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Colorado bird atlas tracks changing population trends

Bird-lovers interested in the species’ habitat and health throughout Colorado need wait no longer. The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas, which is only released in 20-year intervals and is...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

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Animas High School graduates’ adventure underway in solar car

What started as a school project has turned into a great adventure for recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes as they prepare to enter the Solar Car Challenge...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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A Top 10 list of books for summer reading

With the temperatures rising and the kids mostly out of school, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about what you want to read this summer. Whether you’re headed to an exotic locale...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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Tips for home buying preparation this spring

With inventory scraping the bottom of the barrel and demand for housing on the rise, prospective buyers in Durango need to be ready to take action quickly to close a deal. As the busiest...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Study: States are losing out on billions by keeping pot illegal

The federal government and most states are throwing away $28 billion in yearly tax revenue by not legalizing marijuana, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation, an independent think...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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In rural Colorado, outreach aims to reduce suicides

MONTROSE – Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms....

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Values clash over grazing in Weminuche Wilderness

The first draft of a controversial study surrounding the future use of land in the Weminuche Wilderness was released last week, with Forest Service officials determining grazing will continue...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Price cut again to buy Durango Christian Church

Prospective buyers aren’t biting, so the asking price recently dropped again on Durango Christian Church. The price on the lot, located at the corner of East Third Avenue and 11th Street, was...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango native visits New Hampshire for primary excitement

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The day before the New Hampshire primary saw a flurry of campaign activities, as presidential candidates from both political parties readied for their last-minute push toward a...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bounty hunters say farewell to TV show, but not the chase

Fugitives on the run in Southwest Colorado are likely to see a little less screen time with the announcement “Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters” will no longer be on the air. The show featured local...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah

DENVER – Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Plumbers prepare for pipe freezing season

As the year comes to an end, plumbers are preparing for the longest, coldest two months of the year. January and February are widely considered in the plumbing industry to be the prime...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business