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Durango PoliceMonday 11:16 a.m. A guest left a gun in his room at a hotel in the 400 block of East Second Avenue.1:34 p.m. Someone found a ring in the 600 block of East Third Avenue.4:19 p.m. A...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial begins in local domestic-violence case

A jury was selected Tuesday in a trial for a La Plata County man suspected of assaulting several women, torturing a dog and branding two women with a hot iron.Louie Albert Lucero, 51, is charged...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango hustles to open Lake Nighthorse by 2013

The city of Durango is not quite ready to say “Go fish,” but officials say they are trying hard to open Lake Nighthorse for recreation by the spring of 2013.Officials are applying for a $300,000...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city councilor questions proposed garbage fee increases

Durango City Councilor Paul Broderick was baffled by city plans to move to a single-stream plan for managing its recyclables.If it’s supposed to be more efficient and increase recycle volume by 30...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Embattled committee deflects shake-up

The make-up of the La Plata County Planning Commission will remain largely unchanged despite the controversy that surrounded the body last year during consideration of a comprehensive...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercury spill closes health department

About 100 people were evacuated Tuesday from the San Juan Basin Health Department in Bodo Industrial Park after a small amount of mercury spilled.The spill occurred about 10 a.m. when a...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Honeyville casts net to keep up

Honeyville has a long history of making mouths water over their wide variety of flavors and “pure mountain wildflower honey from Durango, Colorado” as touted by the company’s catalogue.But while...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers reject cooperative banking for pot shops

DENVER – Medical marijuana is legal in 17 states, but the industry has a decidedly black-market aspect – it’s mostly cash-only.Colorado lawmakers considered a bill setting up a special...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

USA Pro Cycling Challenge wants local artist

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is searching for an artist capable of designing the tour’s national poster, and it could be you.All entries must be submitted to the USA Pro Challenge Facebook contest...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceSunday 1:48 a.m. A man was punching cars, according to a report at the La Plata County jail. He was arrested.11:16 p.m. A drunken man needed to be removed from a home in the 400 block...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local deputy’s daughter dies after illness

The daughter of a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy died early Sunday from unknown causes.The girl, Kimber Michelle Brown, age 5, was the daughter of Mike Brown and Raelyn Anderson-Brown of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ai-oh, Silverton!

Horses stomping upward of 40 mph with a skier or boarder in tow, will be seen leaping over 6-foot jumps this weekend in Silverton for the third annual Skijoring Event.Registration for the race will...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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