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S. Utes want federal fix for irrigation ditch

The Southern Ute Tribal Council is giving its strong support for the introduction of both the U.S. House and Senate bills that would require the Secretary of the Interior to repair the Pine River...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC raises more funds

The Fort Lewis College Foundation reported Tuesday that it has seen a 33 percent increase in fundraising contributions - from $1,901,032 to $2,534,202 - from June 30, 2008, to this year.Colleges...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scout leader arrested in child sex sting

A longtime Boy Scout leader was arrested at Greenmount Cemetery on Wednesday morning after arriving for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old boy.Thomas Helm, 60, of...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most of county's stimulus money goes for transportation projects

La Plata County so far has received $22.7 million in grant money made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.The largest chunk of that - 63 percent - is going to...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brainstorm Internet seeks federal stimulus funds to help rural outreach

Durango Internet provider Brainstorm Internet will join the companies and organizations vying for $7.2 billion in federal stimulus money dedicated to bringing broadband service to rural...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Excavation plan riles residents

The La Plata County Planning Commission tonight will consider a request for a large excavation project five miles south of Durango. It will likely meet with opposition. As of Wednesday, there were...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Garbage truck spill snarls traffic

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caretaker found dead in couple's house

A caretaker was found dead last week in a man's home northeast of Elmore's Corner.Victor Valdez, 41, of Durango, died from liver complications caused by alcoholism, according to a preliminary...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Calif. budget fix likely temporary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's deal to close its $26 billion budget gap may end up doing what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had hoped to avoid: kicking the state's problems down the road.Despite...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest two on suspicion of Durango car thefts

Two people were arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of stealing from unlocked cars in Durango.The incident occurred about 1:25 a.m. on Valentine Drive when a resident called police to report two...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local man accused of child exploitation

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of children.Authorities executed a search warrant April 9 at the home of Mark Allen Rawson, 47.During the search, law-enforcement...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover crash closed U.S. 550

A single-car rollover closed U.S. Highway 550 for at least a half hour last weekend near Sunnyside Elementary School, south of Durango.The accident occurred about noon Saturday near a sharp bend in...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News