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Judging sweet stuff is serious business County fair offers 103 categories for baked goods

Sure the La Plata County Fair has fun rides, cute animals and amusing activities. But for a select few, the fair is downright delicious.Enter the judges who sample dozens of homemade sweets in an...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Romanoff lends support to Bennet

DENVER – Andrew Romanoff descended the Capitol steps Thursday and stood before 300 cheering Democrats.“I accept your nomination. …Sorry, wrong speech,” Romanoff said, tucking a piece of paper into...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Freedom:‘How easy to lose’

Freedom can be lost in virtually no time, says a Durango man who saw it happen 50 years ago today with the construction of the Berlin Wall.“It takes only one night to cut a city in half. This is...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newspaper racks stolen

The Durango Herald has experienced a rash of newspaper rack thefts this summer in La Plata County.Seven newspaper stands have been stolen between June 13 and Tuesday, said Julio Goicoechea, the...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildcat mine back on path to permit

DENVER – Mining regulators have withdrawn their bid to seize a $56,000 bond from a California company because of violations at its La Plata Canyon mines.Wildcat Mining Corp. is now cooperating with...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Livestock get gussied up for fair

She was sitting in the bleachers in the La Plata County Fairgrounds Pavilion Wednesday – the first day of the county fair – wistfully watching 4-H members and parents spread sawdust on the floor of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceWednesday12:57 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 1200 block of Florida Road.4:24 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the lower 100 block of Maple Drive.Tuesday7:17 a.m. Someone...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescuers look for lost bikers

Area search and rescue crews were trying to get warm clothes to two bicyclists caught in the high country Wednesday night.“This is a life-and-death situation,” Butch Knowlton, La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art piece with upside-down flag sparks debate on Main

An art installation on Main Avenue that includes an upside-down American flag is drawing the ire of some passers-by. But the artist responsible for the piece says the message is about distress, not...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local students’ CSAP scores mixed

Scores from the Colorado Student Achievement Program show Durango-area students again outperformed state averages in every subject, but school district officials say work remains in overcoming a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group: Multiple sources create haze

The cumulative effect of energy development in the San Juan Basin becomes apparent flying at 8,000 feet in altitude.Hundreds of gas wells and roads accessing the wells are visible from the air –...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP faces historic upset

DENVER – Colorado Republicans spent Wednesday pondering a historic upset of the party’s power structure by tea party-backed insurgents in Tuesday night’s primary.Six-term Congressman Scott McInnis...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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