead poisoning happens across the country, so the Colorado Department of Public Health and...

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