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Galloping Goose will run on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

The historic Galloping Goose rail bus will run summer and fall excursions on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in northern New Mexico. The Goose No. 5, based in Dolores, will run variations of...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Lectures to address Native American history in Four Corners

The Four Corners Lecture Series will present two talks about Native American history in the region. Carrie Heitman will give a presentation called “Of House and Home: Gender, Labor and Liturgy in...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Hopi dances return to Mesa Verde National Park in July

The Lomayestewa family of Shungopovi Village in Second Mesa, Arizona, will perform traditional Hopi dances at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 1-2 at the Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Attorney to offer legal consultations for seniors

Area Agency on Aging attorney Anthony Edwards will offer free legal consultations to residents 60 and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Durango/La Plata Senior Center, 2424 Main...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Osteoporosis prevention talk to be offered at fairgrounds

Dr. Dennis O’Brien will give a talked titled “Preventing Osteoporosis Without Drugs” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. The presentation is...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Trump slump: Uneasy foreigners may spend travel budgets elsewhere

Tourism is an important economic force in Southwest Colorado, and its success depends on multiple factors: weather, wildfires, gas prices, airfares, news coverage, terror threats, violence against...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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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 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Local museums thrive on tourism

Communities love their museums; they just don’t love them enough to keep them in business. Just like local retailers and restaurants, museums depend on tourists for attendance and revenue. Surely...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | COLUMN: A Take on Tourism

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Silverton votes to retain, tweak existing ATV rules

Residents in Silverton on Tuesday voted to retain existing ATV rules within town limits, allowing Town Council to tweak the ordinance to address concerns raised over the last few months. In...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango Tourism Office director Bob Kunkel to step down

The Durango Area Tourism Office started searching for a new executive director this week. Bob Kunkel, who heads the group, expects to step down after a replacement is found and trained. DATO , a...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Special events boost Durango train and sister companies

American Heritage Railways, the parent company of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, is preparing for more growth in Durango and across the country. The Durango train saw its third...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mesa Verde National Park visitation hits 17-year high

Mesa Verde National Park this year hit a 17-year high for visitation. The park had about 593,000 visitors through November and could see 600,000 this year, said Cristy Brown, a park spokeswoman....

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News