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Park Service denies Coke influence

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – National Park Service director Jon Jarvis applauded a plan to ban the sale of plastic water bottles at the Grand Canyon, but he noted there would be consequences because the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Program trains to look for lost, disoriented

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) – There was silence as Portales Police Department Animal Control Sgt. Wally Chambers focused on static coming from a radio in his hand. Chambers was participating in an exercise...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Feds delay decision about lizard

ALBUQUERQUE – A decision about whether a lizard found only in parts of New Mexico and Texas should be added to the endangered species list has been put off another six months, the U.S. Fish and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. elections chief doesn’t mind hot water

DENVER – Colorado’s lightning-rod elections chief, Scott Gessler, smiles when asked if he’s surprised how often he ruffles feathers. The Republican secretary of state doesn’t seem to mind the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceFriday 4:34 a.m. A dog had been barking for at least one hour near Forest Avenue and Leyden Street.Thursday 1:09 p.m. Drivers in a white truck and a red station wagon were involved in...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets 3 years for crash

A Bloomfield, N.M., man was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for causing a head-on crash while driving drunk on Molas Pass.Mark Lindsey received the maximum allowed under a plea agreement...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas how it used to be

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secret videotaper gets 90 days in jail

A Durango man who secretly videotaped his housesitter and her boyfriend last year was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail.Mark “Steve” Brown, 57, apologized to his friends, family and victims. He...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Not a thinking man’s sport’

MOSCA Jay Young was born to wrestle alligators.He got his first bite from his mom’s pet caiman at age 5.Now he’s Alligator Jay, the chief reptile wrangler at his family’s Colorado Gators farm, 17...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temperatures to dip into teens tonight

Wet weather blanketed much of the West on Friday, and with it comes a winter weather advisory in Durango that will remain in place until 2 p.m. today.The National Weather Service in Grand Junction...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fracking decision set for Monday

DENVER – State energy regulators will meet Monday to adopt new rules for public disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids.But critics say the proposed rule has an exception big enough to pump a...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sweat lodge lawsuits settled for $3M

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A self-help author imprisoned for the deaths of three people after an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony settled civil lawsuits with the victims’ families for more than $3 million,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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