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Prairie dogs aggravate ranchers across La Plata County

As the prairie dog population in La Plata County rises and wreaks havoc on landowners, the presence of the often-reviled rodent has some hoping for an unconventional solution: the plague. “They are...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

CSU Extension looking for volunteers for local advisory committee

The Montezuma County CSU Extension office is open for volunteers to serve on its local advisory committee. The advisory committee is a group composed primarily of individuals outside the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Farmers Market profile: Peak Season Farms delivers year-round

Peak Season Farms in Hesperus takes a unique approach to growing produce all year long. Owner Wendy Wyatt said Peak Season vegetables are all organic, and grown indoors in a vertical hydroponic...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Apple unveils $999 iPhone X, cellular watch

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest, and most expensive, phone, the iPhone X. With a price starting at $999 and a host of new features, the phone will be a big...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

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CenturyLink describes efforts to improve regional internet

Efforts to improve rural internet service across the region are underway, but not all residents are experiencing better service. CenturyLink received $159 million in federal funding to improve...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Business

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Allison farmers grow, roast green chiles

With names such as Big Jim and Miss Junie, a casual listener could have mistaken last weekend’s kickoff of the Ignacio Green Chile Fest as an entirely social affair. But Big Jim and Miss Junie...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Durango inventor combines music, robots and booze

The two most popular guests at a party are probably a robot and alcohol. One fascinates people and the other can make people fascinating. Ryan Finnigan, a mechanical tinkerer, is also likely...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New Mexico Democrats push feds to limit drilling near Chaco

ALBUQUERQUE – The Democrats in New Mexico’s congressional delegation are pushing federal officials to uphold an agreement that limits oil and gas leasing on public land near Chaco Culture National...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Steamworks reprises Colorado Proud Pale Ale

Steamworks Brewing Co.’s limited production beer, Colorado Proud Pale Ale is set to be tapped on Friday. The beer is made using ingredients exclusively from Colorado, including mountain spring...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. to auction drilling rights near national monument in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Federal land managers said Friday they will allow drilling for publicly owned oil and gas near Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah despite concerns about disrupting the...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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E7 Systems serving new niche: Self-pour beer systems

If you’ve ever squeezed between two people at a bar to order a drink and wished you could just step behind the counter and pour your own, a solution is emerging. E7 Systems , a Durango company,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango to host cancer-wellness conference

Durango will hold its first cancer-wellness conference, “The Art of Living Well With and Beyond Cancer,” this month at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, and Durango Community...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business