Suspect arrested in yearlong burglary spree

A man accused of stealing more than $50,000 from homes and a business in the Four Corners is behind bars.Johnathon Newton, 31 , has been arrested as a suspect in a yearlong burglary spree that...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road closures slated for national monument

Crews from the Southwestern Conservation Corps are scheduled to return to the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument early next month to complete the closure of superfluous roads in the federal...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Policemonday 1:25 a.m. A resident of the 100 block of east 29th Street said her female roommate punched her.1:59 a.m. An intoxicated 24-year-old woman fell and hit her head in the 500 block...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

To everything there is a season

The peaks are dusted white and the aspen tinged gold around Silverton – the first signs that fall will soon be in full force throughout Southwest Colorado.Timing-wise, that’s just about right, said...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Ute Mountain Ute chairman dies in motorcycle accident

A former Ute Mountain Ute tribal chairman was killed during the weekend in an accident while riding his motorcycle in McElmo Canyon.Rainy weather may have contributed to the death of 65-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Goodbye Cortez, hello Telluride

DENVER – Politics trumped geography Monday when a special state commission drew Telluride into Durango’s state House district in order to make elections more competitive.The more conservative town...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDC reports four dead in cantaloupe listeria outbreak

WASHINGTON – Four people have died in an outbreak of listeria traced to southeast Colorado cantaloupes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.One death occurred in Colorado,...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

This Roadrunner easy to catch

Rural public transit service in La Plata County doesn’t quite hold a candle to ridership numbers in many other Colorado towns. But that didn’t stop Roadrunner Transit from taking top honors from...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Swingin’ to sunny skies

DATE: Sept. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel: Post-Columbine discipline policies should be scrapped

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers and police say strict disciplinary policies adopted at schools after the Columbine High School shootings should be scaled back or scrapped and that administrators should...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City puts up ‘talking’ crosswalk

Students headed to campus at Southwest Colorado Community College have a safer way to cross Camino del Rio at Seventh Street.An effort to address the crosswalk started after SCCC offered students...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mail could be sorted in New Mexico?

The U.S. Postal Service faces a $10 billion deficit this year and cuts at the Durango facility could be part of the solution, officials announced this week.“The Postal Service has lost more than 20...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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