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21-year-old county resident killed in accident in N.M.

A 21-year-old La Plata County man active in the Society for Creative Anachronism and Toys for Tots died last week in an automobile accident four miles north of Aztec.Aaron Scott Dwyer, who had...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City reviews design rules

The city's planning department briefed the Durango City Council on Tuesday about the progress of the Established Neighborhood Design Review Program three years after the ordinance was adopted.At a...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas release much higher

A new report on La Plata County greenhouse-gas emissions pegs them about 50 percent higher than previous estimates.The two biggest reasons for the jump were an increase in the estimate of emissions...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local briefs

Chef competition to be at Farmers Market Healthy Lifestyles La Plata, Colorado State University Extension of La Plata County and the Durango Farmers Market will host the second annual Durango Iron...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iraq beefs up security for churches

BAGHDAD - Iraqi officials tightened security around churches in Baghdad and in two mostly Christian towns on Monday and braced for possible violence this weekend when huge crowds visit a holy...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boil it up

The smell of tomatoes permeates the room at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building as 15 unsure participants put their newfound canning knowledge into practice Monday night."Is the...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

NCAR improving forecasts for oceanic flights

BOULDER - Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research are working on a system that aims to provide pilots of transoceanic flights more precise information about turbulence and storms...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law officers arrest five at DUI checkpoint

A sobriety checkpoint resulted in five drunken driving arrests Saturday night in Durango.The checkpoint was set up from 7 p.m. to midnight outside the Colorado State Patrol offices on U.S. Highway...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing agency director to resign

Kim Welty will resign as executive director of Housing Solutions for the Southwest after four years of service with the organization.Welty's role never was a permanent position, but she has done a...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez slaying suspect gets his bond reduced

Bond has been reduced from $500,000 to $25,000 for the Montezuma County man charged with the second-degree murder of his father and decapitating and dismembering the body.Jeremiah Raymond Berry,...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Audit confirms PERA troubles

DENVER - Auditors of the state employee retirement fund delivered bad - but not surprising - news on the system's solvency Monday.The Public Employees Retirement Association lost $12.3 billion from...

DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: July 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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