Air ambulance companies have consumers in death grip

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Two years ago in this space, I told the story of a Mississippi woman Katherine Green who got caught in the unsavory business practices of the air...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Alpine passage connects Molas to Coal Bank

The trail system from Molas Pass to Coal Bank Pass, closed during the 416 Fire, reopened with celebratory fanfare. Cross-state hikers on the Colorado Trail are now completing journeys from Denver...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Sutcliffe Vineyards takes wine to farmers market

For the first time in Durango Farmers Market history, alcohol is being offered by a vendor. Sutcliffe Vineyards, located 20 miles west of Cortez near the Canyons of the Ancients, offers wine...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Plants, home work can protect against fire

Editor’s note: This is the final of three columns about fire-wise homes. Wildfires are nature’s way of taking care of itself. It clears out old underbrush, dead trees, overly dry wood and in some...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Resurrecting old insurance model may limit coverage

A new health insurance option awaits consumers this fall. Proponents say it will offer lower premiums and relief from increasingly expensive Obamacare policies sold in the so-called individual...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Hand-pollinating can increase your vegetable yield

Editor’s note: Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office’s Master Gardener Program, appears during the growing season. It features timely tips and suggestions for your garden and...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Farmers Market Profile: Self-reliance inspired Summit Roots

Jordan Meyers didn’t always want to be a farmer. Around 10 years ago, he didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do. Spurned by the idea of being self-reliant, he started farming. “I was looking for...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

For Pets’ Sake summer wine festival is July 21

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will host its 11th annual Summer Wine Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Cliffrose Garden Center just east of Cortez on U.S. Highway 160. “Party with Ric...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Santa Fe Opera offers ‘best of all possible worlds’

This summer, the Santa Fe Opera will join the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Centennial in a big way. On June 29, SFO opened its 62nd season with a full production of “Candide,” Bernstein’s Broadway...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Clint Eastwood film set to begin production in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. — Production on a Clint Eastwood-directed film about a Mexican cartel is scheduled to begin in New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

How to roast peppers – the unsung heroes of your produce bin

Roasted peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients around. Use them on a salad or pizza, puree them into soup or sauces, toss them in tacos or sandwiches, or lightly dress them and serve...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango woman lends an ear to homeless teens

Durango resident Loretta Meushaw was volunteering at her first Rainbow Family Gathering in 1998 when she was struck by the homeless teenagers who attended. “I just didn’t have an idea about the...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

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