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Only jurors will see tapes of housesitter

When the trial for a man accused of surreptitiously videotaping his housesitter begins Oct. 3, video clips will be visible only to jurors via television, 6th Judicial District Judge David Dickinson...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

No good news for Colorado economy

The odds we’re heading into a double-dip recession are rising fast, state and national economists say.Alexandra Hall, chief economist with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, said this...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don’t take magic mushrooms traveling

It sounds more like a movie premise than an 11-year legal saga: a driver with a cooler full of psychedelic mushrooms is foiled by a police ruse involving two phony traffic signs warning about...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos festival takes flight

MANCOS – The balloon festival here creates a flurry every year, but it's not just bystanders clamoring for a ride – the pilots who operate the aircraft are also fighting for a spot. With five...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceWednesday 8:34 a.m. Someone reported that a driver in a red Pontiac SUV backed into his or her vehicle and left.9:18 a.m. A woman was reported asking customers for money at Oscar’s...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The answer is blowing in the wind

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning Commission decides to simplify comprehensive plan

The county’s comprehensive plan likely will shed hundreds of pages before it is adopted early next year, planning commissioners decided Thursday.“I really like where this is going,” said Planning...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall: Pakistan plays both sides in terrorism fight

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., on Thursday questioned Pakistan’s motives in the war or terror during a meeting of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.“At times, it appears like...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Working vets face homelessness

Handyman and Vietnam War veteran Chuck Oglesby works all he can and stays away from drugs and alcohol. He also is homeless.“A lot of veterans housing is designed for guys with substance-abuse...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango recycling center overloaded

An emergency-response official with the Environmental Protection Agency was concerned by some of her observations during an inspection this week at the Durango Recycling Center.Joyce Ackerman said...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

FAA probes plane at roundup

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why a private plane was flying low over the corrals where wild horses were being rounded up Sept. 16 in the Spring Creek Basin in San Miguel...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Patrol honors actions of six men

Jeremy Moseley and his brother-in-law were driving to Cortez on U.S. Highway 160 when they saw smoke on the horizon.Judging from the dark color, Moseley knew it couldn’t be a wildfire. A line of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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