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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

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Glide Durango puts spin on history tours

Tourists and locals alike will be gliding around downtown this summer on personal transporters, taking in the historical sites. Kirstine Carll and Lisa Farless opened Glide Durango, a seasonal...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango train derailment likely due to hot weather

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad derailment late Saturday afternoon was the second worst incident in more than 30 years, and the second in one day on the tracks. The train was...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Protection plan for Lake Nighthorse approved

A plan for protecting the archaeological sites around Lake Nighthorse when it opens to the public and during development was approved Tuesday by the Durango City Council. Councilor Dick White...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Train offers new round-trip tickets from Silverton

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to make a train trip more convenient for travelers coming from the north this summer. As of June 1, travelers can ride the train from Silverton...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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ATF, accelerant-sniffing dog assist in Durango fire investigation

The investigation into the cause of a fire that engulfed 1111 Camino del Rio just before midnight Sunday was ongoing Tuesday. “It’s a huge scene to process,” said Deputy Chief Randy Black with the...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tourism office promotes crafted beverages

The outlook for tourism is bright for summer, but the social experience for Durango residents is changing as tourism grows, experts said at the spring tourism briefing. Lodgers tax collections...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Escalante Middle School student found dead

An Escalante Middle School student was found dead in his home Tuesday morning. The 15-year-old boy was found by his parents at their home on the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 550, a La Plata County...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ruedi Bear remembered as entrepreneur, champion skier

A former owner of Trimble Hot Springs, Ruedi Bear, was remembered Friday as an entrepreneur who loved jazz and skiing. Bear, 72, died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening south of Mancos, where...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Two injured when motorcycle hits coyote

A man and woman on a motorcycle hit a coyote near the intersection of U.S. Highway 160 and Colorado Highway 151, east of Chimney Rock, shortly before 5 p.m. The two were taken to Mercy Regional...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado snowpack highest level in 9 years

Snowpack across Southwest Colorado is at the highest level since 2008. The San Miguel, Mancos, Dolores, Animas, La Plata and San Juan river basins all are above 100 percent of normal snowpack,...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Innovation Corridor builds startup culture

A new effort is underway to coordinate and encourage technology startup companies in Southwest Colorado because they are environmentally friendly and could bring high-paying jobs to the region. ...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Understanding sandstone creates oil industry opportunity

Durangoans Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell have carved out a niche for themselves in the oil and gas industry as researchers and consultants helping companies determine if it is economically viable to...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business