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Kayaker drowns in Mineral Creek

A 26-year-old kayaker drowned Saturday afternoon in South Mineral Creek in San Juan County, said San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler.Kevin Bair of Phoenix got caught in Caldron Rapids, Metzler...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Helping hands

Editor’s note: Fort Lewis College alumni Gavin Wisdom, a former intern with The Durango Herald, went to Japan after his May graduation to aid in the recovery. This is the first of periodic...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The aftermath up close

It’s 7 a.m., and loudspeakers throughout Ishinomaki ring a sing-song tune that echoes off the soft, green hillsides and the slow-flowing river.I’m awake and making morning coffee with a few other...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport nabs grant to study eagle danger

The golden eagles nesting near the Durango-La Plata County Airport love to swoop across the field – at speeds of up to 150 mph – capturing and eating prairie dogs. The breathtaking birds are bigger...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 injured in double rollover on Main

Three people were injured Tuesday in a double-rollover crash at 32nd Street and Main Avenue.The crash occurred at 2:14 p.m. when a driver in a silver 1996 GMC pickup failed to stop at a red light...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Shaffer to challenge U.S. Rep. Gardner

LONGMONT – Brandon Shaffer plans to remain president of the Colorado Senate while he challenges Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner next year.The Democrat said Tuesday he decided to run against...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Owners tour homes and cabins in N.M.

LA CUEVA, N.M. – The owners of homes and summer cabins that were destroyed by a massive wildfire that once threatened the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb surveyed the damage to their...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Celebrate freedom

Shouts of “5K for America!” erupted from a sea of red, white and blue top hats and other patriotic garments as onlookers watched a group celebrate the finish of the Freedom 5K run/walk Monday...

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant helps rural health

The San Juan Basin Health Department has received a $50,000 grant through the Colorado Rural Health-Care Grant Program to upgrade services in its dental and reproductive-health programs.“This is an...

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy buys private practice and laboratory

Mercy Regional Medical Center has acquired Southwest Cardiology Associates, a private practice, and Four Corners Regional Heart Institute, a cardiac catheterization laboratory.The acquisitions were...

DATE: July 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy flown out of the backcountry after fall

A boy who fell 100 feet while hiking in the Chicago Basin was flown out of the mountains by helicopter to a hospital Sunday night.Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata County Office of Emergency...

DATE: July 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth of July schedule

A list of area events scheduled for today:Durango7:30-10:30 a.m. Rotary Club of Durango’s All-American Gourmet Breakfast, Rotary Park, behind the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031, 1550 Main...

DATE: July 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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