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Tensions high over plans for uranium mill

PARADOX - Frank Schneider can sit in his living room and look out over his field of triticale - a barley and wheat hybrid - and see the herds of deer that munch on the crops. The view to the east...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keeping tabs on Narraguinnep Fire

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire grows southeast of Dove Creek

The Narraguinnep Fire, 12 miles southeast of Dove Creek, grew to about 5,000 acres Sunday, creating heavy smoke that temporarily blanketed much of Southwest Colorado.Firefighters were able to keep...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fair finale

The 2009 La Plata County Fair went out with a squeal.Sunday, the last day of the fair, brought the annual Catch-It Contest, in which youngsters who are able to capture livestock in a pen get to...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears shot after woman found dead

Officials from the Colorado Division of Wildlife are assisting the Ouray County Sheriff's Department in the investigation of the death of a 74-year-old woman who was found outside her Ouray home...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coloradans grapple with promise, threat of uranium

Editor's note: Starting today, The Durango Herald looks at plans to open a uranium mill between Durango and Grand Junction, outside Naturita. If approved, it would be one of only two uranium mills...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manson follower set to be paroled

HOUSTON - The Charles Manson follower convicted of attempting to assassinate President Gerald Ford is set to be released from a federal prison in Texas later this month after serving more than 30...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local graduates from military training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Caleb B. Roe graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.The airman completed an eight-week program that included training...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town ceases to exist after Superfund cleanup

URAVAN - The sign outside Naturita reads "Uravan 15."The town still appears on official Colorado maps. But 15 miles north of Naturita, there's no sign on the road and few clues this once was a...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mill will control pollution, company says

Energy Fuels officials say they can build and operate the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill with minimal impact on the environment. Opponents aren't so sure.The debate remains theoretical for the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

A little air time

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek blaze growing

A fire burning near the Dolores River about five miles east of Dove Creek grew to almost 1,000 acres by Saturday evening.The Narraguinnep Fire started Friday afternoon and was estimated at just...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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