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Get a jump on spring planting in September

Although it has been unusually warm, cooler weather has arrived in some spots in the high country, and it’s time to begin to think about wrapping up the summer growing season and preparing for the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Obesity rates rising in Colorado, stabilizing elsewhere

While a third of American adults and one in six children are obese, a report last week suggests the rate of increase could be stabilizing in some states. Colorado had the lowest obesity rate at...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Hungry for a taste of fall? Plant a fruit tree

A backyard orchard can be a most rewarding and fun gardening project and may be easier than you think, and fall is the perfect time to start. Because the ground is still warm, trees planted now...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Stalemate in D.C. leaves health insurance in limbo

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service What should you expect now that the drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appears dead – at least for the moment? Given how legislation...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Ghost Walk Durango explores town’s history ... and who may still be here

If you have spent time in Durango, you have probably heard a range of tales about the town’s storied past – from the tunnels under Main Avenue to the old red light district, to gunfights in the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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San Juan Brewfest creates community and stresses safety

It may seem counterintuitive, but the 19th annual San Juan Brewfest , which will feature nearly 50 breweries, over 100 beers and two live music acts, will promote community safety and responsible...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Cowboy gathering seeks parade entries

The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering seeks entries for Colorado’s largest non-motorized parade, to be held Oct. 7. Entries are free. The day of the event, a chuck-wagon breakfast will be held from 7...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Perennial day lilies flourish as heat recedes

By Gail Vanik Although the weather has begun to cool down, planting season hasn’t ended, and the arrival of cooler temps mean that it’s a great time to plant perennials. Perennials have risen in...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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TOPS installs new officers

The Journal The Cortez chapter of the national weight-loss group Take Off Pounds Sensibly held its installation ceremony on Aug. 4. According to a news release from Sandra Greene, the following...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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National recording artists Images plans Cortez concert

The group Images plans to perform in Cortez on Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium. Images was formed in the early 1980s by Lee Bartley and Rich Sallee as a light jazz...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Rural people will have fewer insurance choices next year

As Obamacare approaches its fifth sign-up season, policyholders in many parts of the country are facing a marketplace with fewer choices and higher premiums. A New York Times analysis has found...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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‘We are all homeless’ exhibit aims to humanize issue

Handwritten pleas for help, written by homeless people, were installed at the Durango Transit Center Monday to help further the conversation about the issue in Durango. Willie Baronet, artist and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living