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Marie Templeton: Life's work is in history

The rock was heavy, Marie Templeton remembers. And it was hot. Really hot, like it contained a tiny sun inside of it.Her husband brought it home from the John Brown uranium mine near Uravan in the...

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

Marie Moore: Farming, ranching came first

Marie Moore lives snug against red sandstone cliffs and grows most of her own food in the Paradox Valley, where crops thrive in the good soils and long summers.Moore's 20-year-old son, Joss Holmes,...

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

Lee Sutherland: Still working, still healthy

MONTROSE - Mining always has been the family business for Lee Sutherland."I've been at it all my life - mining, trucking," the 70-year-old says.Sutherland's girls played on the tailings piles and...

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

Reed Hayes: One false step, 41 years of pain

July 1967. Graveyard shift at the Atlas uranium mill in Moab, Utah. A light bulb is out on the second level over one of the vats of yellowcake - sludge of concentrated uranium ore.Reed Hayes eases...

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

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

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