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She always gets her lamb

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire guts Breen house

BREEN – A fire of undetermined origin gutted a house Monday evening near Breen.The front of the house, a one-story structure with a finished attic, was left standing. But the interior and all the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash flooding possible

A flash-flood watch is in effect until midnight for La Plata and Archuleta counties.“The majority of the rain is expected east of Wolf Creek Pass and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,” National...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flags at half-staff to honor soldier

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags on all public buildings statewide to be flown at half-staff Friday in honor of Sgt. Mark Cofield, who died in Baghdad, Iraq, according to a news release on the...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire kills power near DMR

A fire near Cascade Village, just past Durango Mountain Resort, burned through a power line, causing a large power outage Saturday evening.Durango Fire & Rescue Authority responded to the fire,...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

School board elections will begin Wednesday

Wednesday is the first day that prospective school board candidates can start to circulate petitions to get on the ballot in November.A total of 11 seats are up for re-election in the three school...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commuter headaches? Stretch near school will be safer

The lane closures on Colorado Highway 172 that have slowed commuters for the last two weeks aren’t going away anytime soon.The four-mile stretch from Elmore’s Corner to County Road 222 will be...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trail to make connection

Trail users who travel west from downtown Durango will have a new connection to look forward to this fall.Construction has begun on the trail that will link future Twin Buttes residents and...

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bye-bye ‘Bridge of Consciousness'

Alden Cooper removes the lettering for the “Bridge of Consciousness,” an art installation created by Jeff Madeen and Elizabeth Somers. Cooper, who also installed the display, said, “Hanging under the bridge was fun the first time; the second time, not so much.”

DATE: July 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Perry draws crowd on Romney’s turf

DENVER – Texas Gov. Rick Perry sounded very much like a presidential candidate Friday night when he blasted President Barack Obama in front of a crowd of nearly 900 conservatives.In a Gallup poll...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small dog almost mountain lion meal

The expression “you lucky dog” has special meaning for a Bayfield couple.Their 4-month-old miniature pinscher, Mala, survived being abducted by a mountain lion while they were camping at Navajo...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ruling could remake state education funding

DENVER – The most powerful person in Colorado is not Gov. John Hickenlooper, CEO of the state.It’s not Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who controls millions of acres of public lands.For the next...

DATE: July 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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