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Did school drop the ball?

DENVER – In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy five years ago, the University of Colorado and other schools across the U.S. created “threat assessment teams” to identify and take action against...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah AG to pay for polygamous takeover

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah has been ordered to pay $5.7 million for its takeover of the assets held by a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border.The Utah Supreme Court ruled Friday that the money is...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Flash floods in Utah a concern

SALT LAKE CITY – Several major wildfires that scorched Utah mountainsides last month have triggered a heightened concern for flash floods, and some areas have already been affected. The National...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Regional News

In Golden, Romney grades himself

GOLDEN – Seeking to refocus his presidential campaign on middle-class voters, Republican Mitt Romney unveiled new themes and a criticism of President Barack Obama on Thursday in Golden.The former...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bluegrass for green world

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tennis, blood pudding and champagne, so long London

Robert Whitson, chief financial officer of Ballantine Communication Inc., parent company for The Durango Herald, has been at the 2012 London Olympics for the past week.We enjoyed Wimbledon and saw...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas panel names new director

DENVER – The agency that regulates gas and oil development in Colorado has hired its former lawyer to be its new director.Matthew Lepore is a private attorney in Denver, but he was the assistant...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 4:09 a.m. A vehicle hit a deer in the 1300 block of South Camino del Rio.Wednesday 11:26 p.m. Someone reported a suspicious bald man in a pink shirt wandering the Town Plaza...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected robber held

A Durango man who demanded another man’s cellphone and pretended to have a handgun was arrested Wednesday night at the DoubleTree Hotel on suspicion of felony robbery.Stanford Stringer, 21, was...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify man killed in highway crash

The man killed in Wednesday afternoon’s car accident has been identified as Durango resident Sean Kirk.Kirk, 46, was headed to Durango on U.S. Highway 550 when he lost control of the vehicle on a...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chimney Rock to get monument label

President Barack Obama will use his executive authority to declare a national monument at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area, sources confirmed to the Herald.The decision bypasses Congress, which has...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s public enemy No.1: Bike snatchers

It was about midnight July 18 when Cari Hicks’ boyfriend took her “light-blue, tealish”-colored mountain bike and set out for a ride.Near the intersection of Florida Road and East Animas Road, her...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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