Frequently asked questions and answers for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about tradition, so it’s only natural that we field a lot of the same questions each year. Consider this guide a resource for your most pressing queries. Above all, don’t...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Annual ‘Great Decisions’ discussions start Jan. 30

Great Decisions, an international affairs discussion group, will present a series of talks beginning January 30 to celebrate its 16th year in Durango. Discussions will be open to the public, held...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Southwest Health supports CDC’s ‘Be Antibiotics Aware’ effort

Southwest Health System joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in encouraging patients, families and health care professionals to “Be Antibiotics Aware” by learning about antibiotic...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

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DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Living

Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner: traceable turkeys

WICHITA, Kan. Turkey farmer Darrell Glaser buys his Thanksgiving bird at the local grocery store, just like most folks. But this Thanksgiving season, the Texas producer will be able to find out...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

How to preserve herbs for use in the coming year

By Gail Vanik If you are like many of us, most of your garden has been harvested or has frozen over the past few weeks. However, I have a little patch of herbs on the south side of our house that...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Bug poses threat to N.M. pecans

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A tiny bug is posing a threat to one of New Mexico’s biggest cash crops. An investigation published by the Carlsbad Current-Argus and Roswell Daily Record newspapers found an...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Drug prices keep rising with no end in sight

Recently a tweet from Lauren Sausser, a fine health reporter I know in South Carolina, caught my eye. “Crazy drug prices became personal. My dad will start Keytruda regimen on Friday, $15,000 per...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

How a potato helped the Four Corners survive climate shifts

Between 7,000 and 9,000 years ago – during the middle Holocene – the Four Corners area went through a slow but dramatic climatic shift. As the region became hotter and drier, stream and lake levels...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Hospitals may get accredited even with poor, unsafe care

Earlier this year an Illinois woman sent an email telling me of the poor care her husband received at a large Chicago hospital. After six weeks of fighting for his life, he died. “I wish you could...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

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DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Results: Montezuma County Fair competitions

4-H Artistic Clothing Grand Champion: Danika Oliver Reserve Grand Champion: Camryn Oliver Decorate Your Duds Applied Junior Tinley Philpott: red Decorate Your Duds Stitched Junior Kendall...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living