Nearly 20 years ago, Charles Shaw seized an amazing opportunity. In 1996, he and his wife Lisa bought an abandoned, vacant high school in Durango, Colorado. The 45,000-square-foot building was in poor shape, but its walls were solid brick. Charles saw the potential to make a long-time dream come true: to turn a large building into a mixed-use space that could become a vibrant community. …
A giant Chinese container ship has become the first vessel to move from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via the newly-enlarged Panama Canal.
The ship was greeted with fireworks and cheers from a crowd that had gathered at the Cocoli locks to celebrate.
The Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela, described the waterway as a route that would unite the world. Continue reading