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The other 99 percent
09/20/2018
The other 99 percent
By Missy Votel

When Chuck Collins, an heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune, was 26, he gave it all away. Half a million dollars to be exact.

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Putting down roots
09/20/2018
Putting down roots
By Tracy Chamberlin

The first – and last – thing you notice are the smiles. Not because it’s recess, but because the students are happy to be in the classroom.

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Help is hard to find
09/13/2018
Help is hard to find
By Tracy Chamberlin

The signs are scattered along Main Avenue in downtown Durango, calling out for “Help Wanted” or “Now Hiring” – and those are just the few advertising in the front window. Businesses across La Plata County are looking to hire, but these days it’s not easy finding any takers.

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DNA test leads to discovery of San Juan cutthroat
09/06/2018
DNA test leads to discovery of San Juan cutthroat
By Missy Votel

A rare subspecies of cutthroat trout, thought to be long extinct, has risen from the waters of Southwest Colorado.

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A fish story
09/20/2018

Piute Farm, the “unrunnable” waterfall below the must-make take-out at Clay Hills, has long struck fear in the hearts of San Juan River runners.

When the smoke settles
09/13/2018

While the 416 Fire may continue to smolder until the snow flies, some may be wondering, “what’s next?” The San Juan National Forest, in conjunction with Fort Lewis College, Mountain Studies Institute and others, hopes to answer that question with “What’s Next: 416 Fire Open House,” from 5 - 8:30 p.m., today (Thurs., Sept. 13) at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

No strings attached
09/06/2018

The hills could soon be alive with the sound of more music. The Bayfield-based BeFRANK Foundation (which incidentally stands for “For the Recreation Artistic Needs of Kids”), received a gift of six cellos and nine bows valued at more than $10,000.

Safety meeting
09/06/2018

Some of Durango’s more notorious Class V crossings could be getting a little tamer. The City of Durango recently received nearly $1.1 million in grants from CDOT for implementation of what is being called that College and 8th Safety Project.

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Mountain Town News
Mountain Town News

•Citizen scientists track shrinking glaciers
•Jobs aplenty, but begging is free speech
•Bus drivers’ wages may need to be raised
•Parents in opioid death file lawsuits
•Lake Louise not in mix for 2026 Games
•Aspen ponders impacts of bigger airport


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