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Durango PoliceThursday 1:45 a.m. A man broke into Joe’s Durango Liquor & Wine Co., 1145 South Camino del Rio.2:57 a.m. Someone was banging on a man’s door at Days End, 2202 Main Ave.Wednesday 11:19...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lone Ranger casting call today

Johnny Depp? Paid extras? No experience required? Sounds good.An open casting call held by Sande Alessi Casting, based out of Los Angeles, is looking for “all interesting characters” and will be...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Late Ute chairman honored by House

DENVER – State lawmakers paid tribute Thursday to Ernest House Sr., the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council chairman who died in a motorcycle accident last September.Tribal leaders from Southwest...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

White House official speaks at Fort Lewis

We are at point of a paradigm shift in Indian education, and it is up to students, educators and tribal leaders to determine what the path will look like in the future.That was the message William...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. commander says Afghanistan needs U.S. troops

WASHINGTON – The United States should continue a substantial military presence through 2013, said Marine Gen. John Allen, top commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan said Thursday.“I wish I could...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

JOBs bill passes; starting your business could get easier

WASHINGTON – A bill that would make it easier for small businesses to raise money from investors, known as the JOBS bill, passed the Senate today with a majority vote.The Jumpstart Our Business...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistake has mail-in ballots missing in Silverton

Mailing errors last week resulted in more than 100 ballots for Silverton’s April 3 town election being listed as “missing or mailed to an incorrect address,” said Town Clerk Brian Carlson. That...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

A river trail runs through it

A sign advising hikers they’re approaching the end of the Animas River Trail lies in the weeds behind Nature’s Oasis Natural Foods Market.It’s an appropriate place for a sign that’s about to become...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County postpones decision on medical pot

County commissioners have decided to delay by one month a decision about whether to ban medical marijuana operations and licenses in unincorporated areas of the county.A public hearing on the...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers push for reduced drug sentences

DENVER – Legislators from the left and right moved Wednesday to reduce sentences for narcotics possession, saying the country needs a new approach to the war on drugs.“Most people – left, right,...

DATE: March 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Native language bill passes first test

DENVER – A bill to make it easier to hire Native American language teachers got an enthusiastic response from the House Education Committee on Wednesday.Senate Bill 57, by Rep. J. Paul Brown,...

DATE: March 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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