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Caregiving costs are not just for the elderly

Is the U.S. ready for a discussion about paying for caregiving, an increasingly vexing and costly problem for a growing number of Americans? The answer may be “yes.” It has become obvious that...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

To thrive, gardeners need to know their microclimate

It’s not easy gardening in Southwest Colorado – with its erratic temperature fluctuations, whipping winds and snowstorms that could hit pretty much at any time. But people make it happen. “Hell...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Try a weed barrier in face of an invasion

If you hate weeds as much as we do at our house, you look for any available method to keep them at bay. One of my favorites is the use of weed barrier. Weed barrier is a thick, woven material. The...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Summer vacation may provide an up-close view of climate change

This summer, an estimated 4 million visitors will trek through Yosemite National Park in California. They will circle through the valley, crane their necks at Half Dome, pause for the grazing...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Durango Women’s Choir to take the stage with Santa Fe singers

Members of the Durango Women’s Choir and Durango Choral Society have a busy week ahead of them. On Sunday, the 17-member Women’s Choir will team up with the 17-member Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble for...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Mercy Regional Medical Center opens breast milk donation center

New moms in La Plata County may now share their excess milk with newborns in need through a new donation center at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Some of the earliest meals for sick newborns at...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail’s Garden Prepare your tomato plant for harvest

If you are like many of us, you are starting to plant your vegetable garden right about now. One of the most popular vegetables are homegrown tomatoes and what a summer delight they are! Rich,...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Latest National Park Mystery story a must-read

In his new National Park Mystery series, “Arches Enemy,” local author Scott Graham takes his hero to the area of Moab, Utah. Chuck Bender of Bender Archaeological has arrived in the fall. He is...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Choose a lilac for your life

Stories are found in the diaries of early settlers about transporting cuttings of lilacs across the rough, unsettled country and then planting them at the door of their newly established homesteads...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Ever thought about applying for a patent? Donna Arment can help you with that

Got an idea for an invention but not sure what to do with it? Donna Arment can help. Durango’s patent and trademark resource officer at the public library has been helping local inventors for...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Crews, volunteers install 136 smoke alarms in 51 homes

I would like to thank all of the volunteers that supported the American Red Cross, Sound the Alarm smoke alarm installation event. We had a good group of local volunteers as well as Rec Cross...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

New group offers support to those caring for mentally ill

After Donna and Phil Middleton’s son was diagnosed with a mental health disorder four years ago, they were left with feelings of fear, shock, frustration and grief. Those feelings showed Donna...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

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