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Dressing to impress: Durangoans can't match first lady

Local fashionistas had waited with bated breath and mixed emotions for Michelle Obama's historic visit to Durango.Melissa McConnell, author of the cunning and colorful blog, “Worst Dressed Town in...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building blocks of science

Last week, Sam Bridgham stood in the front hallway of Durango Public Library unpacking a striking series of eight robots made of Legos, each as different from the other as the dwarves in Snow...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Brown, McLachlan go head-to-head in debate

Incumbent Republican J. Paul Brown and Democratic challenger Mike McLachlan emphasized their differences on issues at the heart of Colorado’s 59th District House of Representatives race in a...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Allies line up behind candidates for Colorado’s 59th District race

Residents of La Plata County know the men running for the 59th District seat in the Colorado House of Representatives personally. They see Republican incumbent J. Paul Brown perusing cereals at the...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silent epidemic gets a stealth solution

Most adults can’t do long division after three cups of coffee.Try learning how to do long division as a child on an empty stomach.Since the recession, many students – locally and across the country...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Super PACs flirt with limits of campaign law

For months, the race between incumbent Republican J. Paul Brown and Democratic challenger Mike McLachlan for the 59th District state House had been mostly funded by locals. That all changed...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Super PAC spends $100K on campaign for McLachlan

Financially, the 59th District Colorado House of Representatives race – one of the state’s most competitive – is heating up, with the Democratic Party doubling-down on Democratic challenger Mike...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

See not, read not

Phil Kerby, former editor of the Los Angeles Times, once quipped that “censorship is the strongest drive in human nature; sex is a weak second.”This impulse remains formidable.Since the 30th annual...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

An old school beacon

Hillary Clinton said it takes a village to raise a child. But she’s never been to Silverton, where, on Friday, educators, townspeople and students celebrated the remarkable renovation of the...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

More online classes for Boulder?

Money – rather, the lack of it – has emerged as the defining issue in hotly contested races for Colorado University’s nine-member Board of Regents.At a Tuesday meeting with the editorial board of...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s hidden history of harlotry

From the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Mesa Verde, history is a driving force of Southwest Colorado’s economy.But in “historic Durango,” one component of that history is conspicuous...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Earning an A+ in finance

Author Oscar Wilde wrote: “When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.” In a period of handwringing about budget cuts, it’s...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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