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Jury finds man guilty of 14 burglaries

A jury convicted a Cortez man on Thursday of 14 counts of felony burglary for his involvement in a series of home invasions that occurred last year in La Plata County.Mark Suer, 36, showed no...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency offers home-repair loans to qualifying families in need

Qualifying homeowners in need of winter repairs can take advantage of 2 percent interest rates for loans up to $25,000 through a program offered by a local nonprofit organization.Housing Solutions...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit helps new influx of homeowners facing foreclosure

While the economic sector erodes, one local corporation has experienced steady growth and a rush of new clients for a specific service - foreclosure-prevention counseling.To help deal with the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colleagues praise Salazar at hearing

Ken Salazar's confirmation hearing Thursday might be the easiest part of his new job as secretary of the Interior Department.Although he still needs Senate confirmation to the post, the Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy surgeon takes top honor

Durango orthopedic surgeon Richard Lawton is the 2008 Durango Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.The Mayo Clinic-trained doctor was recognized for his leadership as chief of surgery at Mercy...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado swears in Buescher

DENVER - Democrat Bernie Buescher was sworn in as secretary of state Wednesday, hours after the state Senate unanimously backed his appointment.Gov. Bill Ritter appointed Buescher to replace...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police investigating man's shooting death in Ignacio

A man who died in Ignacio early in the morning on New Year's Day was slain, police say.Larry John Fuller, 49, a La Plata County resident, died from a gunshot wound, according to autopsy...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire damages pastor's house

A two-story house belonging to a local pastor sustained severe damage Wednesday morning in a fire that preliminary estimates say caused $300,000 to $400,000 in damage.The fire began shortly after 7...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second case of pertussis reported

Durango School District 9-R on Wednesday reported its second case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The disease was diagnosed in a student at Miller Middle School.The Miller student as...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups' car bill may raise cost of registration

DENVER - Car-registration fees would increase an average of $42 a year to pay for road maintenance under a plan unveiled Wednesday by a coalition of Democrats, business groups and construction...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fee for police narrowly survives

DENVER - Many lawmakers are reluctant to raise car-registration fees even a few cents, as members of the House Finance Committee demonstrated Wednesday.The panel approved 6-5 a 35-cent fee increase...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News