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Judge finds cause in road-rage case

A Bayfield man Thursday pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 66-year-old man in a suspected bout of road rage.At a preliminary hearing, District Judge Jeffrey Wilson found probable cause to support...

DATE: March 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College falls to Emporia State in final

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The magical run by the Fort Lewis College women's basketball team fell one trick short of a title. Emporia State University, behind a scalding second-half shooting...

DATE: March 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate committee OKs natural-gas bill

DENVER - Senators hit the gas Thursday on a bill to transform coal power plants into natural-gas burners. Sen. Bruce Whitehead, D-Hesperus, is sponsoring House Bill 1365 with Senate Minority...

DATE: March 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former deputy cleared of assault at La Plata County Jail

A former La Plata County Sheriff's deputy was found not guilty Thursday of assaulting a jail inmate. Rene Teneele Morris, 33, breathed a slow sigh of relief and hugged her Durango lawyer Joel Fry...

DATE: March 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoan sues Southern Ute Growth Fund

A Durango woman has filed a lawsuit against the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund alleging she was discriminatedagainst and fired for her age, ethnicity and gender. In a complaint filed March...

DATE: March 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of burglary

Durango police arrested a 22-year-old man early Wednesday on suspicion of burglary after he forced his way into a dineron the east side of town.Durango Police Department officers arrested Robert...

DATE: March 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. 160 expansion ready to begin

A yearlong $9 million highway project partially funded by the president's stimulus package is now under way on FloridaMesa, and drivers who use the road should get ready for possible 10-minute...

DATE: March 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet won't ask for option

DENVER - As U.S. senators debate a second health-care bill today, Democrats are under pressure from the left and theright.Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., plans to vote for the bill and fend off any...

DATE: March 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College may lay off staff

A Fort Lewis College budget proposal calls for laying off seven employees during the next two years as part of a $4.5million cut driven by a rollback in state funding.Positions that would be...

DATE: March 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Riddle accuses activist of bribery

La Plata County Commissioner Joelle Riddle is accusing a local Democratic Party activist of offering her a bribe toresign.Riddle this week provided The Durango Herald with a copy of an e-mail she...

DATE: March 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Animas Road reopens

County Road 250 (East Animas Road) was reopened to traffic Thursday after mudslides that covered the road were cleared. La Plata County closed the 2700 block of the road to through traffic ...

DATE: March 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News