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

'Red Fire' burns 5 acres

Herald Staff ReportU.S. Forest Service crews were monitoring a small wildfire Wednesday that started in an area burned by the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002.The new fire, called the Red Fire, is...

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

Twin Buttes developers fill in blanks

Developers of the Twin Buttes subdivision moved one step closer to submitting their preliminary concept plan to the city of Durango's Planning and Community Development Department on...

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

Volunteers seek help reducing greenhouse gases

A plan to reduce greenhouse gases in La Plata County devised by more than 200 volunteers in just short of a year is ready for its first public viewing and critique.The first phase of the Climate...

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

El Pomar awards grants to local groups

Pointing to the economic downturn that has led to greater demands on nonprofits, El Pomar Foundation awarded grants to three local groups Tuesday.The United Way of Southwest Colorado, the Durango...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC foundation nears fundraising goal

The Fort Lewis College Foundation has raised $4.5 million of a $5 million goal to finish construction and renovation of the student union building.The $37.5 million renovation and expansion of the...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council cancels weekly meeting

For the first time in recent memory, the Durango City Council canceled a regular meeting for lack of a quorum. But it didn't need to.Only two of five council members - councilors Christina Thompson...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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