As part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, members of Hillcrest Golf Club’s maintenance crew got soaked by ice water Friday to support their friend and former employee Steve Folk, who suffers from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease). Folk (not pictured) watched as golf course superintendent Ken Kirby used a front end loader to dump the frigid water on, from left to right, Will Herz, Eric Dunn (hidden from view), Peter Dunn, Max Swanson, Chris Balchunas, Tim Cox and Ethan Riser. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

As part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, members of Hillcrest Golf Club’s maintenance crew go...

The Blotter

Most items in this column are taken from logs of calls made to authorities. Their accuracy may not have been verified by an official investigation.

Durango Police


1:03 a.m.
Someone reported hearing loud music and drumming coming from a courtyard in the 3200 block of East Second Avenue.


2:28 p.m.
A man reportedly shoplifted from The Wine Merchant, 1514 Main Ave.
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Local Briefs

Ignacio library announces closure

Ignacio Community Library, 470 Goddard Ave., will celebrate International Observe the Moon Night at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 6.

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Animas City School reunion to be...

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Nation & World Briefs

Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern...

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And the West is History

100 years ago: SUNNYSIDE – “One of the worst wind and rain storms in many years visited our mesa. The rain came down with such force as to beat the alfalfa to the ground and small...

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