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Police arrest man on suspicion of stealing from cars

A Fort Lewis College student was arrested early Friday on suspicion of breaking into cars in Durango - his second arrest for the same crime this year.Travis Neil Robben, 21, was being held in the...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fed report says BLM is lax on well permitting

A Government Accountability Office report says that the Bureau of Land Management field office in Farmington has approved an inordinate number of gas-well drilling permits without adequate...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Board's decision may aid elk institute

The Elk Research Institute, under fire from critics who feel it's a private hunting ground on public land, may have gotten a boost Friday by a state land board decision, and Fort Lewis may have...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal business regional draw

HESPERUS - Marvin Chapman was at Hay Gulch Coal around mid-morning Friday loading the first of 6 tons of bituminous lump coal that he needs to heat his Aztec home this winter. "This is sure handy...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Research center to shut

Colorado State University is closing its San Juan Basin Research Center in Hesperus - the old Fort Lewis site - in response to a cut in state funding and ongoing questions surrounding its research...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lance Armstrong to appear in Durango

Lance Armstrong, the champion of a record seven consecutive Tours de France,the world's premier bicycle race, will be in Durango on Oct. 20 for the premier of "Race Across the Sky," a documentary...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

World class women's billiards comes to Sky Ute Casino

The Women's Professional Billiards Association is making a stop at Sky Ute Casino for the Colorado Classic. More than 60 players including the top talent in the world will play through Sunday when...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

New ride

DATE: Sept. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

14-year-old flying solo

On a drizzly gray morning with a tough north-to-south breeze, Jared Engelken flew.The Miller Middle School student released his glider from a tow plane and swooped back to Earth, making his first...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear Tracker

DATE: Sept. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple get prison time for tax evasion

A former Durango couple who oversaw the former Bank of Durango before it was seized were sentenced Thursday in federal court for tax evasion on money embezzled from the bank.Cheryl McMillan, 56,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents back fracing limits

Results of an opinion poll released this week show a majority of respondents support legislation that would bring hydraulic fracturing, a practice commonly used to recover natural gas, under...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News