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Thanks during tough times

More than two decades ago, the Rev. Mike Darmour dreamed of a free Thanksgiving dinner open to everybody, whether theyneeded the meal for sustenance, didn't like to cook or were too small a family...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton mine get $4M for cleanup

DENVER - A large bankruptcy settlement will bring $4 million to help clean up a century-old mining district nearSilverton.A Texas judge on Tuesday finalized the reorganization plan for American...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes to have runoff election

Because none of the candidates received 50 percent of the vote, the top four of the eight candidates for Southern UteTribal Council will face off in a runoff election next month for two contested...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge sentences teen for school threat

A former Dove Creek High School student who threatened to “shoot up" the school last March has been sentenced to threeyears in the Youth Offender System. David Taylor, 17, appeared Monday in a...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. abuse of alcohol cost $2.5B

ALBUQUERQUE - Alcohol abuse cost New Mexico 993 lives and nearly $2.5 billion in 2006 in lost productivity, health-careexpenses and costs associated with property loss from crashes and fires, a new...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decking the trees

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road Runner to make daily Ignacio-Aztec trips

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will initiate Road Runner Transit service between Ignacio and Aztec - seven departuresdaily from each terminus - starting Wednesday.The service is the third Road...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

DMR planning to open Friday

Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will open Friday with one run of man-made, packed-powder snow. Meanwhile, Telluride Ski Resort will open today, and Wolf Creek Ski Area opened Oct. 31 and is...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State to curb phone habits

It will soon be illegal for drivers in Colorado to text, e-mail or tweet when they're behind the wheel. The ban passed by the Legislature will take effect Tuesday. The new law will also bar...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chicken mystery mounts

A mysterious guest, he came late and left without ever saying a word.But the refusal of the city's now-somewhat-infamous chicken-man to reveal himself in the days after the minor mediaspasm he...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

State offices to be closed on Friday

DENVER - State government offices are closed today and most will remain closed Friday. About 15,500 employees are taking an unpaid day off, their third this year, to save money in the state...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, DFRA reach interim budget deal

The city of Durango agreed to restore partial funding for the local fire authority, a low-cost health clinic and Fourthof July fireworks. But Durango Cable Access Television - which will get just...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Local News

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