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Durango may be step closer to Target store

“Yes, Target really wants to locate a store here in Durango,” said Greg Hoch, Durango’s director of planning and community development. “They really have been looking at Durango for a long time....

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

Cortez man pleads guilty to police assault

A Cortez man has pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer at the Ute Tribal Elderly Complex in Towaoc.Shane Dean Darrell French, 34, entered a guilty plea Aug. 22 in which he admitted...

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

Mine requests hearing delay

Public hearings on an application to reopen a historic gold and silver mining complex near Hesperus will have to wait.Wildcat Mining Corp., the company that has been trying to get the mines...

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

Drought, wildfire threaten the ecological balance

When the Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002 burned more than 70,000 acres, 57 homes and came within a mile of the city’s water intake on the Florida River, it was a wake-up call to local officials what...

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

The Animas in a changed climate

Editors note: This is part three of a four-part series about the state of the Animas River today.By Lynda EdwardsHerald Staff WriterDurango’s 2011 Water Efficiency Management Plan said that to...

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

Report: Air by school is safe

The air around Sunnyside Elementary is safe to breathe, according to the results of an air-quality test commissioned by Durango School District 9-R.The tests, conducted for 9-R by Walsh...

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

Precision and impermanence

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

Want water? Take a number

Editors note: This is part two of a four-part series about the state of the Animas River today.By Dale RodebaughHerald Staff WriterFor Native Americans who inhabited this area in prehistoric times,...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than a century of measurements

In Southwest Colorado, where water rights are a marketable commodity, it’s important to know how much water is available.Measuring the flow in the Animas River is one of the chores assigned to...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demands on the Animas River

According to the Colorado Division of Water Resources, the historical average annual flow in the Animas and Florida rivers is 660,000 acre-feet.Probably the largest amount is pulled out by ranchers...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local couple looks for its lost dog

A recently arrived Texas couple are keeping their fingers crossed that the baby of the family returns home soon.“She’s been a child to us,” Skyler Burton said Friday of Lucy, a 4½-year-old...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skyhawks nesting again

A fresh crop of Skyhawks strolled the campus at Fort Lewis College late Saturday morning, saying good-bye to parents and hello to new roommates.Saturday was the last day of new student orientation...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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