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Route 66 motel catches mural fever

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) – Color is blooming at El Trovatore Motel as its owners continue to add new murals to the Route 66 fixture. Sam and Monica Frisher, who reopened the business at 1440 E. Andy...

DATE: July 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Get taste of Durango downtown on Sunday

If you have any important downtown shopping to do, you might want to do it before this Sunday’s annual Taste of Durango.Main Avenue will be closed between Eighth and 12th streets for the event, and...

DATE: May 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Final day of regular ski season at Purgatory has plenty of sun

Snow lovers exhibited a little style on the last day of the regular season at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort on Sunday, wearing everything from penguin costumes and neon snowsuits to tutus...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

House committee addresses price of gas at hearing

WASHINGTON – While a solution to rising gasoline prices is no nearer than before, a committee heard testimony about how the high prices will affect tourism this summer.The House Committee on...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new thinking on an age-old problem

As local residents and officials mobilize to meet struggling families' needs today, advocates say some big-picture and novel approaches also will be a necessary part of the battle against poverty....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Durango way: Work lots, still come up short

It's a predicament many Durangoans know well: multiple jobs but still not enough money to pay all the bills. Earnings too high for assistance but too low to really make it.It's hanging onto the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

When leaving is the only choice

As a single mother with a 3-year-old boy, Diana Williams faces tough decisions every day.Like what to cut when the grocery bill is the only thing left.“I could maybe get by eating ramen noodles and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Children squeezed, too, in poverty’s clutches

As more La Plata County parents slip from security to poverty, educators and social service providers say the hardship inevitably trickles down to their children.“The impact on these kids is almost...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brother, can you spare a dime?

One-time help won't cut it this time.As the new reality in poverty's changing statistics takes hold, local families' financial hardships have gone from “crisis to chronic” through no fault of their...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new face of poverty? It's your neighbor's

Poverty isn't new in La Plata County, but today it has new faces.They are the faces of people with homes, cars and histories of self-sufficiency. Many of them aren't making it here anymore.“There...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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