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DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Thursday 12:16 a.m. Someone complained of loud leaf blowers at north City Market, 3130 Main Ave. Wednesday 8:39 a.m. Someone found a wallet on the sidewalk in the 600 block of Main...

DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cinder’s nose finds bad trip

Tiffany Mapel took the call on her way back from Dolores. She heard the voice of her husband, Frank, before the call quickly was lost. Something about Cinder going to the vet. When Mapel arrived at...

DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

No snow, weak flow lowers hope

An anemic snowpack in the southern San Juan Mountains this past winter is going to leave Southwest Colorado and the Upper Rio Grande basin to the east with stream flows well below average, the...

DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton amendment could help airport

WASHINGTON – Rural airports such as Durango and Gunnison might receive a boost in equipment spending thanks to a bill passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple accuses bakery of gay discrimination for wedding cake refusal

DENVER – A gay couple is pursuing a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery, saying the business refused them a wedding cake to honor their Massachusetts ceremony and alleging that the...

DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribe seeks to expand shale-oil drilling

Texas-based Swift Energy isn’t the only company chasing the lure of the Mancos Shale in La Plata County. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe-owned Red Willow Production Co. drilled one well into the...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor stays green

DENVER – Rural utilities will need to double their renewable-energy usage under a law signed Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper’s signature on Senate Bill 252 put to an end, for the...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighter fly-in

The annual fly-in at the Durango air-tanker base Tuesday brought federal, state, local and tribal ground and aerial wildland firefighters together for a get-to-know-you session The stars of the...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

In daylight, train riders see full moon

More than a dozen revelers who welcomed returning passengers on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with bare butts and full frontal nudity last month irked a tourist and drew warnings...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 12:34 a.m. A man was refusing to pay his bill at Denny’s Restaurant, 666 Camino del Rio. Police made an arrest. Tuesday 8:27 a.m. A break-in was reported overnight at the...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmaker extols school-finance reform

For state Sen. Mike Johnston, school isn’t out for summer. On Tuesday, the Denver Democrat made an exhaustive tour of Durango – the first of many stops on his drive back to Denver – where he made a...

DATE: June 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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