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DATE: Feb. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time to make that education pay

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durangoan missing since Jan. 24

A former Durango man who was last seen leaving Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort has been missing for eight days, authorities said Wednesday.Irvin Rangel, 22, has been missing since the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Fire & RescueTuesday 3:41 p.m. Firefighters responded to a carbon-monoxide or hazardous-materials problem in the 2300 block of Main Avenue.7:24 p.m. Medics responded to an assault near East...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reactions heated on Planned Parenthood-Susan G. Komen rift

NEW YORK – Planned Parenthood said Wednesday that it received more than $400,000 from 6,000 donors in the 24 hours after news broke that its affiliates would be losing grants for breast screenings...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santorum turns to Colorado for presidential campaign boost

LAKEWOOD – Rick Santorum picked up the endorsement of former congressman Tom Tancredo and other influential conservatives Wednesday as he prodded Coloradoans to once again “reset” the Republican...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Today’s Snowdown events

Snowdown Search for “The Silver Bullet,” all day, clues will be released on KIQX 101.3-FM and KRSJ 100.5-FM radio. Snowdown Build Your Own Fairy Castle Contest, 9 a.m.–noon, Pine River Valley Bank,...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

And the drink of Snowdown is ...

The “Diva Cherry Box-A Taste of Seduction” is the official drink of Snowdown 2012.The Durango Divas – Maile King, Dolores Overton and Susannah Standal – won the 34th annual Bartender’s Contest by...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The official drink of Snowdown: Diva Cherry Box

½ glass of Spicebox Whiskey3-second pour of Damiana LiqueurSplash of sweet vermouthCherry placed on top

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fashion throw down

Despite moving from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall to the La Plata County Fairgrounds – a much bigger venue – once again, this year's Do's and Don'ts Luncheon and fashion show was standing-room...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group suing to block Christo’s ‘Over the River’ art installation

DENVER – Opponents of the artist Christo’s plan to suspend giant fabric panels over parts of the scenic Arkansas River filed a lawsuit Wednesday arguing that federal officials violated...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Director of Colorado oil, gas commission resigning

DENVER – The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission director who oversaw the 2008 overhaul of oil and natural-gas development rules said Wednesday he plans to resign to join a Denver law firm...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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