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Today's Railfest Schedule 6 a.m. NARCOA depart Silverton.8:25 a.m. E&P4 photo excursion from Durango to Silverton one way. This trip will be packed with photo opportunities. Bus transportation...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Humane Society to reduce adoption fees The La Plata County Humane Society will commemorate National Homeless Animal Day on Saturday. Humane societies, shelters and rescue groups across the country...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama seeks to block forest road building

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it will defend a 2001 rule imposed by President Bill Clinton that blocked road construction and other development on tens of millions of acres of remote...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low flow affecting business

Abnormally low flows in the Animas River are forcing some area rafting companies to end their seasons early.The river flow measured 226 cubic feet per second Thursday, less than half the mean...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-Montezuma deputy hears charges

A former Montezuma County Sheriff's Office deputy has been advised in court on a half dozen criminal counts he faces relating to providing narcotics to jail inmates.Craig James Morrison, of Cortez,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pension officials to hold meeting

Public employees and retirees will have a chance Wednesday to share their thoughts about the state's troubled pension plan.Officials from the Public Employees Retirement Association have scheduled...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

770 gas wells clear hurdle

A government study that analyzed the possible impacts of 770 additional coal-bed methane wells on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe reservation in the next two decades concluded there would be no...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems plan tactics in West

DENVER - Rule No. 1 for the successful Western politician: Hair matters.Not long, hippie hair, or Donald Trump-style pompadours. Think buzz cuts, like the one worn by Jon Tester, Montana's junior...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chimney Rock may see monument status

CHIMNEY ROCK - A push is under way to elevate Chimney Rock, inhabited 1,000 years ago by the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians, to the status of a national monument, a designation it is hoped...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Briefs

Rose Society to meet Sunday for information The Four Corners Rose Society meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday after a potluck lunch at the home of Don and Shirley Spangsberg, 2910 Cedar Ave....

DATE: Aug. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials name ex-Clinton aid in prison smuggling case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A former top aide to Bill Clinton when he was Arkansas governor was charged Wednesday with trying to smuggle a knife and 48 tattoo needles onto the state's death row.Betsey...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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