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‘A glorious blanket of vegetation’

MISSIONARY RIDGE – The ugly scar left here by the wildfire that charred more than 70,000 acres in 2002 is fading.Stands of aspen, now in their golden glory, are reclaiming their former range. Wild...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus woman suspected of breaking into cars

A Hesperus woman has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into at least seven vehicles last weekend.Jennifer Marie Folsom, 22, was booked into the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of criminal...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 2:04 a.m. A motorist was stranded in the 25000 block of U.S. Highway 550.2:21 a.m. Someone was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving, driving under restraint and...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trio of color

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction projects soaring at airport

The Durango-La Plata County Airport Commission met Thursday to go over recent projects and discuss how to handle the facility’s considerable growing pains.“What’s driving this is very strong...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull snake winds up in car engine

A 4-foot-long bull snake sought refuge, and possibly warmth, in the engine block of a car that was serviced last month at the Durango Walmart.Mechanics discovered the reptile while performing an...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spin control

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Markey emphasizes independence in last candidate forum

DENVER – Colorado’s most endangered Democratic member of Congress, Rep. Betsy Markey, highlighted her independence Thursday in her final televised event before election day next month.Markey talked...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo vice president chargedin slush fund investigation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – A Navajo presidential candidate and his running mate are among tribal officials charged in an investigation of slush funds just weeks before the November election.Tribal Vice...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dinosaur stores

Jim Monger, the owner of Outdoor Power Equipment, has spent more than 30 years fixing broken engines and machine parts so old they are no longer sold in stores. His customers say they will bring...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans outnumber Democrats in early voting

DENVER – For nearly 200,000 Coloradans, the election is already over.Voting by mail started Oct. 12, and 8 percent of the state’s active voters have returned their ballots already or voted at an...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates trade jabs about jobs

The fight for the 3rd Congressional District is coming down to one word: jobs.Republican challenger Scott Tipton blames the Democratic incumbent, John Salazar, for stubbornly high unemployment in...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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