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County to lose more than $920,000 in revenue

La Plata County’s coffers are feeling the pinch of last year’s falling natural-gas prices.The county will lose more than $920,000 in property-tax revenue because of a 25 percent drop in natural-gas...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Contract outlines perks for cycling pros

The city of Durango will be responsible for providing 75 downtown hotel rooms on a Sunday night, a gala banquet for 300 as well as a lot of trash receptacles, towels and box lunches, but it still...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber falls, dies near top of Windom Peak

A climber fell about 230 feet to his death Sunday afternoon near the top of Windom Peak, a remote area above Chicago Basin in the Weminuche Wilderness north of Durango.The man was identified as...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mudslides hit Weber Fire burn area

Monsoonal rains have triggered ash and water flows along the burned-out perimeter of the Weber Fire southeast of Mancos.An 18-inch wall of water washed through the front yard and foyer of a private...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

River rowdies vex neighbors

Nate Riley, 22, goes inner-tubing on the Animas River about three times a week.After he finishes his morning classes at Fort Lewis College, “it’s burning hot and I want to jump in,” Riley said. “I...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local woman cleans up CR 210

Cameo movie roles to roadside trash collection, Claudia Kanne tackles it all.“I’m impulsive, and I’m obsessive,” Kanne said Monday to explain why she spent Friday and Saturday picking up trash...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceSunday 1:41 p.m. A woman’s neighbor was yelling and screaming from her yard in the 100 block of West Park Avenue.5:05 p.m. A woman was yelling and throwing things against a wall in...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildcat Mining repairs proceed

The new owner of a controversial gold mine complex in La Plata Canyon is pressing ahead with repair work, although the company does not expect to start mining this year.Wildcat Mining Corp. got...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

New mural slated to ride into town

A tightly cropped photograph of a boy gripping the reins of a pony is the next mural for the Everyday convenience store at East Eighth Avenue and College Drive.The image is an homage to “Durango’s...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Living on the edge in Southwest Colorado

A coalition of regional social-service agencies and volunteers will canvass Southwest Colorado next week to evaluate the scope of area homelessness.The Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County,...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Living on the edge in Southwest Colorado

A coalition of regional social-service agencies and volunteers will canvass Southwest Colorado next week to evaluate the scope of area homelessness.The Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County,...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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