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Grocery company recalling beef that might be tainted

King Soopers has recalled about 250 tons of ground beef for potential salmonella contamination, but apparently none was sold in Durango at City Market stores."No one has turned any back to us,"...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Team to present stimulus-fund primer

Gov. Bill Ritter's Economic Recovery Team visited The Durango Herald's editorial board Tuesday morning to discuss how money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be dished out in...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scouts save ill leader on Weminuche outing

Boy Scouts hiking in the Weminuche Wilderness north of Vallecito Reservoir may have saved their scoutmaster's life Thursday by carrying him to safety after he had fallen ill.The troop, from...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiesta-licious

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trailer burns in Grandview

A family has been displaced after fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home Thursday morning in the Grandview area.The fire was reported about 10:30 a.m. by two wildland firefighters who happened to...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel backs mining project

La Plata County's Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to recommend the proposed mining operation in the La Posta area five miles south of Durango to the county commissioners.The more...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse now 20% full

As the flow in the Animas River slumps during mid-summer, engineers will take a break pumping water into Lake Nighthorse to check the structural stability of the dam.It comes at a favorable time...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

An ounce of prevention

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. senators back failed concealed-weapons legislation

DENVER - Colorado's two Democratic senators voted Wednesday for a measure that would have let people carry hidden guns in 48 states if they have a concealed weapon permit in any one of them.Despite...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

S. Utes want federal fix for irrigation ditch

The Southern Ute Tribal Council is giving its strong support for the introduction of both the U.S. House and Senate bills that would require the Secretary of the Interior to repair the Pine River...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC raises more funds

The Fort Lewis College Foundation reported Tuesday that it has seen a 33 percent increase in fundraising contributions - from $1,901,032 to $2,534,202 - from June 30, 2008, to this year.Colleges...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scout leader arrested in child sex sting

A longtime Boy Scout leader was arrested at Greenmount Cemetery on Wednesday morning after arriving for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old boy.Thomas Helm, 60, of...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News