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Crown jewel in peril

Scott Travis stepped delicately around the ruins of Cliff Palace, his eyes deftly scanning the sandstone bricks, the carefully carved windows and the well-worn wooden beams of at one of Mesa Verde...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water district, Bayfield agree on expansion

A proposal to bring potable water to residents in the southeast corner of La Plata County is finally in the starting blocks.The town of Bayfield and the La Plata-Archuleta Water District signed an...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Did school drop the ball?

DENVER – In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy five years ago, the University of Colorado and other schools across the U.S. created “threat assessment teams” to identify and take action against...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah AG to pay for polygamous takeover

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah has been ordered to pay $5.7 million for its takeover of the assets held by a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border.The Utah Supreme Court ruled Friday that the money is...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Flash floods in Utah a concern

SALT LAKE CITY – Several major wildfires that scorched Utah mountainsides last month have triggered a heightened concern for flash floods, and some areas have already been affected. The National...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

In Golden, Romney grades himself

GOLDEN – Seeking to refocus his presidential campaign on middle-class voters, Republican Mitt Romney unveiled new themes and a criticism of President Barack Obama on Thursday in Golden.The former...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bluegrass for green world

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tennis, blood pudding and champagne, so long London

Robert Whitson, chief financial officer of Ballantine Communication Inc., parent company for The Durango Herald, has been at the 2012 London Olympics for the past week.We enjoyed Wimbledon and saw...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas panel names new director

DENVER – The agency that regulates gas and oil development in Colorado has hired its former lawyer to be its new director.Matthew Lepore is a private attorney in Denver, but he was the assistant...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 4:09 a.m. A vehicle hit a deer in the 1300 block of South Camino del Rio.Wednesday 11:26 p.m. Someone reported a suspicious bald man in a pink shirt wandering the Town Plaza...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected robber held

A Durango man who demanded another man’s cellphone and pretended to have a handgun was arrested Wednesday night at the DoubleTree Hotel on suspicion of felony robbery.Stanford Stringer, 21, was...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify man killed in highway crash

The man killed in Wednesday afternoon’s car accident has been identified as Durango resident Sean Kirk.Kirk, 46, was headed to Durango on U.S. Highway 550 when he lost control of the vehicle on a...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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