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Joelle Riddle leaves Democratic Party

La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle, former chairwoman of the La Plata County Democratic Party who won her post in 2006 with party support, switched her affiliation to Independent on...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing woman with Alzheimer's found

Authorities on Thursday evening found a 49-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who went missing from her home about 12 hours earlier.According to a news release from the La Plata County Sheriff's...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Back to the books

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denny's shooter released early

A Durango woman who fired a single gunshot into the ceiling of a Denny's Restaurant last year has been released from prison early to begin serving a five-year probation sentence.Rachel Paige Miller...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sex offender facing 2-4 years in prison

A former Durango man pleaded guilty Thursday to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and attempted enticement of a child.Javier Mujica, 44, a graduate of Fort Lewis College, faces two to four...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar wants health reform, worries about cost

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS - Rep. John Salazar touted the need for health-care reform Thursday and predicted Congress would pass a bill this year.Salazar, D-Manassa, spoke to the Colorado Water Congress and...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Just peachy

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in road rage charged with felonies

A Bayfield man suspected of threatening bicyclists with his pickup was formally charged Thursday in District Court.Todd Grooms, 41, was charged with five counts of felony menacing with a deadly...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Project makes electricity from methane

A pilot project on the Fruitland outcrop has successfully captured meth-ane gas seeping from the ground and converted it into enough electricity to power an average U.S. household for about half a...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas production in county, state falls

Drilling activity across the state has fallen off dramatically from a year ago as the recession continues to depress prices for natural gas, according to a presentation Thursday by state gas and...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power to the people

DATE: Aug. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities seek help locating women with Alzheimer's

Authorities are searching for a 49-year-old woman withAlzheimer's who went missing about 8 a.m. Thursday morning from her home inEnchanted Forest subdivision, northeast of Durango.The La Plata...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News