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Young bear seen near downtown park

A young bear turned numerous heads Friday as it crossed Camino del Rio from somewhere along the Animas River near 12th Street, cut up to Main Avenue and startled youngsters in Buckley Park.It took...

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bike to Work day to be held Wednesday Bike to Work day will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday on the south end of the 900 block of Main Avenue in front of Steaming Bean. Riders or walkers...

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man, 85, shoots himself near river

An 85-year-old man killed himself with a handgun in a small patch of brush near the Animas River on Friday afternoon.The man's identity was not released by the Durango Police Department on Friday...

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department confirms 45 cases of pertussis

La Plata County has recorded 45 confirmed cases of pertussis, also called whooping cough, since Jan. 1, a news release from the San Juan Basin Health Department said Friday. The rate of almost two...

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pipeline back in operation

A natural-gas processing plant south of Elmore's Corner is back in working order after a pipeline ruptured June 3.The Williams Partners LP pipeline was repaired on Friday. The cost was estimated at...

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police deny wrongdoing

About 15 peace officers attended a court hearing last week for a fellow officer accused of domestic violence, but the Durango Police Department said no policies or codes were violated.Most officers...

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected trafficker found dead

Steven L. Shrader, 56, a Santa Fe, N.M., resident who faced charges in trafficking stolen Native American artifacts, died Friday at 2:18 a.m. after shooting himself twice in the chest near a public...

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lady luck

DATE: June 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

An airman's best friend

By Air Force Senior Airman John C. Silvia's duties include training, discipline and most important, for the son of Bayfield resident Zurina Corcorran, getting attacked by dogs.Silvia, 22, is...

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local briefs

Namaste center to hold service in Bayfield Namaste, Center of Spiritual Oneness will hold an educational service at 11 a.m. Sunday at 97 North St. in Bayfield.Karen Kauffman, who recently returned...

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weed removal

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keresey to stay at Durango High

Protests by parents, students and colleagues may have saved the job of Sheldon Keresey, the Durango High School athletic and activities director who had been included in a round of layoffs.Durango...

DATE: June 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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