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Latest parking plan? You’ll pay more for pass

In December 2010, the City Council’s decision to promote alternative modes of transportation by increasing the price of parking permits went almost unnoticed. But since it went into effect two...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big-hearted lawyers?

During the long winter, 74-year-old Pagosa Springs resident Kent Schafer began thinking about his own mortality.He decided it was time to draw up a will that would guide what happens to his estate...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

New law targets towing safety

DENVER – As of Friday, drivers now risk a ticket if they don’t slow down or move over a lane for tow trucks parked on the side of the road.Drivers already had to move over for parked emergency...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ozone alert issued for S.W. Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an ozone alert Friday for La Plata and Montezuma counties.“The alert doesn’t mean the ozone level exceeds the standard of 75 parts...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hurts so good

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen faces charges in 98-mph rollover

An 18-year-old man is set to appear this month in District Court in La Plata County on suspicion of driving 98 mph while drunk on East Animas Road (County Road 250).He crashed, injuring himself and...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Fire & RescueThursday 6:24 a.m. Medics from the downtown fire station responded to someone experiencing chest pain.8:25 a.m. Someone reported smoke near Elmore’s Corner, Colorado Highway...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife invasion shocks

A nosy raccoon was electrocuted Thursday night when it touched a charged element at the La Plata Electric Association substation in Bodo Park.The ensuing power outage affected 536 LPEA customers...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Extreme horse makeover

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth of July schedule

A list of area events scheduled for Monday:Durango7:30-10:30 a.m. Rotary Club of Durango’s All-American Gourmet Breakfast, Rotary Park, behind the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031, 1550 Main...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescuers pull 3 people from Cascade Creek

Rescue workers used ropes and pulleys Friday afternoon to rescue three people who became stranded in the frigid waters of Cascade Creek in San Juan County.The incident was reported about 3:30 p.m....

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census report details housing, economic crash in county

Anyone who runs a business or works for one knows 2009 was a very rough year.Census numbers released Thursday show just how rough it was: La Plata County workers lost more than $66 million in...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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