Pro cycling tour returns to Colorado

DENVER – Top-level international bicycle racing will return to Colorado next summer after a 23-year hiatus.Tour de France legend Lance Armstrong announced Wednesday that a seven-day race, called...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton criticizes state move on overseas military voting

DENVER – State Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, is criticizing a request by the Colorado secretary of state to seek a partial waiver from a military voting-rights law.Secretary of State Bernie Buescher...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Garcia death probe ongoing investigation could take months

It could take several weeks, if not months, before authorities reach a conclusion about the shooting death of Durango man Ted Garcia, an investigator said Wednesday.“We are still working our way...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill: Feds would aid tuition waiver

U.S. Rep. John Salazar has introduced legislation that would provide funding for Fort Lewis College’s Native American tuition-waiver program.Passage of the bill would help ease Colorado’s budget...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

City mulls more chemical-free parks

The city is ready to stop using fertilizers and weed killers in two city parks, but only if no legitimate opposition comes forward first.After several months of study and public meetings, the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency to tackle drilling pollution

DENVER – The federal Environmental Protection Agency plans to rewrite its rules for air pollution from gas and oil drilling in response to a lawsuit from the San Juan Citizens Alliance.EPA...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates for attorney general take debate to airwaves

DENVER – Colorado’s attorney general candidates differed on marijuana and consumer protection in a radio debate Tuesday.Attorney General John Suthers, a Republican, said the state constitution’s...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango revises marijuana rules

The Durango City Council gave final approval to revisions to the city’s medical marijuana law Tuesday, banning commercial grow operations and significantly raising the cost to get a business...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cannon confiscated; 4 teens suspected in prank firing

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has confiscated a homemade cannon that four teenage boys allegedly fired last month at a bicyclist.

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday12:20 a.m. An assault was reported in the west 200 block of College Drive.2:54 a.m. A drunken person was causing problems at Florida Road and North College Drive.Monday11:01...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rainstorms may just keep on coming

Forecasts for heavy rains and flash-flood watches and warnings will probably last into next week. “We haven’t had a good monsoon season for a few years,” said meteorologist Mike Chamberlain with...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus man gets prison for sex assault

A Hesperus man who sexually assaulted a child was sentenced Monday to six years in prison. But he likely will serve as little as six months behind bars with good behavior.Peter Hess, 31, was facing...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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