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DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is music education getting short shrift in schools?

Across the country, music education is in crisis.Faced with budget shortfalls, school districts in Florida, Kansas and Arizona have all but eliminated their music programs, and in California, the...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities report most fires in area contained

Most fires around the county started by lightning strikes were contained by Thursday afternoon. Two new fires were reported Thursday afternoon, a 2-acre blaze in Mesa Verde National Park and a...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pace seeks votes in San Luis Valley

MONTE VISTA – In a political campaign in the San Luis Valley, it can’t hurt to drop John Salazar’s name.Democratic state Rep. Sal Pace used to work for Salazar, who lost his congressional seat to...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceWednesday 9:59 a.m. Someone discovered graffiti on a trailer at Albertsons, 311 W. College Drive.12:09 p.m. Money was stolen from a cash drawer at Best Western Mountain Shadows, 3255...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Human chain to stretch across the river trail

After some initial skepticism about its costs and timing, happy trails appear to be on the horizon for Durango Connect.The event is intended to celebrate the Animas River Trail as a symbol of...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield principal cleared of charges

A former Bayfield Middle School principal was found not guilty Thursday of harassment and false imprisonment.Mike Lister, 54, was accused of yelling at a school councilor and holding her against...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

What a ball!

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency: Residents should remember to keep food from bears

The shooting of an aggressive bear in the Forest Lakes subdivision calls attention to the responsibility of residents to eliminate fodder for foraging bears, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water cleared for native trout

Biologists on Monday will start second-phase treatment in the Hermosa Creek watershed to create a home for native Colorado River cutthroat trout.Colorado Parks and Wildlife and U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arriving at the Olympics

Robert Whitson, chief financial officer of Ballantine Communication Inc., the parent company for The Durango Herald, is attending the 2012 London Olympics. The Herald will publish the notes he will...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spate of small wildfires erupts around county

For the second consecutive day, several small fires were reported in the area Wednesday, most sparked by lightning strikes from monsoonal storms.“There are fires everywhere,” Fire Information...

DATE: July 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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