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DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lodge helps sweat out alcohol abuse

CORTEZ - Ute Mountain Ute Drug and Alcohol Services is going back to its roots to combat rising alcohol abuse in Towaoc.Counselor Katheryn Jacket helped implement traditional sweat lodges as an...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utility unveils its plans for big wind project

DENVER - The utility that supplies electricity to Southwest Colorado announced its first major wind project Monday in a ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol.Gov. Bill Ritter welcomed the move...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect leads authorities on 60-mile chase

A high-speed chase took law-enforcement officers into Archuleta County after an armed robber allegedly held up the Best Western Durango Inn on U.S. Highway 160 on Monday. The suspect was captured...

DATE: July 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cities confronting 'ghostboxes' as retailers cut back

BISMARCK, N.D. - Hundreds of anxious shoppers watched as city officials used power saws to cut 2-by-4s during Home Depot Inc.'s ribbon-cutting ceremony for its 102,700-square-foot building center...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

County seeking input on purchasing policies La Plata County commissioners are seeking public input on local and environmental purchasing policies through an online survey.The county offers a 2...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

"Fore!"

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free sports camp planned for youths

A Durango man plans to hold a free sports camp at Fort Lewis College for local children, after a controversy in Durango School District 9-R regarding for-profit sports camps.The camp, set for July...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

DOW officials inspect boats for mussels

VALLECITO - The denizens of Navajo Lake likely have no idea how close they came to obliteration at the hands of European invaders.Clusters of quagga mussels, native to the Caspian and Black seas in...

DATE: July 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrating with a bang

Meandering toward Main Avenue on the Fourth of July, a wanderer passes through the perfume of barbecued spare ribs, then slow-smoked brisket, then Rock Cornish Game Hen, then all at once.Booths...

DATE: July 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Light backpacking next step after day hikes

Many of us moved to Southwest Colorado for the wonderful climate, people and abundant public lands. That's why Colorado folks are the thinnest in the nation - we're outdoorsy types who prefer to...

DATE: July 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senior Center Calendar

Durango/La Plata Senior Center 2424 Main Ave., 382-6428Daily: Billiards, reading, darts, TV, meal.Monday: Watch Your Step exercise, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; recreational duplicate bridge, 12:30...

DATE: July 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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