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EPA head: Ruling on Ariz. coal plant complex

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to make a decision on whether to mandate pollution controls for a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo reservation next...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

County to decide what’s next with comprehensive plan

The county’s volunteer planning board will get an earful from community members at a public hearing today about the proposed comprehensive plan.After more than two years of work, $300,000 in...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum eyes Animas River preservation

The city of Durango took its second step in developing a management plan for the Animas River with a public forum Wednesday.About 35 people attended the first of multiple meetings to create a plan...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango VFW remembers Pearl Harbor

Seven decades have passed since Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, killing and injuring more than 3,500 servicemen and civilians, but the devastation of the event still resonated for La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Fire & RescueTuesday 10:43 a.m. A fire alarm was set off in the 1500 block of County Road 200, near Rockwood.5:34 p.m. Medics and firefighters responded to a traffic accident near the West...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowfall allows daily runs at DMR

Skiers, rejoice: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, which is still enveloped in 21 inches of last week’s snow, will open Lift 1 and the front side of the mountain for daily operations starting...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pro Cycling race route to be unveiled Tuesday

DENVER – The USA Pro Cycling Challenge’s 2012 route will be revealed next Tuesday afternoon.Durango, Pagosa Springs, Telluride and Ouray all have submitted bids to host either a start or finish of...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some slots for Iron Horse selling out

The 41st running of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is more than five months away, but several categories closed enrollment within hours, others within five days.“It’s amazing,” race director Gage...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voting machine security questioned

DENVER – Secretary of State Scott Gessler wants to make it easier for counties to comply with rules for electronic voting machines, but watchdogs say the changes increase the risk of hackers...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bag ban: Good or bad?

The Bag It campaign is creating momentum around a possible plastic-bag ban in Durango, but opponents are arguing such a ban would limit personal choice and could even drive people toward...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keeping the dream alive

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opportunity for change in air, say some S. Utes

A notable portion of the elected leadership positions for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe will be decided in a vote next week, and some tribal members say it’s an opportunity for change.On Wednesday,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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