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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

Murder suspect to plead guilty; faces life in prison for man’s death

DENVER – A Towaoc man charged with first-degree murder has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.Clarence M. Lehi was arrested Nov. 5, 2011, after Winslow Big Soldier was shot and died at Lehi’s...

DATE: July 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

London calling for Durango teens

A trio of Durango teenagers have been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Rising high school seniors Luke Sutherlin, Samantha Jones and Sage Potter will travel to London on Friday, free of charge,...

DATE: July 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceWednesday 2:01 a.m. A man was riding a two-stroke dirt bike and yelling in the 1300 block of Florida Road.2:26 a.m. A drunken man was in his car yelling in the east 400 block of 12th...

DATE: July 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should fake vets pay price for perfidy?

Lawmakers are pushing for a new law to penalize impostors who say they earned combat honors while serving in the military.The first such law, the Stolen Valor Act of 2006, was ruled...

DATE: July 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

City vows to simplify zone code

Durango’s land-use codes are so stringent that they preclude a new coffee shop from opening in the busy commercial corridor along College Drive, a planning consultant noted at a public hearing...

DATE: July 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘History is made every day’

The year was 1881. Durango was only 7 months old, yet an outlaw gang was threatening the peace of this burgeoning town.Ike Stockton, leader of the gang, was having shootouts on what was then called...

DATE: July 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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