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WATER: Southwestern Water Conservation District board members have approved a $100,000 grant to further a long standing project to bring drinking water to the Dryside, as southwestern La Plata County is known.The grant, which was approved Monday, will pay for the pursuit of permits, environmental...
10/11/2007
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IGNACIO: Ignacio is experiencing a period of economic growth unlike anything in recent memory. Revenue from local sales tax soared 26 percent from 1995 to 2005 and property tax revenue rose 26 percent as well. A variety of new businesses have opened their doors on Ignacio's main Goddard Avenue, a...
10/10/2007
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DIVERSE DURANGO: This past weekend the Durango Cowboy Gathering filled the Diamond Circle Theater and the Abby Theater with cowboy poetry and songs. Highlighting the event was a motorless parade and a Horse Exposition. Cowboys and cowgirls were everywhere.At the same time, Saturday night Durango ...
10/09/2007
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Does lowering the thermostat at night mean that it takes more energy to reheat the house each morning?According to the La Plata Electric Association, it is a myth that it takes as much energy to reheat a house in the morning as was saved during the temperature setback period overnight. The amount...
10/05/2007
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ECONOMY: Deborah Walker, Associate Professsor of Economics and co-director of the Office of Economic Analysis and Business Research at Fort Lewis College, says our local economy continues to look good despite what we hear from some economists regarding the national credit crunch caused by problem...
10/05/2007
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PURGATORY: Discriminating customers may be on the horizon for Durango Mountain Resort. Purgatory has been selected as one of the top 20 resorts in North America in the December 2006 edition of Conde' Nast Traveler.The list was selected by readers who were invited to evaluate 104 North American sk...
10/02/2007
HOW MUCH HOME CAN YOU AFFORD? There are two ways to determine how much you can afford to spend on a home. You can calculate a general estimate for what you may be able to afford, or you can work with your banker, lender or realtor to be preapproved for a specific loan amount. Here, you can make t...
09/25/2007
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CONSERVATION: Private U.S. landowners have set aside land comparable in acreage to the state of Georgia for conservation purposes.A new tally of U.S. private land conservation efforts finds a boom in the number of smaller, local land trusts, particularly in the West, seeking to compensate for the...
09/24/2007
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WILDLIFE: According to a recently released insurance survey, collisions between automobiles and deer is an increasing problem on U.S. roads. Deer related car crashes, including wrecks involving elk and moose, are up almost six percent compared to last year's deer season.Deer collisions become mor...
09/23/2007
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PRICING: One of the more difficult things in working with a homeowner in the marketing of their property is arriving a proper offering price for the home. It's hard, and sometimes impossible, for the owner of a home to emotionally detached him or herself from the years of memories, personal exper...
09/23/2007
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