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Too good to be true? It is

The economy has treated many people badly, but scam artists continue to do well, a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigator said Wednesday.Sgt. Tom Cowing said he has seen a spate of recent...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Getting out ... fast

Durango Fire and Rescue Authority conduct what is termed "Out of the window" training at Fire Station 2 on Wednesday morning. In the training exercise firefighters are taught to use a belay device and an anchor point in a building in order to escape quickly if needed.

DATE: Aug. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Offers flood in for crime-fighting man

ALBUQUERQUE – People across the country are offering to help the family of the New Mexico man who rescued a 6-year-old girl who was snatched off the street and thrown into a van.Police and...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Agency considers investigation into N.M. shootings

ALBUQUERQUE – The head of the Justice Department’s civil-rights division, which is reviewing whether to launch an investigation into the recent escalation of fatal shootings by Albuquerque police...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Trial set for former Ignacio town manager

Former Ignacio Town Manager Balty Quintana, who is charged with indecent exposure, is set for a November trial in La Plata County Court.Quintana appeared Tuesday for a brief hearing. Judge Martha...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 12:57 a.m. A noise disturbance was reported in the 200 block of East Park Avenue.2:02 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the west 100 block of Eighth Street.Monday 7:15 a.m....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roadside attraction a hot spot

Durango has a mystery in its midst: the Pinkerton Hot Springs.Travelers pass the springs heading north on U.S. Highway 550, and some area residents are curious enough to stop the car to check it...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The bus is leaving the station

Southwest Colorado residents will no longer be able to leave the driving to Greyhound after the bus company makes its last stop in Durango on Sept. 5.“In addition to Durango, we’ll no longer...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Republicans size up options

It’s been an eventful week for Republicans: a nationally televised debate, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s barn-burning win in Iowa’s Ames Straw Poll, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s capitulation...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up with trains

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superfund project looks to reduce toxic flow

SILVERTON – A potential Superfund project in this old mountain mining town to reduce the amount of toxic metals flowing into the Animas River would focus on only the most glaring examples – four...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Looking for lights, camera, action

Across the border in Albuquerque, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel Jackson are filming a Marvel Comic blockbuster called “The Avengers.” David Welz, the one paid...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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