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Police arrest burglary suspect

A Durango man was arrested Friday on suspicion of breaking into several downtown businesses earlier this week - his second arrest for burglary within a month.Brant Overbee, 31, was being held...

DATE: March 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

County wants to monitor air quality

La Plata County officials, concerned about the growing pollution risk in the area, this week took steps to assume air-quality monitoring duties currently handled by the San Juan Basin Health...

DATE: March 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency releases photograph of Wells Fargo robbery suspect

Federal officials on Friday released photographs and a sketch of the man suspected of robbing the Wells Fargo Bank branch earlier this week in Ignacio.The suspect was described as a tanned white...

DATE: March 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

'Value engineering' keeps county jail under budget

The $17 million expansion of the La Plata County Jail was completed last month for $1.3 million under budget thanks in part to what county officials call "value engineering."In simple terms, value...

DATE: March 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies in accident near Aztec

A Durango man died Friday in a freak automobile accident north of Aztec.Ron Newton, 44, an employee of Brainstorm Internet, was pronounced dead at the scene after a tire smashed into the windshield...

DATE: March 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

House passes gas, oil rules

DENVER - The House approved Colorado's new gas and oil rules Friday in a lopsided vote that didn't reflect the acrimony surrounding the issue.House Bill 1292 passed on a 50-12 vote because it...

DATE: March 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

LeBlanc: no layoffs this year

Durango city employees won't lose their jobs this year despite a possible $400,000 budget shortfall, but their boss wants to hear their ideas on where to find the money.City Manager Ron LeBlanc...

DATE: March 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Show of hands

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sustainability forum attracts residents, government leaders

If only the positive energy on display at Thursday night's sustainability dialogue could power a combustion engine.About 75 people came to the first La Plata Sustainability Forum at the Durango...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

'Watch the Lamb'

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Space station survives near hit by flying debris

WASHINGTON - The near-hit of space junk Thursday was a warning shot fired across the bow of the international space station, experts said. There's likely more to come in the future.With less than...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest one suspect for theft at coffee shop

A Bayfield man has been arrested in connection with stealing cash and a laptop from another man at a Durango coffee shop.The incident happened at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday at Durango Joe's, 732 E. College...

DATE: March 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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