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Durango aerospace team takes second

The 14-member Durango High School aerospace design team placed second in the recent International Space Settlement Design Competition at Johnson Space Center in Houston.Six members of the team were...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash law slowly making impact

Trampling car hoods and breaking into houses, bears have been at it again this summer in Durango. But city officials say a new law is doing some good in reducing the food available in town.Bear...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slip slidin’

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stimulus money may save state teaching jobs

DENVER – A $26 billion jobs bill signed this week by President Barack Obama could save 2,600 teaching jobs in Colorado, but Republicans are dubious there are that many teaching jobs on the line...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ariz. fugitive’s accomplice was police informant

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – An Arizona fugitive’s accomplice was acting as a drug mule for a white supremacy group and agreed to become a police informant weeks before she helped him escape from prison,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

County prohibits cars on Smelter Mountain

If you don't think this is possible in Durango, think again. On Monday, the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners approved a request for restricted access to County Road 212 - to the top...

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

Local Briefs

Edible, medicinal plant walk SaturdayAn alpine edible and medicinal plant walk will be held Saturday. For more information, call 759-9287.

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

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday12:34 a.m. Fireworks were being set off along the nature trail leading to Fort Lewis College.12:51 a.m. A disturbance was reported at Budget Inn, 3077 Main Ave.1:55 a.m. A...

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

Wounded Warriors stop in Durango

Norbie Lara met Mike Green in the amputee ward at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2005. Green had just lost his right arm in an IED attack in Samara after only three months in Iraq. A year...

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

The show goes on

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

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

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