COVID-19 pandemic may be driving rise in opioid deaths

For Dan Caplin with Colorado Addiction Treatment Services, treating people addicted to opioids is complicated to say the least. “This is so multifactorial,” he said, before listing about 10 local...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in West, study says

BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Hinsdale County buys hometown archipelago on Lake San Cristobal

Tiny Hinsdale County is the most remote and one of the least populated counties in Colorado. Besides being the infamous place where Alferd Packer ate his traveling companions in 1874, it has...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

The scoop on poinsettias: poisonous or not?

Vic likes to do it at the garden center for shock value. Pop a poinsettia bract into his mouth and eat it, because we often hear at this time of year, “Oh, your poinsettias are lovely, but I can’t...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Mail-ordering local food favorites nurtures a sense of place

Sending food and gifts is an easy way to spread holiday cheer when you’re socially distanced. And ordering hometown favorites from local or regional restaurants adds a dash of nostalgia and a sense...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

U.S. tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins for free are coming to an end. The Department of Transportation issued a final rule Dec. 2 covering animals on airlines. It decided that...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon’s death

NEW YORK – Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle’s death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building. In...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Chevel Shepherd brings ‘circus’ to town

Chevel Shepherd brought the circus to town. The winner of Season 15 of the television singing competition “The Voice,” and Farmington resident, was in Durango along with cast and crew, including...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Virus highlights balance of public, private worship

As religious services went online to protect congregants from the coronavirus, a paradox emerged: Worshipers were connected via the internet to a potentially wide community, but it felt like a more...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Authentic and safe

What’s the best kind of mask to wear with a tricorn hat? That’s a question for the CDC. And also the other CDC: the Costume Design Center at Colonial Williamsburg, which is tasked with outfitting...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

At home for Christmas: Make it a special day

By Gail Vanik What a weird, crazy year this has been, but if there’s one thing that 2020 has done, it’s been to bring us all home. This refocus on home, family, and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Catching up with ‘Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd

Like the rest of us, country music singer Chevel Shepherd hadn’t planned on the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing springtime quarantine. The Farmington teenager – and Season 15 winner of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

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