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Annie’s Orphans friends want your help to make a video for ‘Extreme Makeover’

Are you ready for your not-so-close-up?Annie’s Orphans, a no-kill dog shelter, is seeking a large crowd for the filming of its video application for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Looking for sun? Hang in there

There is light at the end of the tunnel for Durangoans tired of this week’s rain showers. There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms and rain showers today, with a predicted high of 69 and low...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild at heart, herded to captivity

DISAPPOINTMENT VALLEY – Nearly 25 wild horses that roam 22,000 acres of rolling hills and craggy uplands in this remote valley’s Spring Creek Basin were shooed by helicopter into corrals Friday as...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Men take dead friend for ride, he pays for drinks

DENVER – Two men are accused of engaging in a disturbing re-enactment of the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s” after authorities say they drove around town with a dead friend in the car, running up a bar...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Blotter

Durango Policethursday 4:45 a.m. A man was reported sleeping inside the lobby of the Durango Post Office, 222 W. Eighth St.wednesday 8:45 a.m. A storage unit was broken into in the 2000 block of...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango is the ‘next big thing’

When Outside Magazine’s October 2011 issue hits stands, all of Durango will know that we are the “Next Big Thing.”The mountain town won the title while being awarded a coveted top-10 spot in...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Francisco gets 2 years for theft

In what judge, prosecution and defense agreed was a complicated case, a former Durango used-car dealer was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison on two counts of felony theft.Judge Jeffrey...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

A resort district? Chairman says yes

DENVER – The unaffiliated chairman of a panel drawing new Colorado legislative districts amid partisan dispute said Thursday he’s proposing maps that make more races competitive and have more...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers overseeing recreation at Lake Nighthorse

Under the most recent proposal, the city can take charge of recreation at Lake Nighthorse and not lose money.Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz this week met with her Parks and Recreation...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Battering it up for dough

La Plata County Fairgrounds was again home to 12 hours of pancake flipping and a silent auction.Organizers of the 56th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day fundraiser hoped to serve 2,000 meals and raise...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP says tax hike for schools is a job killer

DENVER – Republican legislators rallied against a proposed tax hike for schools Thursday, saying it would cost the state 119,000 jobs over five years.But supporters said the Republicans were...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC sees flat enrollment

Fort Lewis College officials feared major losses in enrollment this year after eliminating three majors, but 2011 fall enrollment numbers show a student head count almost identical to last...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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