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Denver mayoral race heading to a runoff

DENVER – The top two vote-getters in the first round of Denver’s mayoral election spent Wednesday trying to draw differences between each other, but managed to sound remarkably the same. Former...

DATE: May 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City, Masons agree to cemetery swap

Dying is generally not an easy thing to deal with, but for the next 10 years or so, at least you won’t have to “kill” for a place to be buried.Running low on space for its dead, Durango has struck...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton kicks off summer trains

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s summer season is approaching, which means a celebration is in order.The railroad will host its annual Narrow Gauge Day on Friday to celebrate the...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceTuesday 1:02 a.m. Someone was suspected of drunken driving on Veterans Way near the downtown fire station.1:02 a.m. Someone was suspected of false reporting and underage consumption...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Private school tax credit measure fails

DENVER – Legislators have rejected a proposal to give tax credits to parents who send their children to private school.The House Appropriations Committee declined to advance House Bill 1048 on...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP leader breaks with tea party over health-care law

DENVER – Tea party activists faced off with the traditional business-friendly wing of the Republican Party about a health-care bill Tuesday.The business wing won.House Majority Leader Amy Stephens,...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armenia sees bin Laden’s death as ‘long-overdue victory’

Editor’s note: Servet Yanatma and Aghavni Harutyunyan are visiting journalists at The Durango Herald. They are participating in a media exchange program with the International Center for...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bin Laden death closes a chapter for Durango survivor

The death Sunday of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the bombing of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, drew a sigh of relief and a sense of justice served from a Durango woman who fled...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Turkey hails killing of bin Laden

Editor’s note: Servet Yanatma and Aghavni Harutyunyan are visiting journalists at The Durango Herald. They are participating in a media exchange program with the International Center for...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP sets battle lines on redistricting

DENVER – House Republicans introduced a new map of future congressional districts Tuesday, setting battle lines in a highly partisan fight.“This is our best effort to put forward a map that...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown parking fixes founder

Emotions run high when it comes to parking issues in downtown Durango.“Ten years ago, there were 6,000 parking spaces,” said Bob Kunkel, executive director of the Business Improvement District....

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Putting down roots

MISSIONARY RIDGE – One hundred thirty-five schoolchildren planted ponderosa pine seedlings here Tuesday to speed the recovery of an area swept by wildfire in 2002.Fourth- and fifth-graders from...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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