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Forging iron

Gaige Sippy has checked the reports for Memorial Day weather in the Durango area every day for the last 30 days. The race director of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic knows that rain is likely this...

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bibliophile

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter's car ideas get some validation

DENVER - Gov. Bill Ritter already had called for a clean-car standard for Colorado when President Barack Obama announced his national plan Tuesday.And while Ritter offered praise for the Obama...

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Little green thumbs

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City seeks cash to hire more crossing guards

Summer's here but Durango's crossing guards might be in store for some added relief.At Tuesday's meeting, the Durango City Council moved along a measure that would tack on a $5 surcharge to fines...

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

School head resigns

Judy Wilkie, principal of Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School, has submitted her resignation effective June 12.Wilkie has been principal of Fort Lewis Mesa since 2007. Before that, she was principal...

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Return of the elk

Elk grazing in the Animas Valley has become such a familiar sight that it's easy to take it for granted, but that wasn't always the case, said Patt Dorsey, area manager for the Colorado Division of...

DATE: May 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs, May 19, 2009

Cemetery group to hold annual meeting Saturday The Florida Cemetery Association will hold its annual business meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Baptist church next to the cemetery on County Road...

DATE: May 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gearing up

DATE: May 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landscape Arch wins tale of the tape

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah state geologists and a group of intrepid volunteers say they've finally answered a nagging geological question: What's the longest natural arch in the world?The answer, they...

DATE: May 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pit bulls maul woman outside neighbor's home

A Cortez woman received severe injuries last week after being attacked by two pit bulls while on a neighbor's property.Nancy Thomas was hospitalized Wednesday morning for treatment of major flesh...

DATE: May 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearing set for teenager in school shooting threat

A preliminary hearing has been set for a former Dove Creek High School student who allegedly threatened to "shoot up" the school in April.David Taylor, 16, is scheduled to appear in juvenile court...

DATE: May 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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