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LPEA to issue dividends

La Plata Electric Association is going to return $2.5 million to business and residential customers during the September billing cycle.Customers in La Plata and Archuleta counties who have paid...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton preparing Chimney Rock bill

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said he will soon introduce legislation that would bring Chimney Rock a step closer to becoming a national monument.“A Chimney Rock National Monument would create a win-win...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Please, look into the camera and say, ‘ahh ...’

Thanks to $496,000 in federal money, in just a few years time distant health-care specialists will be able to examine local students right at school using a video link.The two-year grant will fund...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

With security comes safety

Durango may be sleepy by some measures, but it is not immune to crime. And this is why some residents feel compelled to arms themselves – and to learn how to handle a weapon competently.J.D....

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comp plan: Government’s role?

The same controversial questions and concerns about the role of government prevailed in discussion before a full chamber of residents Thursday night as the La Plata County Planning Commission took...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill seeks to remove roadless protections

WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration are at odds over a bill that would remove federal protections for millions of acres of public land and open them up for development...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

College Drive restaurants reopen

Two popular local restaurants have re-opened after being seized for a short time Friday by state officials over tax problems. The Golden Triangle and East By Southwest were closed while the...

DATE: July 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dumping station backs up, spilling sewage

Sewage bubbled over a manhole cover on Wednesday morning near the visitor’s center in Santa Rita Park after it became clogged by pieces of rubber hose from an recreational vehicle using the...

DATE: July 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tricks are for kids

DATE: July 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blotter

Durango PoliceWednesday 12:37 a.m. Extra patrols were directed to the Riverview School and sports complex.1:30 a.m. An individual was arrested after suspicious activity was reported in the 2500...

DATE: July 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County cat positive for plague

A stray cat in Archuleta County has tested positive for plague.No people were infected, the San Juan Basin Health Department said.Plague is a highly contagious bacterial disease transmitted by...

DATE: July 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds take new, fresh look at Colo. uranium mining

DENVER – The federal government is beginning a detailed study of uranium mining in Western Colorado, meeting one of the key demands of environmentalists who had sued over claims of lax oversight by...

DATE: July 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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