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BP removes vehicle logos

The local BP office has stricken the company logo from its vehicle fleet after harassment complaints from employees.Curtis Thomas, local spokesman for BP, the county’s largest gas producer, said...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘God won't abandon us'

In summer, the lower Rio Grande River basin is a sauna – suffocating and strength-sapping.It was no different one day in June 1985 when 17-year-old Mariana Cortes crowded into a tiny compartment...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Why don’t they just get legal?’: State of the law

Shea Fitzekam, the only immigration lawyer in the Four Corners, hears the same thing all the time from people she meets.“The most common thing I hear when I tell people I’m an immigration attorney...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Maes rejects offer to quit Colo. governor’s race

DENVER – Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes rejected an offer Wednesday from former congressman Tom Tancredo for both men to get out of the Colorado governor’s race and let the Republican...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Senate hopefuls argue over Bennet’s votes

DENVER – The Colorado Senate race between Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican rival Ken Buck has turned into a debate over federal spending.A day after an ad accusing Bennet of joining a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Audits give prison where 3 fled high marks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Past audits of the Arizona state prison where three inmates escaped last month gave the facility high marks and revealed few issues with security or staff training, according to...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge cancels sect leader Jeffs’ hearing

SALT LAKE CITY – A judge canceled a scheduled hearing on polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs’ request for a speedy trial.Fifth District Judge James Shumate’s order Wednesday canceling the Aug. 23...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dems OK Ritter's school tax plan

Republicans decried it as a tax increase. A month ago, Gov. Bill Ritter said he wants to repeal a 1993 law that forces down school district mill levies when property values rise. Partly because...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa to lose a City Market

One of two City Markets in Pagosa Springs will close next month because it is no longer profitable, the company said Tuesday.“We plan on serving (Pagosa) for many years to come with just one store...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuesday’s chore: Cleanup from Monday’s rainstorm

A torrential downpour sent mud and rock debris onto city streets and flooded one business.The storm cell passed overhead about 6 p.m. Monday and dumped 1.3 inches of moisture in Durango, said...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

City tweaks rules on medical pot

The Durango City Council took several steps toward conformity with the state’s new marijuana law Tuesday.But Councilor Paul Broderick couldn’t go along with one proposal because he thinks the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fall from horse injures 63-year-old on trail ride

A 63-year-old woman suffered a back injury when she fell from a horse Tuesday on the Pine River Trail in the Weminuche Wilderness.The woman was riding in a group of six when the accident occurred...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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