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Colorado wildfire claims 136 homes

BOULDER – Authorities say at least 136 homes have been destroyed by a wildfire burning in canyons and foothills west of Boulder.A list released Wednesday the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Agency plans attack on bark beetles

DENVER – The U.S. Forest Service plans to cut about 14,000 acres of trees near communities and in more than 350 recreation sites as it deals with damage from an insect epidemic that has killed...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

One fish, two fish

The Colorado Division of Wildlife’s biennial fish population survey began Tuesday on the Animas River between Durango High School and the Ninth Street bridge.The other stretch of the Animas to be...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedal power

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bruce beats contempt charge

DENVER – A single e-mail saved anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce from a contempt of court conviction Tuesday.Denver District Judge Brian Whitney declined to hold Bruce in contempt, but he ordered...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council votes to help repair underpasses

The Durango City Council approved spending $2,850 Tuesday for repairs to three rain-damaged underpasses in the Three Springs development in Grandview.The underpasses are part of the Three Springs...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit seeks to oust Tancredo

DENVER – Two Republican voters filed a lawsuit Tuesday to kick Tom Tancredo out of the race for governor, citing the same body of law that kept La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle off the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday12:22 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 600 block of Arroyo Drive.2:28 a.m. A drunken person was causing problems at Denny’s, 666 Camino del Rio.Monday7:10 a.m. Someone...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy found dead

A La Plata County sheriff’s deputy appears to have committed suicide last weekend in Durango.Micah Paul Gilleshammer, 23, was found dead about 12:45 a.m. Saturday at his home in the 800 block of...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities: 92 structures destroyed in Colo. fire

BOULDER – David Myers knew it was time to leave when he looked out into the forest and spotted bright red flames towering skyward. Then came a blinding cloud of smoke and a deafening roar as the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado officials eye old mine fires

GRAND JUNCTION – A number of old underground coal mine fires in the western Colorado region are getting new attention as officials work to try to cool them down, if not put them out.The Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ignore irrelevant personal attacks

I am appalled at the anti-Wally White ad (Herald, Oct. 26) paid for by the La Plata County Republican Party. Maybe if I were planning on marrying Wally White, his child-support payment history and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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