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Water pipeline study proposed

Colorado water officials will discuss next month whether to pay $150,000 to study a massive pipeline from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge Reservoir to Front Range cities and farms.Although the pipeline...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teenager ejected in U.S. Highway 160 crash

A two-car crash sent a 17-year-old Bayfield girl to the hospital Tuesday in Durango.The crash occurred about 11:10 a.m. at South Camino del Rio and Sawyer Drive, the intersection that serves as the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tasering at concert costs $140K

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a $140,000 settlement with a man who was shocked with a Taser by campus police at a concert in July 2009.Six board members unanimously...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

River trail on right path

After many hours of discussion, it happened – the City Council unanimously voted in favor of a route for the Animas River Trail.This approved version includes access points at 37th and 36th...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prenatal, home-care services cut at health department

The San Juan Basin Health Department, swimming against a torrent of red ink, is going to jettison two longtime services.Joe Theine, the department’s executive director, who has been on the job less...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pelosi gets gloomy economic scoop

DENVER – Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi told a group of female business owners Tuesday in Denver that she wanted to listen, not talk, about problems in the economy.She got an earful.The women work...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durangoan, wife see Arab Spring turn to summer of discontent

A Durangoan who saw firsthand the uprising that toppled Egypt’s 30-year president, Hosni Mubarak, has returned home to share the tale.Luke Bolton, a Fulbright scholar and 2005 graduate of Durango...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceMonday 1:44 a.m. Someone heard a noise outside that sounded like someone siphoning gas in the 1800 block of Crestview Drive.Sunday 6:16 a.m. Someone took the mirrors off several...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Trail vote expected today

The long process to determine a route to extend the Animas River Trail northward past 36th Street is expected to culminate with a vote today by city councilors.Parks and Recreation Director Cathy...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vagaries of life back in The Blotter

Readers of The Durango Herald may have noticed some changes to The Blotter appearing on this page today.The Durango Police Department has overcome technical obstacles to provide a public-records...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County airport sees record boardings

The Durango-La Plata County Airport handled more passengers in July than it has in any month in its history, according to Aviation Director Ron Dent.There were 18,127 passengers taking flights...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second mudslide delays train service

For the second time this month, a mudslide on Monday interrupted train service between Durango and Silverton.About 425 passengers were either bused back to Durango or took a late train out of...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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