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DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man issued restraining order

A Bayfield man suspected of running bicyclists off the road with his pickup had a permanent restraining order placed against him Tuesday in La Plata County Court.The restraining order prohibits...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear breaks into home, attacks woman

DENVER - Wildlife officers are looking for a bear that forced its way into a home and attacked the homeowner, and may have been behind other break-ins in the Aspen area this summer.The unidentified...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Financial reckoning looms in future for colleges

DENVER - Colorado colleges escaped the brunt of Tuesday's state budget cuts, although future years don't look as promising.On paper, colleges are taking an $81 million cut in the plan Gov. Bill...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council backs design rules

The Durango City Council engaged in a role-playing exercise Tuesday night, and heard a variance appeal from a local business owner, an awkward task for elected officials and one typically reserved...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ritter announces $320M in new cuts

DENVER - Doctors, care providers and their low-income patients will feel the effects of the latest cuts announced by Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday.The state work force will shrink by 267 jobs....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gearing up for opening day

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local briefs

City of Durango announces closures The city of Durango announces the following road construction and closures for this week:El Paso Street between Roosa and Eastlawn remains closed for curb, gutter...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire breaks out north of Hermosa

Smoke was visible in the North Animas Valley on Monday as firefighters began battling a 3-acre wildfire north of Hermosa.Kathryn Mount, the initial attack dispatcher at the Interagency Fire...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man twitters critique of health-care bill

If the health-care town halls of recent weeks are tinderboxes fueled by mass talking points, then a good portion of the paper kindling was supplied by a guy who has dubbed himself Fleckman.One...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitehead sworn in as new state senator

DENVER - There's something familiar about Southwest Colorado's newest senator.He's a Democrat. A water expert. Wears cowboy boots. He even lives in the little hamlet of Hesperus.All those traits...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-fugitive gets 2 years in federal prison

A Durango fugitive who posted a $1 million bail and skipped town was sentenced Monday to two years and one day in federal prison.Javier Mujica, 44, pleaded guilty to two felonies: identity theft...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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