Commuters use different coping methods during Florida Road wait

As far as the eye could see, cars, trucks and motorcycles were splayed end-to-end near the edge of town on Florida Road and East Animas Road on Wednesday afternoon.Waits at the city's construction...

DATE: July 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar: Chimney Rock needs to become national monument

Chimney Rock Archaeological Area is a national treasure, but Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, thinks the area deserves greater status."I am very supportive of creating a national monument for Chimney...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rec plans move ahead

MARVEL - Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District trustees have pledged $25,000 toward hiring a consultant to produce a recreation plan for a regional playground at Lake Nighthorse.The action,...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chrysler, GM owners feel bankruptcy

The trickledown from the bankruptcy of two of the country's largest automakers continues to be felt here, though local auto dealers are optimistic that the lingering problems are being...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House health-care plan would increase taxes on rich to 20-year high

WASHINGTON - House Democrats scrambling for ways to pay for overhauling health care would raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans to levels not seen since the 1980s, breaking one of President...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Airport announces construction project The Durango-La Plata County Airport started construction on the general aviation parking apron rehabilitation project this week. The first phase will...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners won't back fracing bill

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted against a resolution to support federal regulation of chemicals used by the gas and oil industry to fracture rock formations in the drilling of...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paving starts at Florida-East Animas

Forty-minute delays have been reported at the Florida Road-East Animas Road construction project, where the city of Durango is installing traffic lights and widening lanes at the three-way...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camp isolates 68 found with flu

An outbreak of a flu-like illness has been reported at summer camp Kanakuk Colorado near Bayfield.According to a report released by the San Juan Basin Health Department, 68 people are being treated...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes homeowners group folds

The Forest Lakes Property Owners Association has dissolved after several years of legal strife, leaving no one in charge to enforce the subdivision's covenants.In a July 3 letter to property...

DATE: July 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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